Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that often look like cigarettes but do not contain tobacco. On inhalation, a solution, often containing nicotine, is vaporised into a fine mist resembling cigarette smoke. Recently, since a few pharmacies have decided to sell e-cigarettes, a debate over the role of pharmacists in offering e-cigarettes has been started. On this page you will find all the information we have to offer over this ongoing debate.
Electronic cigarettes are helping people who want to quit smoking to successfully kick the habit, according to a study on the population impact of e-cigarettes on quit rates.
Pharmacies are making illegal sales of e-cigarettes and vaping liquids to people under the age of 18, according to a report published by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.
Why e-cigarettes must not divert our focus from nicotine prevention and cessation.
Unintended costs of EU e-cigarette tax hike Subscription
The media has been rife with sensationalist articles regarding the potential dangers of e-cigarettes. But when discussing e-cigarettes, it is important to remember that they are used overwhelmingly by smokers as a means of quitting or cutting down on cigarettes. According to Action on Smoking and Health — a campaigning public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco — instances of non-smokers taking up vaping (as opposed to just trying it once) are extremely ...
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are novel devices that simulate aspects of cigarette smoking and deliver nicotine to users. Evidence for their efficacy in smoking cessation, based on several randomised controlled trials of older devices, suggests a modest effect. They appear to be far less harmful than tobacco smoking, but the health effects of long-term use are unknown. Possible adverse population effects of widespread e-cigarette use, such as renormalising smoking ...
Pharmacists running smoking cessation services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will still be able to promote the option of e-cigarettes under new European advertising rules coming into force in 2016.
Louise Ross urges us to stop scaremongering about e-cigarettes (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2015;295:327). ...
Diacetyl, a flavouring chemical found in some e-cigarettes, has been linked to cases of the severe respiratory disease bronchiolitis obliterans or “popcorn lung”.