e-cigarettes

Vapers deserve to be angry – they are under attack

10 June 2015 18:09

There is a perception – on Twitter at least – that vapers are angry and abusive. Ben Goldacre recently described…

Another scare story about e-cigarettes. What we should be worrying about is sugar

31 March 2015 17:19

‘E-Cigs Time Bomb’, shrieks the front page of today’s Daily Mirror. Vaping gets kids hooked on nicotine, experts fear. Experts do…

America declares war on e-cigarettes. But it’s an ideological battle, not a medical one

27 March 2015 8:37

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have launched a wildly expensive campaign against e-cigarettes because… well, I can’t really…

MPs back plain cigarette packets. Smokers, get over it. Or switch to pretty e-cigs

11 March 2015 14:55

MPs are voting today in favour of the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging. There hasn’t even been a debate on the…

‘Smoking kills, nicotine doesn’t’: a huge boost for campaigners who say e-cigs save lives

19 February 2015 10:09

Dr Derek Yach has done more than any man alive to eradicate smoking. A former professor of global health at…

MPs take the vape fight outside

2 February 2015 13:00

Reports have emerged of a new row that has engulfed parliament: where and where not to vape? After complaints of…

Finally! A health story about cancer that doesn’t resort to hyperbole

22 January 2015 17:36

The lot of the snarky health-science debunker is not a happy one. It involves going to a lot of newspaper…

Why the World Health Organisation’s fears about e-cigarettes are based on prejudice, not science

26 August 2014 20:06

This is an extract from this week’s Spectator, available from Thursday. To subscribe, click here. I was waiting on an…