The do-gooders in the state capitals are at it again: There have been multiple proposals to tax e-cigarettes in the same manner as traditional cigarettes. I get the rationale for tobacco taxes. You smoke, you get sick, society has to pay for your medical care. Read More
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BBC – Vaping & ECigs: What Are The Dangers? - A Doctors Opinion
BBC documentary clip about the huge rise in the use of Electronic Cigarette's and Vaping around Britain and the world. A doctor delves into the world of "Vaping" to see if there are any real dangers or health risks associated with these popular products. Watch Video
The New Yorker – THANK YOU FOR VAPING
In 1963, a patent was filed for a “smokeless non-tobacco cigarette,” but the invention did not take off. Fifty years later, in 2013, electronic cigarettes had suddenly mushroomed into a billion-dollar industry. Read More Watch Video
The Huffington Post – WE SHOULD CHEER ECIGS AND VAPING, NOT EQUATE IT WITH SMOKING
Walking down the streets of New York I see more and more people using e-cigarettes. I see them enjoying their e-cigarette outside a bar or as they hustle down the street and it is easy to imagine that these e-cigs have replaced their previous form of tobacco intake, the cigarette. Read More
The Huffington Post – A BALANCED REVIEW OF ECIGS BY THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
Tobacco use continues to be the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. The harms of tobacco use have been known since 1964 when the Surgeon General's report was released; however close to 20% of Americans still smoke. Nearly 70% of smokers want to quit, although cessation is difficult to achieve. Read More
Royal College of Physicians (UK) – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES
Electronic cigarettes have become a staple of everyday UK life in a remarkably short time, but questions about their safety, efficacy and legal status still need to be answered. Dr Ilze Bogdanovica, Professor Linda Bauld and Professor John Britton from the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies review the facts and give their views. Read More
Can Ecigarettes Save Lives? Short Documentary style Video
A short doc-style video to find out more information about the world of ecigarettes. I speak to a number of people in the medical ... Watch Video
Taxing E-Cigarettes Seems Crazy
Avrum Spira Professor, Boston University (MED) Avrum Spira says e-cigarettes may be safer than regular cigarettes, but that doesn’t mean they’re safe.
Avrum Spira is a Boston University School of Medicine professor of medicine and pathology and bioinformatics, the Alexander Graham Bell Professor of Healthcare Entrepreneurship, and chief of the Division of Computational Biomedicine. He is a pulmonologist at Boston Medical Center. With funding from the National Institutes of Health and, more recently, the Department of Defense, he has been working to develop molecular tests for early detection of lung cancer. Spira talked with BU Research about his research into the health effects of e-cigarettes, which is being funded by the FDA. Watch Video.
Michael Siegel Professor, Boston University (SPH) Public Health professor Michael Siegel says concerns are premature and overblown
Michael Siegel, a Boston University School of Public Health professor of community health sciences, is a nationally known expert on the health risks, marketing, and regulatory policies concerning cigarettes. He argues that the controversy over e-cigarettes is misguided, and that it clouds the important benefits of the devices to help people quit smoking.
Vape Life Documentary - Episode 1 Smoking and Tobacco Addiction Watch Video.