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Disposable vapes to be banned in the UK

Rishi Sunak, the United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister, announced plans on 28 January to ban disposable vapes in attempts to tackle “the rise in youth vaping and protect children’s health.”…

How will New Zealand’s smoking ban repeal affect the UK?

The new coalition in New Zealand has revoked Jacinda Ardern’s controversial anti-smoking laws that would have prevented anyone born later than 2008 from ever being able to buy any nicotine…

Number of Scottish under-18s vaping at an all time high

MSPs have been told that one in four 15-year-olds in Scotland are believed to be vaping. According to a recent government report for 2022, 14 per cent of vapers were…

Trump’s anti-vaping stance: assured action-taking or political posturing?

Vaping is now a subject of intense debate: seven people have died and at least 450 have been hospitalised in the United States in the last month due to an…

Is social smoking causing more damage to us than we think?

Does smoking a limited amount really avoid the serious ill effects of smoking cigarettes? Research presented in the Journal of American College Health reports that university students at least think…

Advertising must target young smokers to stop their rising numbers

Smoking is the single biggest avoidable health risk. The facts are undeniable and can be seen in gruesome detail plastered over the now familiar cigarette boxes with the message “smoking…

Investigating the molecular implications of smoking

Around the world, visual health warnings on cigarettes intentionally provide a disturbing picture of the damage smoking can cause to the human body. It has been acknowledged for several decades…