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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/