‘Vaping a vote-winner’, say Australians

More than half of Australian adults believe the issue of legalising e-cigarettes to improve public health is important enough to influence how they will vote. New research from the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) shows that 54 percent say the legalisation of e-cigarettes is a potential vote-influencing or even vote-changing issue. A total of

Call for e-cig action in Philippines

Smokers in Philippines are calling for action to make e-cigarettes more widely available and regulated properly. In a first-of-its-kind survey of adult smokers in Philippines, regional consumer advocacy group factasia.org has found that most smokers (70 percent) see e-cigarettes as a “positive alternative” to tobacco products. The same number – 70 percent – would consider

Indians call for e-cig action

Smokers in India are calling for action to make e-cigarettes more widely available and regulated properly. In a first-of-its-kind survey of adult smokers in India, regional consumer advocacy group factasia.org has found that most smokers (66 percent) see e-cigarettes as a “positive alternative” to tobacco products. Even more – 69 percent – would consider switching

E-cigs “don’t need regulation”, says harm-reduction expert

As the New Zealand government heard some health professionals call for further rises in cigarette taxes as the sole measure to curb the country’s smoking prevalence, one expert has suggested not only that e-cigarettes could be the answer, but that they don’t need regulating. Associate Professor Marewa Glover of Massey University’s Research Centre for Maori