Hello vapers! It’s that time again to analyse what made headlines in the world of vaping.

Study: E-cigarettes As Addictive As Regular Smokes, But Vapers Shouldn’t Be Worried

An recent study has revealed that even though electronic cigarettes eliminate a lot of the health risks associated with traditional tobacco, they are just as addictive as regular cigarettes.

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The e-cig study 2015 released by the American Chemical Society’s journal Chemical Research in Toxicology, examined 17 commercially available e-cigs and found nine of them contained the most addictive type of nicotine.

But is the addictiveness of electronic cigarettes a particular cause for concern in the context of reducing harm from tobacco overall?

The whole point of tobacco harm reduction is to give people a substitute for the thing they are addicted to. Opiates are also addictive, which is why we give people methadone instead of heroin. It is not about addiction, it is about health, and nicotine is not damaging to health.

Chris Snowdon, director of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs explains.

Read the rest of the story on The Libertarian Republic.

New Statistics Hint That E-Cigs Could Pave the Way to Quitting for Good

According to the Accelerated Nursing infographic, there are currently 45 million smokers in the United States and there are an estimated 2.5 million vapers. Out of the 2.5 million vapers, 62 percent of them admitted that they’ve stopped smoking regular cigarettes (or cut back) since they started smoking e-cigarettes. Of those, 34.3 percent revealed that they had also managed to stop using e-cigs.

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Going by these results, there’s a trend of e-cigarettes having a positive effect on users who make the switch from regular to electronic cigarettes.

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