Health Watchdog Wants Vaping Dens in Hospitals

Public Health England has carried out a monster review of the e-cigarette world, and has decided they're so much better for the health of smokers that vaping products should be sold in hospital shops and their use embraced on the premises, as an aid to assisting those who can't fully quit to transition to the electronic world. Read More >>

More Kids Have Tried Drugs Than Cigarettes Nowadays

There's some good news and some bad news for parents around the country today, with data from the NHS suggesting that the number of children who have tried cigarettes has fallen — hooray! — but that they're experimenting with legal highs and gases and drugs instead. Which is... we don't know. At least playing on train tracks is on the decline now they all have iPads. Read More >>

Booze and Alcohol on the Way Out as National Hobbies

Statistics looking at how UK families spend their money shows that alcohol and cigarettes are consuming less of our cash than ever before, with the average spend on booze and fags down to nearly half what it was back in the hard-partying days of the year 2000. Read More >>

We Now Know Exactly How Much Smoking Messes Up Your Lungs

We already knew smoking was bad for our lungs, but a new study shows exactly how many DNA mutations per cell are caused by sucking on those nicotine sticks. If you’re interested in obsessively quantifying your bad life choices, know that smoking a pack a day will lead to approximately 150 mutations per lung cell each year. Read More >>

Robot Smoker Sacrifices Mini Lungs to Aid Understanding of Cigarette Damage

This contraption here is a robotic cigarette smoking machine, one programmed to puff away at various intensities to see what happens. And they've loaded it up with living samples of lung tissue. Read More >>

Makers of Marlboro Getting Rid of Workers to Invest in More Vaping

Altria Group, America’s biggest tobacco company and producers of the Marlboro cigarette brand, is making workers redundant to save $300 million per year. Where are they going to put all that money? Into a true growth market: electronic cigarettes. Read More >>

Pitbull and Beyonce May Drive Kids to Drink via YouTube

YouTube videos that feature their protagonists swigging posh brandy and putting cigars out on the arms of their adoring fans might be warping the minds of a generation, with a survey suggesting that kids are exposed to an endless stream of exciting cigarette and alcohol use via online music promos -- which could lead to an increase in childhood use. Read More >>

Genetic Mutations Protect Lucky Smokers from Lung Disease

Some smokers who don't suffer any ill effects after a lifetime of sucking on the sticks of disease may simply be in possession of a better genetic makeup than their cancer riddled peers, with research suggesting that getting lucky and having the right kind of genes can protect smokers from suffering COPD in later life. Read More >>

Smokio Review: What a Great Way to Get Even More Addicted to Nicotine

A few months ago, I agreed to review a fancy new vaporiser called Smokio. No, not for fun: it seemed like it was designed to help people quit smoking. As a self-hating smoker, I couldn’t wait to try it. Little did I know this gadget would actually help me smoke more. Read More >>

Cool Teens Prefer “Unicorn Puke” Flavoured E-Cigs

With the e-cigarettes industry’s recent boom, it’s no surprise that vaping is also exploding in popularity among teens. Newly released data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that teen use of e-cigarettes in the States tripled to 13.4 per cent from 2013 to 2014, overtaking traditional cigarettes. Is this a good thing? A bad thing? Let us DISCUSS. Read More >>

E-cigarettes Help Fire-Based Smokers Quit or Reduce Smoking

New research into the modern phenomenon of "vaping" suggests the electronic form of cigarette isn't in fact a gateway drug to the real thing, with a survey finding that e-cigs can actually help proper smokers of the actual smoke kind massively reduce their intake. Read More >>

The Best Vape Pens for Every Appetite

Looking to get your e-smoke on? Well, why settle for an oversized vaporiser that can only handle oils, waxes, loose-leaf tobacco or e-liquids in isolation when one, little vape pen can do it all? In fact, multimode pens are getting easy to find and are quickly dropping down to double-digit prices, but the problem is that a lot of them perform like they were bought at a pound shop. Read More >>

Tell-Tale Smoke Detector Knows When and What You’re Smoking

Just because it's illegal for people to smoke in certain areas, it doesn't necessarily mean they won't, and putting up a 'No Smoking' sign isn't much of a deterrent. So Joseph BelBruno, a chemistry professor from Dartmouth University, has turned his research on second-hand smoke into a new kind of smoke detector that's specifically tuned to detect cigarettes and marijuana, and then rat out the smoker. Read More >>

Old Cigarette Butts Can Be Used as Material for Supercapacitors

The world has too many nasty old cigarette butts. On the other hand, the world could use some supercapacitors, the high-tech replacements for batteries that could potentially charge in seconds. Scientists in South Korea have found a simple process to turn used cigarette filters into high-performing material that works better than graphene or carbon nanotubes in supercapacitors. Read More >>