WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 — Responding to the steep, recent rise in the use of addictive e-cigarettes among kids, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced it would go ahead with efforts to restrict sales of some types of flavored vaping products to minors. The new restrictions were first announced in November. Under […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have found that using electronic cigarettes or “vaping” is associated with wheezing. Shutterstock | Lifestyle discover Study author Deborah Ossip and colleagues found that vapers were almost twice as likely to experience wheezing compared with people wo did not use the devices. Wheezing is caused by abnormal […]Continue Reading ...
A latest report finds that United States teenagers are increasingly using e-cigarettes. These electronic cigarettes were initially targeted towards adults who were willing to quit smoking. Vaping pen, vape devices. Image Credit: Hazem.m.kamal / Shutterstock The latest survey from the University of Michigan has found that teenagers aged between 17 and 18 years and in […]Continue Reading ...
In a small study of infrequent cannabis users, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have shown that, compared with smoking cannabis, vaping it increased the rate of short-term anxiety, paranoia, memory loss and distraction when doses were the same. The findings of the new study, described in the Nov. 30 edition of JAMA Network Open, highlight the […]Continue Reading ...
If you haven’t heard of JUUL and you’re an adult, you’re not alone. JUUL is the most popular “stealth” vaping device and is a huge fad, particularly among teenagers. Stealth e-cigarettes are clever vapor devices disguised as USB sticks, mobile phones, car fobs, remote controls, and even asthma inhalers to hide their use from parents and teachers, […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 — Chronic vaping exerts biological effects on the lung, some of which are mediated by the propylene glycol/vegetable glycerin (PG/VG) base, according to a study published recently in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Arunava Ghosh, Ph.D., from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD,August 14, 2018 According to latest research vaping using e-cigarettes can hasten the death of lung cells by up to fifty times and cause serious lung diseases later in life. This latest study was published in the journal Thorax. E-cigarettes are a relatively new phenomenon and thus not much has been […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Vera Kratochvil/public domain Vaping helps people stop smoking—even when they don’t want to, according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A study published today shows that smokers who switch to vaping may be better able to stay smoke-free in the long term. And that even people who didn’t want to stop […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a small study of infrequent cannabis users, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have shown that, compared with smoking cannabis, vaping it increased the rate of short-term anxiety, paranoia, memory loss and distraction when doses were the same. The findings of the new study, described in the Nov. 30 edition of JAMA […]Continue Reading ...
America’s teens report a dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices in just a single year, with 37.3 percent of 12th graders reporting “any vaping” in the past 12 months, compared to just 27.8 percent in 2017. These findings come from the 2018 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey of a nationally representative sample of […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 — Even with the rapid rise in popularity of electronic cigarettes, there has been a simultaneous decline in smoking prevalence among U.S. teens and young adults, suggesting e-cigarettes may not prompt young people to start smoking, according to a study published online Nov. 20 in Tobacco Control. David T. Levy, Ph.D., […]Continue Reading ...
E-cigarettes have become increasingly popular as a smoke-free alternative to conventional tobacco cigarettes, but the health effects of “vaping” on humans have been debated in the scientific and tobacco manufacturing communities. While aldehydes–chemicals like formaldehyde that are known to cause cancer in humans–have been identified in e-cigarette emissions by numerous studies, there has been little […]Continue Reading ...
August 20, 2018 The popularity of electronic cigarettes continues to grow worldwide, as many people view them as a safer alternative to smoking. But the long-term effects of e-cigarette usage, commonly called “vaping,” are unknown. Today, researchers report that vaping may modify the genetic material, or DNA, in the oral cells of users, which could […]Continue Reading ...
July 9, 2018 New peer-reviewed research published today in the Harm Reduction Journal shows that flavors play a critical role in attracting – and retaining – smokers into the vaping category, directly contributing to tobacco harm reduction. “The results show that non-tobacco flavors, especially fruit based flavors, are being increasingly preferred to tobacco flavors by […]Continue Reading ...
June 8, 2018 The debate over the health risks of Juul, vaping and e-cigarettes is now spilling into the public square. In one of the most restrictive measures nationwide, San Francisco voters this week upheld by what looks to be a large majority — nearly 70 percent in a preliminary tally — a ban on […]Continue Reading ...
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