Month: September 2018

Vaping community declares its position on proposed smoking Bill

The Vaping Products Association hosted a ground-breaking conference on the proposed smoking Bill (Tobacco Control and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Bill), which was released about three months ago by the Department of Health as part of its strategy to regulate smoking in South Africa. This ground-breaking conference was attended by a number of experts including …

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WE CAN LEARN FROM THE UK LEGISLATIVE PROCESS OF THE VAPING INDUSTRY

By Fidel Hadebe, Spokesperson of Vapour Product Association of South Africa Never before has the British parliament’s Science and Technology Committee, led by their Chairman Mr Norman Lamb MP, come out so boldly in support of the relaxation of regulations of their vaping industry. Following the tabling of the report on e-cigarettes, the Committee is …

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What is vaping? A beginner’s guide to vaporisers and ecigs

E-cigarettes continue to gain appeal as an alternative to conventional cigarettes. Education around these products continues to be a big push, as e-cigarettes are fundamentally different from conventional cigarettes that burn tobacco and produce smoke. Instead, e-cigarettes are nicotine delivery devices that heat a liquid containing nicotine, solvents, and usually flavourings, producing an aerosol that …

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Don’t let fearmongering guide the vaping debate

Gregory Conley, president of the American Vaping Association says Instead of acknowledging that e-cigarettes are helping millions transition to products estimated to be at least 95% less harmful than cigarettes, a vocal minority is dead set on spreading misinformation about the dangers of vaping. This is unfortunate and a disservice to a productive dialogue about …

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