Health experts are encouraging tobacco smokers to switch to electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes. They say it is less harmful to the lungs than conventional tobacco cigarettes.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 14, 2017
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill that bans the use of e-cigarettes in places where smoking tobacco products is prohibited. The new law will take effect in 30 days.
Public Health October 25, 2017
New research has shown that e-cigarette users are more likely to quit smoking compared with smokers who have never used e-cigarettes. Conflicting results on the positive and negative effects of e-cigarettes continue to surface.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 19, 2017
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chief Scott Gottlieb announced Friday new measures to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes and vaping products. The federal agency made the proposal for the first time to curb cigarette addiction.
Public Health July 31, 2017
The number of middle and high school users of tobacco and e-cigarettes declined from 2015 to 2016. Despite the promising news, the 2011 to 2016 numbers show almost no significant change in any tobacco use.
Public Health June 16, 2017
One of the dangers of electronic cigarettes is fatal explosion. If you can’t quit the vaping habit, then try to be safe with these safety tips.
Public Health April 3, 2017
E-cigarettes, also known as vaping pens, have gained popularity in recent years. However, reports of batteries explosions, that cause severe injuries and burns, question the safety of these vaping pens.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 3, 2017
Electronic cigarettes give tobacco smokers who want to quit a better option. Latest Cancer Research UK-funded study found that e-cigarette smokers had less presence of toxins and carcinogens in their body compared to smokers of traditional tobacco cigarettes.
Public Health February 9, 2017
Study found that 1 in 4 teens who have smoked an e-cigarette have also tried dripping before, the method that consists of vaping without the use of a tank cartridge for a strong hit with more clouds.
Public Health February 6, 2017
Latest findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study suggest that more than one in four adults and almost one in every four teenagers use tobacco.
Public Health January 28, 2017
A new study conducted by the University Of California reveals that e-cigarettes are increasing the number of youth smokers rather than reducing it. The study was published in the journal Pediatrics on Jan. 23.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2017
Seeing a person smoke cigarettes or use vape pens sparks desire in young smokers to smoke. The findings cast doubt on the potentials of electronic cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid.
Public Health January 19, 2017
A man lost seven of his teeth and got second-degree burns after an electronic cigarette exploded in his mouth. The man immediately went to the ICU and had the plastic bits removed from his mouth and throat.
Public Health January 19, 2017
A 6-year-old girl suffered nicotine poisoning after accidentally being given liquid nicotine stored in a medicine bottle. The child's ordeal opens up questions about the safety of e-cigarette storage and use.
Public Health January 7, 2017
The use of e-cigarettes is considered as a roadblock to prevent the use of conventional cigarette smoking. However, a new report suggests that teenagers who use e-cigarettes frequently are highly likely to develop a heavy smoking habit later in life.
Public Health November 9, 2016
If Proposition 56 be voted into law come November, then California will become the fifth U.S. state to tax e-cigarettes. The collected the tax money will be allocated to fund health care, tobacco use prevention, research and law enforcement.
Public Health October 11, 2016
From October 2015 to June 2016, there have been 15 cases of e-cigarettes burns among ENDS consumers. Because of the lack of regulation in the production of the devices with lithium-ion batteries, scientists consider the issue a matter of public health concern.
Public Health October 7, 2016
E-Cigarettes are supposed to help smokers quit, but some doctors have found that the devices are starting to send an increasing amount of people to the hospital.
Public Health October 7, 2016
Using flavored and high voltage e-cigarettes elevate the toxicity of the products. Of many different flavors like methanol and coffee, strawberry is said to be associated with increased toxicity.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 24, 2016
Pax Labs announced that vaping will be digitalized, and it recently released two more gadgets to make this a reality. Meet the Pax 3 and Pax Era, vapes that can deliver a customizable, app-ready vaping experience for an extra buck.
Gadgets September 23, 2016
The FDA is serious about keeping e-cigarettes off the hands of minors. The agency recently warned online retailers that fines will be imposed on those who will be selling e-cigarettes to underage buyers.
Public Health September 17, 2016
As the number of people who use e-cigarettes increases, the number of smokers who quit smoking also rises. Use of electronic cigarettes may indeed help smokers who want to stop their unhealthy habit, researchers say.
