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E-Cigarettes: the beginning of the end for smoking?

Posted on: March 25th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Over the pond in the US, it seems the three largest tobacco companies have announced a nosedive in smoking rates, leaving stockholders questioning the real threat that e-cigarettes hold over their profits and the future of the tobacco industry.

Anti-smoking activists have worked tirelessly and helped lower the US smoking rate from 32% in the 1980s to 18.1% in 2012. Across the globe smokers face bans in public places, display restrictions and graphic marketing, and the latest tool in the arsenal for activists is the electronic cigarette.

Could this be the beginning of the end for traditional tobacco smoking?

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E-cigarettes: hitting our high streets and here to stay.

Posted on: March 24th, 2014 by admin No Comments

You can get them in hair salons, they have pop-up shops across London, and now – you can get them in Boots. Electronic cigarettes are everywhere!

The high street chemist will start stocking e-cigarette products across the nation and are very vocal about their upcoming relationship with the ‘vaping’ craze. A spokesperson said: “‘From listening to our customers, we also know many people are looking for access to an alternative to smoking, such as e- cigarettes.”

Boots have spent two years working with Fontem to ensure the first product of its kind on its shelves is fully safety reviewed, high quality, and rigorously tested every step of the way. The products won’t be advertised, and will be featured as an ‘over the counter’ product, with the Pharmacist ensuring products are sold appropriately and to over 18s.

Whilst Boots are careful to not be seen as ‘advocating’ e-cigarettes (although wanting to keep up with rivals Lloyds Pharmacy who have recently started stocking e-cigs) they are keen to ensure that quitting aids and therapies such as patches or gum are the ‘preferred’ referral to their customers. However, with The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency stating last year that e-cigarettes would be regulated as quitting aids from 2016, this could be set to change in the not too distant future.

On average, some 7 per cent of EU citizens have used electronic cigarettes or vapour cigarettes in a quit smoking attempt, while in the UK, this figure rises to 9 per cent.

Many big brands are still on the fence with their thoughts and rulings of e-cigarette usage. Thus far McDonald’s, Wetherspoons and The Slug and Lettuce have all banned e-cigarettes use within their premises. Their use has been questioned due to their similarity in appearance to their tobacco laden cousins.

ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) have commented on Boots change of heart on ‘vaping’, and were in praise of their change of direction in stocking products. They said:

“the current evidence would suggest that e-cigarettes are helping some smokers to move away from smoking which is positive. Using an e-cigarette poses much less risk to health than smoking – for the smoker and those around them. We want to see safe and effective products on the market which support as many smokers as possible to quit. “

With over 1.3 million people in the UK thought to be using e-cigarettes, the industry is in agreement that quality and safety regulation is a necessity for what is still a relatively new industry (despite its history dating back decades).

With over 25% of attempts to quit smoking in the UK now supported with e-cigs (out-performing patches, sprays, and nicotine gums), it is hardly surprising that more and more high street stores and chains are set to jump on board the e-cig wagon and begin stocking the electronic devices.

Who will be next? Watch this space!

E-Cigarettes: Are smoking habits set to rise?

Posted on: March 19th, 2014 by admin No Comments

With e-cigarettes hotter than ever and flying off our shelves, it is only natural that debate over their safety and suitability is heating up as well. The ‘pro’ and ‘con’ camps have waged war against each other, both divided on the influence that e-cigs have over their audience and their subsequent impact on life and health.

Whilst both camps agree about the harmful affects of the traditional tobacco laden cigarettes – the crux of the argument boils down to this:

“Will e-cigarettes cause fewer or more people to smoke?”

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Lets not ‘stub out’ E-Cigarettes; ‘stub out’ irresponsible adults.

Posted on: February 26th, 2014 by admin No Comments

The government have recently announced that Under 18s in the UK are to be banned from the use of electronic cigarettes, with experts citing that it is not yet known what harm the tobacco free devices could inflict and that their contents could be damaging to young people’s health.

Alongside the ban,  Ministers also plan to make it illegal for adults to buy traditional cigarettes for anyone under 18. Experts want to crack down on the number of young people smoking by bringing the law in line with restrictions on the sale of alcohol.

For us (and many others in the industry it seems) we are in complete support of the legislation, however once again the e-cigarette becomes ‘the bad and the ugly’ in the story, with ‘the good’ about the life saving devices completely ignored.  (more…)

The History of Electronic Cigarettes.

Posted on: February 20th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Electronic cigarettes are quite the current craze. They offer convenience, they are cost effective, not to mention offering the same pleasures as traditional cigarettes but with half the health risks (and then some). But did you know that they aren’t a modern invention? In fact, the story of the e-cig goes back a lot farther than you’d think!

