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Rise in Number of E-Cigarette Users Struggling with Vaping Addiction

Rise in Number of E-Cigarette Users Struggling with Vaping Addiction

While not typically associated with addiction, many e-cigarette users are reporting difficulties coming off the product due to nicotine contained within the liquid. E-cigarettes (or “vapes”) are battery-powered, handheld devices…

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The Council of Medical Officers of Health goes to war against young people’s vaping

The Council of Medical Officers of Health issues an alert about the dangers of vaping in young people. In a letter, all provincial and territorial chief physicians believe that young…

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Netflix’ New Smoking Policy Following Stranger Things Backlash

Netflix’ New Smoking Policy Following Stranger Things Backlash

Netflix has adopted a new anti-smoking policy in light of a study commissioned by The Truth Initiative which criticised the heavy tobacco use depicted in programs such as the Stranger…

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Smoking rates in Australia have plummeted but it’s not all good news

Smoking rates in Australia have plummeted but it’s not all good news

It appears that the government is winning the war against smoking, with smoking rates officially reaching an all-time low in 2019. A survey of the Australian adult population (aged 18+)…

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Australia Addressing Global Shortage of Medical Marijuana

Australia Addressing Global Shortage of Medical Marijuana

Australian company THC Global has been given a licence from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to manufacture medical marijuana in an effort to address global shortage and improve accessibility. Studies…

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High school students increasingly addicted to vaping

Although new-generation e-cigarettes are intended for adult smokers who want to quit smoking, they are attracting more and more teenagers who have never smoked in their lives. And many of…

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JUUL moves swiftly Down Under to gain vaping ascendancy

JUUL moves swiftly Down Under to gain vaping ascendancy

One of global giants in the vaping world, JUUL, has recently acquired over a dozen Australian trademarks, as it begins its massive expansion into the Asia Pacific region. The e-cigarette…

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E-cigarette companies use cartoon-based logos and there’s a chance it’s working

E-cigarette companies use cartoon-based logos and there’s a chance it’s working

One of the most contentious debates in the modern world of smoking is the growing popularity of vaping. While some researchers argue that vaping is a far less dangerous and…

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Study Finds Suburbs with the Highest Smoking Rates in Australia

Study Finds Suburbs with the Highest Smoking Rates in Australia

Mount Druitt in NSW and two suburbs in Hobart have the worst smoking rates in the nation, though overall national rates of daily smokers are down from 40% in the…

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Research finds marijuana users aren’t as likely to suffer obesity

Research finds marijuana users aren’t as likely to suffer obesity

New research has questioned the common wisdom that the “munchies” (increased appetite when high from marijuana) would naturally lead cannabis users to have higher rates of obesity. It’s estimated that…

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While Australians are falling in love with medical marijuana, issues persist

While Australians are falling in love with medical marijuana, issues persist

Since the legalisation of medicinal cannabis in 2016, more and more Australians have been hopping on board in terms of using the plant-based drug. The Federal Government relaxed restrictions regarding…

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Marijuana may be dangerous for those suffering heart disease

Marijuana may be dangerous for those suffering heart disease

While the positive health benefits of marijuana use have been widely reported, there is evidence to suggest that it may present risks for those with cardiovascular disease. Marijuana has become…

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