Vapers, heads up: a new large-scale study claims that e-cigarettes don’t really help smokers quit the habit. Free financial rewards might help, but only slightly.
The debate between e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes is still ongoing as experts have not determined if vaping is better for people. Despite this, many teens still want to continue vaping because they think it's cool.
Public Health May 23, 2018
An 18-year-old Pennsylvania hostess developed wet lung after vaping an e-cigarette for three weeks. She was treated at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and had to use a a mechanical ventilator for five days.
Public Health May 17, 2018
A lot of high schoolers are Juuling, and they can’t stop. The addictive habit, originally meant for adults who want to quit smoking, represents a growing problem among America’s adolescents.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2018
New York schools have decided to put in smoke detectors to help catch students using vaporizing pens during school hours. Once vape smoke is detected, an alarm goes off that alerts school officials.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 2, 2018
After principals and teachers noticed an increase in the use of e-cigarettes in school, the FDA set out to encourage retailers to stop selling vapes to minors. Some companies have already begun to raise the purchasing age to 21.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, through Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, announced a Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan that includes a nationwide crackdown on retailers selling JUUL and other e-cigarettes to minors.
Public Health April 26, 2018
A survey showed that vaping teenagers may be twice as likely to smoke marijuana, with the trend worse among younger people. The results provide further evidence that e-cigarettes may be a gateway to tobacco and drugs.
Public Health April 24, 2018
The U.S. FDA has considered vaping among high school students a growing epidemic and national concern. At least 1.7 million students are smoking e-cigarettes, and more are getting addicted to combustible nicotine products.
Public Health April 7, 2018
The FDA now faced a lawsuit for the extended deadlines given to e-cigarette and cigar manufacturers seeking approval for their products. What are the potential impacts of delaying reviews on public health?
Public Health March 28, 2018
The U.S. FDA announced it will regulate flavored tobacco products in an effort to reduce the number of young smokers. The agency is also looking to review policies on e-cigars and lowering nicotine content to a nonaddictive level.
Public Health March 20, 2018
Students in the U.S. are now using an e-cigarette called the Juul that is discrete enough to be mistaken for a USB drive. Schools are now banning both the Juul and USB drives.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 20, 2018
It's all a marketing ploy, warns researchers. Apparently, they have found vaping to be as dangerous as smoking actual cigarettes because it can lead to liver disease.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 20, 2018
Toxic compounds found in those who smoke traditional tobacco cigarettes were also found in teens who just used e-cigarettes. The same chemicals were also detected in teens who used flavored e-cigarettes without nicotine.
Public Health March 6, 2018
E-cigarette users may be exposed to potentially toxic amounts of metals such as lead, nickel, manganese, and chromium. Here are the number of people in the United States that are at risk of the adverse effects of using these vaping devices.
Public Health February 26, 2018
Researchers have determined that aerosol produced by e-cigarettes contain harmful metal toxins, furthering the debate on whether vaping is truly harmless. Nickel, chromium, lead, are just some of the harmful chemicals found.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 23, 2018
The liquid flavorings in e-cigarettes may still damage the lungs regardless that they do not contain nicotine. Here are the most dangerous flavors that were found to be most toxic to lung cells.
Public Health February 11, 2018
Experiments conducted on mice and cultured human cells show that nicotine in e-cigarette vapors may cause changes in the DNA that may elevate cancer risk. Does this mean e-cigarettes can cause cancer in humans?
Public Health January 30, 2018
A NAS report that looked into the impact of e-cigarettes on public health found that the vaping devices are either harmful or beneficial depending on the user's age. At what age is using e-cigarettes a bad idea?
Public Health January 24, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration is preparing an anti-smoking proposal that will look to end cigarette use. However, the plan may also have an ironic effect of saving the world's biggest tobacco companies, through the sale of cigarette alternatives.
Public Health January 22, 2018
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