Welcome to the Gamucci weekly review of e-cigarette news and  stories. At Gamucci we are always trying our keep our customers informed about the latest going-on's in the world of electronic cigarettes

Supplementing our main stories - this compilation will give you a brief snapshot of all the e-cigarette news you may have missed over the past week.

#1 66% of respondents to survey say their doctor encouraged them to switch to vaping

 A recent study by the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA) has revealed very interesting results regarding the advice given by doctors on the use of e-cigarettes.

Responding to the question “what kind of medical advice have you received from a healthcare provider regarding the use of electronic cigarettes”: 66% said they told their doctor about their e-cig use and were encouraged to continue using them, 34% were informed that e-cigarettes were low risk compared to tobacco, 26% got a neutral response, with only 8% either discouraged or told that vaping posed a high risk.

These results show that despite the continued attacks from parts of the media that healthcare providers in most cases understand and are aware of the important role vaping can play in the public health goal of reducing tobacco usage.

Although public decrees of support from individual doctors are somewhat rare, although they are increasing, these figures do show that most officials do support their use. 

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#2 Nearly 60% of people believe e-cigarettes to be at least as harmful as tobacco

A study by the Ohio Health Issues Poll has alarmingly presented that just fewer than 60% of respondents to their survey believe e-cigarettes or vaping to be at least as harmful, or even in 12% of cases, more harmful than tobacco smoking.

About 1 in 4 Ohio adults (24%) reported having ever used an e-cigarette. 3 in 10 adults ages 30 and older (30%) said e-cigarettes are safer than tobacco cigarettes, this compares with more than 5 in 10 adults ages 18-29 (55%) said who said this.

A nationwide study conducted by Public Health England in 2015 found 22% of people believe e-cigarettes to be equally or more harmful than tobacco and this was highlighted as an increasingly frustrating trend that needs to be addressed.

Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health Michael Siegel, who has been continually vocal in support of electronic cigarettes said in response:

"There is no question that the confusion in the public’s mind is directly attributable to the lies and deception that have been disseminated widely by anti-vaping groups, including major government agencies such as the FDA, the CDC, and the California, Washington, Vermont, and Alaska departments of health.”

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#3 Smokers hugely reduce tobacco use when they start using an e-cigarette

A study published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research has demonstrated that smokers who have not yet decide to quit tobacco altogether, once given an electronic cigarette, massively cut down the amount they smoke.

The research focused on young adults in New York who are both between the ages of 21 and 35 and smoked at least ten cigarettes a day. One subject group of the was given a placebo and the other an e-cigarette containing nicotine, and then tracked for three weeks to discover how this affected their tobacco use.

After analysising the results, the group using electronic cigarette were shown to have significantly reduced their smoking habit, with those who more willing to make the switch at the start of the experiment reducing their tobacco intake by half by the end of week three.

The study concluded: “A diverse young adult sample of current everyday smokers, who were not ready to quit, was able to reduce smoking with the help of e-cigarettes. Further study is needed to establish the role of both placebo and nicotine containing ECs in increasing both reduction and subsequent cessation,”

Finally, the authors of the study highlighted the fact that e-cigarette use has surged among young adults and current smokers, largely because most users want to quit smoking.

Please note Gamucci is not intended as a smoking cessation device or nicotine replacement therapy and is simply an electronic alternative to tobacco cigarettes.

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