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Over the 23 days, we saw just 20 people vaping: 15 in Paris, one in Lyon, one in Calvi, one in Barcelona and two in Madrid. Ecig Click/Flickr

‘You’ll see vapers everywhere in Europe’. Well, … no

Every traveller forms impressions about patterns of frequently or seldom seen cultural differences when visiting other countries. You see far fewer women than men on the streets of more conservative Islamic…
One-third (32%) of those who had vaped had also smoked cigarettes. Gianluca Rasile/Shutterstock

Are e-cigarettes a gateway to smoking in 14-year-olds? New US data

Electronic (e-)cigarettes are attracting massive interest for their potential in helping smokers quit, to reduce harm in those who switch from cigarettes or cut down, and in reducing the uptake of smoking…
Too much sitting may increase the risk of developing diseases including heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and it may even cause premature death. morir soñando/Flickr

Health Check: the low-down on standing desks

More people are getting standing desks in response to our increasing knowledge about the harms of sedentary lifestyles. But can you transition to standing at work without causing yourself harm?
From one hand-held habit to another. Shutterstock

Can social media help you quit smoking?

Services like Facebook and YouTube may have the upper hand when it comes to getting people to give up cigarettes.
Smoking has long been embedded in prison culture.

Why banning smoking in prisons is a good idea

It's fair to say Victoria's ban on smoking in prisons has had some teething issues, but there's strong evidence to suggest the move is doing the right thing by inmates, staff and the health system.
Smokers respond to more filtered or more diluted cigarettes by taking bigger puffs and more of them. Pe3k/F/Shutterstock

Next step for tobacco control? Make cigarettes less palatable

Past tobacco control measures have changed the pack, while the cigarettes inside remain the same. A logical next step is to regulate how companies engineer cigarettes to promote their use.
Smokers would not riot in the streets. Many would welcome it. sanjagrujic/Shutterstock

Making smoking history: the case for a smoker’s licence

I’m a regular drug user. Every morning I take a drug to manage blood pressure. I get my supplies from my neighbourhood dealer, but I can get the stuff almost anywhere.

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