Public Health September 14, 2016
Completely switching to electronic cigarettes can reduce exposure to toxins and cancer-causing carcinogens. Smokers though would still get the same amount of nicotine as when they use regular cigarettes.
Public Health August 20, 2016
The popularity of e-cigarettes among teens may reverse progress in tobacco control. Researchers found that teens who would have never tried smoking cigarettes are now vaping.
Public Health July 11, 2016
E-cigarettes are touted as a safer and more effective approach on the road to smoking cessation. However, reports have been surfacing about the device's potential danger: its batteries can unexpectedly explode.
Public Health July 5, 2016
Whether vaping can eventually lead to cigarette smoking among the youth has long been a topic of discussion. How do young adults and teens really perceive vaping?
Public Health June 20, 2016
Researchers from the University of Southern California have found that teens who puffed e-cigarettes at least once are more likely to use regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes were initially proposed as a means of weaning off smokers.
Public Health June 13, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation has permanently banned e-cigarettes from checked baggage on airplanes. The reason behind the move is the fire risk associated with the electronic devices, which has recently worsened.
Business Tech May 19, 2016
A new analysis found an alarming surge in e-cigarette poisoning among young children. Immediate government action is called for towards the regulation of these tobacco and nicotine products to lower the numbers and prevent further poisoning.
Public Health May 9, 2016
Amid rising incidents of exploding e-cigarettes, Sen. Charles Schumer wanted the FDA to conduct probe on what causes these vaping devices to explode. He also called for a recall to hold the manufacturers accountable.
Public Health May 8, 2016
The FDA slapped tighter regulations on e-cigarettes and related products, including an e-cigarette ban for minors. E-cigarette use in youth is seen to rise 900 percent between 2010 to 2015, according to government data.
Public Health May 6, 2016
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday finally signed into law the bill that raises legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. How will this affect the tobacco industry?
Public Health May 5, 2016
An influential British medical group endorsed e-cigarette use as an effective smoking cessation method. How did they arrive at such a conclusion despite the presence of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and some widely documented e-cigarette dangers?
Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2016
Massachusetts Senate approved a bill raising the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21. The bill garnered a 32-2 vote, putting it a step closer to implementation.
Public Health April 29, 2016
An influential medical group in Britain released a report Thursday that supported e-cigarette use for smoking cessation, saying that the benefits far outweigh the harm. Experts both slammed and lauded the group's report.
Public Health April 28, 2016
A new study shows advertisements increase teen use of e-cigarettes. How these ads lure kids is a question that must be looked into to mitigate the problem.
Public Health April 26, 2016
Teens in the United States were more likely to vape, researchers say. Those who are in middle and high school were more likely to take the habit if they frequently see online advertisements of e-cigarettes.
Public Health April 25, 2016
A new CDC report on teen smoking revealed something disturbing. Not only are there more teenagers smoking e-cigarettes, but more than half are also using more than one tobacco product.
Life April 19, 2016
More teens in the United States are using e-cigs but the rate of tobacco use stayed the same in the last four years, a CDC report says. According to health officials, it is too early to say whether e-cig use would lead to fewer people turning to tobacco products.
April 18, 2016
Remember 'Flappy Bird'? The hype may not be dead yet as one YouTube user Balázs Bank uploaded a video of him playing the game on his e-vape.
Geek April 15, 2016
Contrary to what health officials in the United States are saying, officials of Public Health England believe that the use of e-cigarettes is 95 percent less harmful to the body compared with regular cigarettes.
Life April 14, 2016
The new legislation on the ban of vaping in venues where regular tobacco smoking is already prohibited was met with protests in Ontario, Canada. While protesters claim that vaping has helped them quit smoking, experts still believe it is not a good way to effectively get rid of the habit.
April 12, 2016
Age restriction on vaping may actually increase teen smoking rate. Adolescents in states that don’t impose age restrictions on purchasing e-cigarettes have been found to be likelier to quit traditional smoking because electronic substitutes are available.
Life March 12, 2016
Vaping, or the use of electronic cigarettes, has been banned on commercial flights by the United States Department of Transportation. The ruling clarifies the stance of the department on the matter, as restrictions on tobacco cigarettes are now also applied to e-cigarettes.
Business March 3, 2016
With explosions caused by e-cigarettes on the rise, will the electronic smoking device become the next gadget to receive a wave of stringent bans? Why are the explosions happening in the first place?
March 1, 2016