New residents will have to sign an agreement pledging not to puff away indoors.
A bill expected this week in the U.S. House of Representatives would weaken a Food and Drug Administration rule governing e-cigarettes and represent a major victory for the $4.4 billion U.S. vaping industry.
19th May 2017 is the end of the TPD transition period. From 20th May 2017 only TPD compliant products can be sold, and any remaining stock of non-compliant product must be removed from sale.
The 20th May is also the deadline for submission of annual sales reporting data for TPD notified products which were on sale between 20 May and 31 December 2016.
If you haven’t yet notified your products then act now! Continue reading “Have you done everything to ensure your products are compliant?”
‘We need to cut the head off the monster,’ said Biebert, ‘and the monster is being funded by big business. We need more than the movie. People need to get the right information.’
New rules on vaping are coming into force within weeks – and if you’re a vaper you will need to be aware of these changes.
The new Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 comes into force on Monday, May 20, and introduces a number of rules about the sale of e-cigarettes and e-liquids.
E-cigarettes are far less toxic and safer to use compared to conventional cigarettes, according to research* published in Annals of Internal Medicine today (Monday the 6th of February 2017).
“This study adds to growing evidence that e-cigarettes are a much safer alternative to tobacco, and suggests the long term effects of these products will be minimal.”
– Alison Cox, Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK-funded scientists found that people who swapped smoking regular cigarettes for e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for at least six months, had much lower levels of toxic and cancer causing substances in their body than people who continued to use conventional cigarettes.
For the first time, researchers analysed the saliva and urine of long-term e-cigarette and NRT users, as well as smokers, and compared body-level exposure to key chemicals.**
Ex-smokers who switched to e-cigarettes or NRT had significantly lower levels of toxic chemicals and carcinogens*** in their body compared to people who continued to smoke tobacco cigarettes. But, those who used e-cigarettes or NRT while continuing to smoke, did not show the same marked differences, highlighting that a complete switch is needed to reduce exposure to toxins.
Dr Lion Shahab, senior lecturer in the department of epidemiology and public health at UCL, and lead author of the publication, said: “Our study adds to existing evidence showing that e-cigarettes and NRT are far safer than smoking, and suggests that there is a very low risk associated with their long-term use.
“We’ve shown that the levels of toxic chemicals in the body from e-cigarettes are considerably lower than suggested in previous studies using simulated experiments. This means some doubts about the safety of e-cigarettes may be wrong.
“Our results also suggest that while e-cigarettes are not only safer, the amount of nicotine they provide is not noticeably different to conventional cigarettes. This can help people to stop smoking altogether by dealing with their cravings in a safer way.”
Alison Cox, Cancer Research UK’s director of cancer prevention, said: “Around a third of tobacco-caused deaths are due to cancer, so we want to see many more of the UK’s 10 million smokers break their addiction.”
“This study adds to growing evidence that e-cigarettes are a much safer alternative to tobacco, and suggests the long term effects of these products will be minimal.
“Understanding and communicating the benefits of nicotine replacements, such as e-cigarettes, is an important step towards reducing the number of tobacco-related deaths here in the UK.”
Notes to Editor
Experts warned two in three smokers ‘wrongly’ thought e-cigarettes were just as harmful than tobacco.
VAPING has been found to be “very low risk” in a study of its effects on ex-smokers.
The British research says the devices are far less toxic than cigarettes.
A study has found that the effects of vaping has shown to be far less toxic than traditional cigarettes.
Researchers at the University College of London found that levels of cancer-causing toxins fell by up to 97 per cent in those who vape within six months after they switched from cigarettes.
But those who continued to use both saw no benefit.
The study of 181 people found using the devices was as beneficial for health as taking up nicotine replacement therapy.
Experts have warned that two in three smokers ‘wrongly’ thought e-cigarettes were just as harmful as tobacco.
Researcher Dr Lion Shahab said: “Our study shows that e-cigarettes and nicotine-replacement therapies are far safer than smoking, and suggests that there is a very low risk associated with their long-term use.”
Alison Cox, of Cancer Research UK, said: “This adds to growing evidence that e-cigarettes and vaping products are a safer alternative to tobacco and suggests that long-term effects will be minimal.”
About 2.2 million regularly used e-cigs in 2015.
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