E-cigarettes: misconception of vaping dangers in the UK

Research from King’s College London, UK, finds smokers and ex-smokers overestimate the vaping dangers of e-cigarettes. The Cancer Research UK-funded study assessed the knowledge about nicotine, perceptions of the relative harms of smoking, and vaping dangers,...

Turkey and e-cigarettes

In a public statement made at the Turkish Grand National Assembly Commission on Planning and Budget, Minister of Finance Naci Ağbal stated that plans to allow the importation and production of heat-not-burn tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery systems  in...

25% of Europeans still smoke

A recent survey shows no decrease in the overall smoking rate in the EU since 2014, with more than one in four Europeans still smoking. Amongst people aged 15 to 24 the rate has increased from 25% in 2014 to 29% in 2017. Significant differences exist between EU...

Ex smokers are unstoppable

The European Commission’s 3-year initiative ‘Ex-smokers are unstoppable’ has now finished but it proved enormously successful with one in three of the 480,000 registered users stopping smoking after three months. The centre-piece of the programme was...

E-cigarettes harmful to health

Refillable electronic e-cigarettes, and the potential exposure to e-liquids containing nicotine, may pose risks to public health, according to a report recently adopted by the European Commission. The report included input from an external study that analysed physical...