Greetings vapers! The week is a wrap in our vaping world. As promised here is this week’s update.

E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Smoking? Not Likely, Suggests New UK Study

Contrary to claims that have been made by some health officials and legislators, E-cigarettes are not going to make non-smokers start smoking. According to a new e-cigarette study by UK’s Office for National Statistics, those who use e-cigarettes, are almost entirely current or former smokers. Due to this fact the number of smokers had gone down to 19% in 2013. Data collected between January and March 2014 showed that there was barely any non-smoker vaping.

Balanced and effective regulation of e-cigarettes will help manage the risks and maximize the potential for these products to replace smoking – greatly reducing smoking related disease that kills nearly 80,000 people in England every year.

Prof Kevin Fenton, National Director of Health and Wellbeing at Public Health England said.

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See the full report on BBC News.

Vaping Industry in Tough Fight over E-Cigarette Bans

The American Vaping Association (AVA) is working round the clock to fight e-cigarette bans that have now been effected in quite a number of cities. Recently, the group spoke out last week against proposed legislation in Madison, Wisconsin, to add e-cigarettes to its existing smoking ban.

It is especially cruel to ban vaping in a city known for its frigid temperatures. For many smokers, the ability to stay out of the cold acts as a powerful incentive to give up cigarettes and switch to vaping.

AVA President Gregory Conley said.

Read more on this difficult but necessary fight on Associations Now.