Vapers Digest 17th January

Wednesday’s News at a glance:

Two From Dave Cross, Planet Of The Vapes

Cochrane Review Echoes Swedish Success

A new Cochrane Review has again found that nicotine containing vapes are more effective in helping people quit smoking than through using conventional nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT) products such as sprays, gum or patches. Smoke Free Sweden says that the findings echo the success Sweden has experienced with its promotion of alternative nicotine products.


The WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2002-2030, released today, shows Sweden will have by far the lowest smoking rates in Europe by 2030 – along with the United Kingdom and Iceland, which also have progressive policies on modern nicotine products. Other nations on the continent will have smoking rates which are up to FOUR TIMES higher than that of Sweden.


Queen Mary, University of London, Medical Express

A new analysis of trial data on pregnant smokers, led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, finds that the regular use of nicotine-replacement products during pregnancy is not associated with adverse pregnancy events or poor pregnancy outcomes.

The PREP 2 study used data collected from over 1,100 pregnant smokers attending 23 hospitals in England and one stop-smoking service in Scotland to compare pregnancy outcomes in  who did or did not use nicotine in the form of e-cigarettes (EC) or nicotine patches regularly during their pregnancy.

E-Cigarettes not a gateway to smoking, helps reduce tobacco usage in population


The stagnant smoking rates in the US are not in line with the theory that ENDENDS are a gateway to cigarettes but are helping flatten the trend. The NIHR study compared the time course of use & sales of electronic cigarettes with that of smoking rates and cigarette sales in countries, with similar smoking trajectories, but differing current e-cigarette regulations.

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