Home Tags Covid-19

Tag: Covid-19

On 16 November 2019, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was observed for the first time in Wuhan, China. In the months since, it has spread throughout the world.  Faced with a situation beyond its control, on 30 January 2020 the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern.

Two months later, on 11 March 2020, the status of the epidemic changed: it was now a pandemic. 

In the face of this threat to public health, the world’s governments took measures to slow down the spread of the virus in their countries as much as possible. For the first time in the modern age, the majority of countries around the world applied measures such as curfews and lockdowns. These forced people to stay at home, sometimes to the point of stopping them going out to work. 

If the economic impact of these measures has been severe, the psychological impact on people around the world has been just as bad. For example, many scientific studies have shown that being in lockdown drastically increased the number of cases of depression and even smoking. 

There has been plenty of fake news too, including about electronic cigarettes. For a while, they were under attack for allegedly spreading the virus in their vapour. However, statements like these were quickly contradicted by scientific analysis.

WHO Urged to Stop Spreading Misinformation About Vaping And COVID-19 Risks

0
“If governments trust the science around the COVID pandemic, why are they not trusting the science on tobacco harm reduction to mitigate the long-standing...

U.S. Study Says That Vaping Alters The Body’s Response to Viruses

0
The researchers failed to specify whether the vaping participants were previous smokers (as is the case in most vapers) or even dual users.The study...

IBVTA Urges Welsh Government to Consider Vape Shops Essential

0
As Wales was heading into a second lockdown last fall, the Independent British Vape Trade Association (IBVTA) had shared the view of Professor John...

IBVTA: Tips For Vape Businesses Experiencing Issues With Paypal

0
In the UK, vaping products are widely endorsed as smoking cessation and harm reduction tools. However, with regards to the covid-related lockdowns, vape shops...

Actions by South Africa’s Government Suggest Another Possible Tobacco Sales Ban

1
While Dlamini-Zuma insists that the ban had eased the burden on hospitals and reduced the prospect of contagion, public health experts argued that it...

Lawmakers Urged to Consider Vape Shops Essential As UK Moves Into...

0
During this period many smokers have made New Year’s resolutions to quit, and access to the customer service, experience, knowledge, and advice offered in...

Imperial Tobacco Reports Increase in Revenue Due to Pandemic

0
Countless public health experts have argued that closing vape shops whilst leaving regular cigarettes available for sale, would spell disaster.The maker of Gauloises and...

Another French Study Looks Into The Use of Nicotine Against COVID-19

2
"..active smoking does not apparently seem to be significantly associated with enhanced risk of progressing towards severe disease in COVID-19."An earlier study conducted in...

Study: Youth Vaping Rates Decline During COVID-19 Pandemic

1
A new study published in JAMA Network Online reports that youth vaping rates in the U.S. have declined during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, a...

UK Vape Shops Forced to Close Down Again Ahead of 2nd...

0
Given the fact that UK authorities and health entities themselves, endorse the use of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation, it is perplexing that vape shops...