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Round-up of Vaping News 20/01/2017
The War against Vaping and E-cigarettes
The E-Cig industry is fighting back against new government rules that they say hurts their quickly growing industry. Many customers say vaping has helped them stop the more dangerous cigarette smoking. So why are government agencies and others so against vaping? David Nazar has an exclusive interview with the man in charge of tobacco products at the FDA, and we talk to people who enjoy vaping.
Iran: A vain effort to review scientific literature on Ecigs
Researchers in Iran attempt a review of literature on e-cigarette with probably the idea to exploit their results for regulatory purposes. Unfortunately their effort is vain and leaves the results inconclusive.
Vaping and Sperm
An academic from University College London (UCL) claims that a study carried out by a Masters research student shows that some flavours have a massive impact on the health of sperm cells. She describes the results as “shocking” and demands that action is taken to reduce the risks for men hoping to reproduce.
It’s been great, mech mods, but it’s time to say goodbye
Fergus Mason calls for the end of Mechanical Mods in his latest blog post inspired by the media frenzy over another "e-cig explosion" this week. Mr Mason makes some valid points in this blog post and especially his comments on the Vaper who lost several teeth to his exploding hybrid mech mod. However, we believe Vapers should still have the choice of using unregulated or regulated devices. We always stress that Mechanical Mods can be dangerous through misuse and we are happy to inform customers on a face-to-face value in our London vape stores.
One man's misfortune - a lesson for all of us.
NNA Trustee Dave Dorn also expresses his concerns over the use of Mechanical Mods given the recent news story (see the post above).
James Bond: The profile of a perfect vaper?
Two researchers at the University of Otago in Wellington (New Zealand) got interested in tobacco use by James Bond and other characters of the Eon production series, especially by Bond's sexual partners. They also paid attention to tobacco-related spy-gadgetry over the six decades of the series and noticed he never used an e-cigarette so far.