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Another scare story about ecigs

In order for consumers to exercise informed choice, we need rational reporting of the risks.
'Vaping as bad as fags', screams the Sun today. The version in the Daily Telegraph, 'Vaping as bad for your heart as smoking cigarettes, study finds', is marginally more accurate, … http://actiononchoice.org/vaping/another-scare-story-about-ecigs/

Two cheers for New Zealand

Proposals to legalise nicotine e-cigarettes are a welcome boost for choice.
Earlier this week, New Zealand's Ministry of Health published a consultation document, Policy Options for the Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes. At present, e-cigarettes are lega… http://actiononchoice.org/vaping/two-cheers-new-zealand/

Dear Prime Minister…

Theresa May has promised to give British people 'more control over your lives'. Let's hold her to it.
Yesterday evening, Theresa May stepped out of her car and made the short walk to the Downing Street lectern to make her first statement as prime minister. Some noted that her comme… http://actiononchoice.org/smoking/dear-prime-minister/

No, vaping isn't a 'gateway'

But giving the authorities the power to limit our choices, based on junk science, will lead to bad laws.
'Vaping IS a gateway to smoking' cried the Daily Mail earlier this week, reporting on a study from the University of Southern Carolina that found that teenagers who had used ecigs … http://actiononchoice.org/vaping/no-vaping-isnt-gateway/

Vaping: who decides?

If there's no possibility of harm from 'secondhand vapour', why is vaping still so widely banned?
Last week, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Queen's Medical Centre and City Hospital, announced that it was ending its ban on vaping in hospital grounds. The t… http://actiononchoice.org/vaping/vaping-who-decides/

Euro puritans' blow against choice

The illiberal Tobacco Products Directive gets rubber stamped by the ECJ.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has, as expected, ruled that the European Parliament was within its rights to impose new rules on tobacco and e-cigarettes under the Tobacco Pro… http://actiononchoice.org/vaping/euro-puritans-blow-against-choice/

The 'dual' in The Crown

Many vapers don't want to quit smoking - they just want a way of enjoying nicotine in the pub.
There has been much talk in recent weeks of how effective e-cigs have been in helping people to quit smoking. Cigarettes can be a hard habit to break and, in the past, the options … http://actiononchoice.org/vaping/dual-crown/

TPD: The Prohibitionists' Directive

Europe's anti-choice legislation gets the green light.
The advocate general of the EU's Court of Justice, Juliane Kokott, has released her opinion in relation to a number of challenges to the new Tobacco Products Directive. Kokott's op… http://actiononchoice.org/vaping/tpd-prohibitionists-directive/

Outdoor smoking: a thousand cuts

The right to smoke anywhere in public will die unless we fight back.
Last week, Edinburgh City Council announced that its new smoking policy would extend its workplace ban to include children's play areas as well as council car parks and courtyards.… http://actiononchoice.org/smoking/outdoor-smoking-thousand-cuts/

One cheer for the E-Cigarette Summit

The aim of the event is a 'tobacco endgame' not freedom for users.
  Today's E-Cigarette Summit at the Royal Society in London will no doubt offer further evidence that vaping is a safe activity, that it could save lives through smokers switch… http://actiononchoice.org/vaping/one-cheer-e-cigarette-summit/

Why smoking bans matter to vapers

Do nothing and vaping could become collateral damage in the war on tobacco
At the launch last week of a new report by the Manifesto Club and Forest, Smoked Out: the hyper-regulation of smoking in outdoor public places, a discussion on the indoor smoking … http://actiononchoice.org/vaping/why-smoking-bans-matter-vapers/

Syed Kamall's liberal vision

Conservative Mayoral candidate wants London to be the "most vape-friendly city in the world"
A London Mayoral candidate wants London to embrace e-cigarettes and become the “most vape-friendly city in the world”. 
 Syed Kamall, Conservative MEP for London and the Conser… http://actiononchoice.org/press-releases/syed-kamalls-liberal-vision/

E-cigs: one cheer for PHE report

Warning: public health campaigners still want cigarette smoking eradicated from society.
Finally, it seems, we may have reached a potential tipping point in the attitude of public-health groups and bodies towards vaping. Public Health England's new report, E-cigarette… http://actiononchoice.org/vaping/e-cigs-one-cheer-phe-report/

Vaping: a better way to quit

Smokers prefer e-cigs to NHS smoking cessation services so why restrict their sale and promotion?
The Smoking Matters service in Dumfries and Galloway, in the south-west corner of Scotland, is reporting a sharp decline in the number of people requesting its help. According to … http://actiononchoice.org/vaping/vaping-better-way-quit/

The case for consumer choice

At a time when government is micromanaging our lives more than ever, defending our right to have bad habits has never been more important
Workers Against the Tyranny of Fashion (WTF), a pressure group that fights what it calls ‘the pressure to be stylish’, has met with government ministers to lay out proposals for a… http://actiononchoice.org/smoking/case-consumer-choice/