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5 Celebrity Fans of Electronic Cigarettes.

Posted on: February 10th, 2014 by admin No Comments

As with most popular products, celebrities have played their part when it comes to some free promotion here and there. But when it comes to the electronic cigarette, no-one could have predicted it hitting Hollywood with such a bang! The success of the electronic cigarette has led to televised adverts, goody bags at award shows – and a heap of controversy as attendees of the Golden Globes puffed away on their devices (legally, we might add) with ‘cigarette-esque’ devices being used inside the building for the first time in nearly 20 years.

So who is rocking the e-cig? And why? We take a look at our five biggest supporters, and how their lives have changed with the ‘simply stylish’ electronic cigarette.

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3 People that changed their lives with Electronic Cigarettes.

Posted on: January 15th, 2014 by admin No Comments

There has been a lot of talk of late (from us, as well as elsewhere!) about the benefits of using electronic cigarettes as a quitting aid for the tobacco and chemical laden alternative. Whilst the debate of safety rages on, we took the opportunity to speak to three people who wanted to share their stories about electronic cigarettes, and how they have helped them kick the habit and change their lives.stubbed out

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Electronic Cigarettes – A Taxing Issue.

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014 by admin No Comments

The electronic cigarette industry is full of controversy – but none more so than that surrounding its regulation and taxing. Of course, any new form of medicinal technology should hold regulations of quality and manufacturing. With more and more makers popping up across the globe, more stories of unsafe smoking devices highlight the need for some ruling here and there. However the biggest debate appears to surround the issues of financial gain – or lack thereof.

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The Ultimate A-Z Guide of Electronic Cigarettes

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014 by admin No Comments

When it comes to e-cigarettes, there is a lot of slang on the street which can confuse even the hippest of hipsters.  So here at Vapormax HQ we have put together the A-Z (ish) guide to Electronic Cigarettes, translating all the terminologies and tongues into one easy to follow guide!

Have any extras you think we missed? Leave a comment below and we’ll be sure to add them in!

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Electronic Cigarettes – The Quitting Aid of Choice.

Posted on: December 17th, 2013 by admin No Comments

Quit smoking with e cigarattes

It’s official – after a surge of sales over recent years, the E-cigarette has become the most popular ‘quitting aid’ in the UK.

With 1.3 million users (and rising!) the electronic cigarette is now the ‘go-to’ tool for those looking to quit their tobacco and chemical laden cousins. Over 25% of attempts to quit smoking in the UK are now supported with e-cigs, out-performing and chosen over the more conventional patches, sprays, and nicotine gums.

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  • E-Cigarettes: the beginning of the end for smoking?

    March 25, 2014

    Over the pond in the US, it seems the three largest tobacco companies have announced a nosedive in smoking rates, leaving stockholders questioning the real threat that e-cigarettes hold over their profits and the future of the tobacco industry. Anti-smoking activists have worked tirelessly and helped lower the US smoking rate from 32% in the [...]

    ... read more

  • E-cigarettes: hitting our high streets and here to stay.

    March 24, 2014

    You can get them in hair salons, they have pop-up shops across London, and now – you can get them in Boots. Electronic cigarettes are everywhere! The high street chemist will start stocking e-cigarette products across the nation and are very vocal about their upcoming relationship with the ‘vaping’ craze. A spokesperson said: “‘From listening to [...]

    ... read more

  • E-Cigarettes: Are smoking habits set to rise?

    March 19, 2014

    With e-cigarettes hotter than ever and flying off our shelves, it is only natural that debate over their safety and suitability is heating up as well. The ‘pro’ and ‘con’ camps have waged war against each other, both divided on the influence that e-cigs have over their audience and their subsequent impact on life and [...]

    ... read more

  • Lets not ‘stub out’ E-Cigarettes; ‘stub out’ irresponsible adults.

    February 26, 2014

    The government have recently announced that Under 18s in the UK are to be banned from the use of electronic cigarettes, with experts citing that it is not yet known what harm the tobacco free devices could inflict and that their contents could be damaging to young people’s health. Alongside the ban,  Ministers also plan [...]

    ... read more

  • The History of Electronic Cigarettes.

    February 20, 2014

    Electronic cigarettes are quite the current craze. They offer convenience, they are cost effective, not to mention offering the same pleasures as traditional cigarettes but with half the health risks (and then some). But did you know that they aren’t a modern invention? In fact, the story of the e-cig goes back a lot farther than [...]

    ... read more