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Stoptober 2020 switch to Vaping

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Stoptober 2020 switch to Vaping

What Is Stoptober? Stoptober is a nationwide campaign launched by Public Health England in 2012. It encourages smokers of all ages to go without cigarettes for 28 days throughout October, and aims to help people quit altogether!  In the UK, approximately 1 in 5 adults are smokers, but with the rising costs and health concerns, many of these people are looking to ditch the habit. Since 2012, thousands of people have banded together every year with the aim of saying goodbye to their addiction and hello to better health and an extra bit of cash in their pockets.  Stoptober comes...

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Vaping is a Gateway OUT of Smoking, Study Finds

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Vaping is a Gateway OUT of Smoking, Study Finds

Vaping is a Gateway OUT of Smoking, Study Finds   E-cigarettes help adults quit smoking and are not a gateway to tobaccco for non-smokers, according to a study published earlier today. The report, from the World Vapers’ Alliance and the Consumer Choice Centre, also found that youth smoking rates are at an all-time low. The findings are at odds with the frequently used argument that e-cigarettes encourage non-smoking teens to take up the habit.  World Vapers’ Alliance director, Michael Landl, said: “The most common arguments against vaping – painting vaping as a gateway to smoking – fail the test of reality and science....

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Public Health England maintains vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking

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Public Health England maintains vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking

Public Health England maintains vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking   The government is launching a new campaign to try to convince the UK’s smokers that vaping is not as harmful as smoking and a good way to quit, in a bid to counter the scepticism generated by some scientific studies and media headlines. Public Health England (PHE), which maintains that vaping is 95% less harmful than tobacco, is releasing a short video of an experiment which reveals the amount of sticky black tar that accumulates in the lungs of a heavy smoker, collected in a bell jar. By...

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