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Could vaping be a new weapon to battle obesity? – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on October 26th, 2016.

Electronic cigarettes with flavoured liquids could help with weight control, according to a commentary co-authored by New Zealand researchers. The commentary, published today in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, examined current scientific knowledge of the effect of vaping on weight control. The researchers – including two Massey University academics – said that while research was needed […]

WHO report criticises e-cigarettes – experts respond

Laura Goodall posted in on August 27th, 2014.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report looking at electronic cigarettes and how they should be globally regulated. The report recommended restrictions should be placed on the marketing of the devices, their sale to minors and indoor use. In addition, it points out that there is evidence showing that e-cigarette aerosol is not merely “water […]

E-cigarettes and quitting smoking – expert responds

John Kerr posted in on May 23rd, 2014.

People attempting to quit smoking without professional help are approximately 60% more likely to report succeeding if they use electronic cigarettes than if they use willpower alone or over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies such as patches or gum, according to new UK research. The study, published in Addiction, surveyed almost 6,000 smokers between 2009 and 2014 […]

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