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10 Vaping Headlines from January

Posted 31st Jan 2017 to Vaping News, Vaping Style and Culture


Trump and Putin giving a helping hand to vapers? Apple's new iCig, and how vaping is a gateway to youth smoking, or actually no it isn't.  Vapemate looks at some of January's biggest vaping headlines...

“Now a Warning That e-cigarettes Could Damage Sperm: Toxic Chemicals in the Flavourings Found to Make Sperm Swim Slower and Damage Cells in the Testes”

Daily Mail, January 7th 2017

Researchers at University College in London tested 20 refills across nine flavours, and found that toxic chemicals affected sperm and cells in male testes.  They cited cinnamon and bubblegum flavours as being the worst offenders...

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“I’ll Say it Again: E-cigarettes Are Still Far Safer Than Smoking”

The Guardian, January 2nd 2017

Despite evidence suggesting e-cigarettes and vaping are less harmful than smoking, public perception says otherwise. Professor Linda Bauld, whose posts include being Deputy Director of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, looks at the evidence...

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“Trump is Giving a Beleaguered Vaping Industry Renewed Hope”

The Daily Caller News Foundation, January 24th 2017

Facing brutal new rules, the US vaping industry is hopeful President Donald Trump will help slash the regulations threatening to put electronic cigarette vendors across the country out of business...

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“Vlad the Extinguisher”

Times Record News, January 23rd 2017 

Vladimir Putin soon may grab a title that everyone envies - Vanquisher of Cigarettes as Russia proposes to ban the sale of cigarettes to people born in 2015 and thereafter...

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“Children as Young as 13 Can Illegally Buy E-cigarettes as Vaping Stores Openly Flout Law to Make Quick Sales”

The Sun, January 12th 2017

Children as young as 13 can illegally buy e-cigarettes from vaping stores, a Sun investigation has found...

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“E-cigarettes are Creating a Brand New Generation of Cigarette Smokers, Experts Warn”

The Sun, 24th January 2017

 Research shows that teens who would not have taken up smoking are now vaping as a gateway to regular cigarettes...

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“Youth Vaping Not a Gateway to Cigarettes Says UVic Study”

CBC News, 19th January 2017

Researchers from the University of Victoria say there is no evidence vaping acts as a gateway to cigarette smoking in young people...

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“Man’s Face Blown Up After E-cigarette Explodes While He’s Smoking It”

Metro, 17th January 2017

A man in Idaho, USA lost seven teeth and suffered serious facial injuries when an e-cigarette exploded in his mouth as he inhaled. Images showed extensive damage to his bathroom too...

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“Call to Ban Sweet-Flavoured E-cigarettes in Wales”

BBC News, 27th January 2017

Health officials in Wales are calling for a ban on the sale of confectionary-like flavours in e-cigarettes over concerns they appeal to children.  Public Health Wales said it could potentially lead to nicotine addiction in adult life...

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“Get Ready for the iCig: Apple Files Patent For a VAPE That Could Also be Used for Marijuana”

Daily Mail, 27th January 2017 

The global vape market is expected to be worth $32.11 billion by 2021 and a new patent suggests Apple wants a piece of the action. The patent, published on January 26th outline plans for a temperature-regulated plate inside a chamber that heats up a substance to form a vapour...

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