Tag: vaping

Vaping E-Cigarettes Can Be Good Or Bad Depending On Your Age

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

FDA Looks To Kill Cigarettes With New Anti-Smoking Plan, Which May Ironically Save Big Tobacco Companies

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

Teens Like Pot And Vaping, But Opioid Misuse Hits Historic Low: Study

A national survey found that teens like pot and vaping, but alcohol, cigarette, and drug use is otherwise low compared to other years. Opioid misuse has also hit historic lows among teens.

Public Health December 15, 2017

Health Experts Are Encouraging Smokers To Switch To E-Cigarettes

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 UK, EU Laws Crack Down On Smoking And Vaping

UK’s additional restriction to tobacco products comes into force on May 21. Here’s what you have to know about the stricter measures that will be implemented.

Public Health May 21, 2017

Before You Go Up In Smoke: E-Cigarettes Safety Tips

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

What Is Dripping? Study Finds 1 In 4 Teens Who Smoke E-Cigarettes Tried The Trend

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

Apple Has A Patent For A Vaporizer: Company Planning To Target The Vaping Market?

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent last week, filed by Apple, which outlines a vaporizer technology. However, it’s best not to get too excited yet.

Apple January 27, 2017

Seeing New Version Of E-Cigarettes Can Spark Desire To Smoke

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

Idaho Man Loses 7 Teeth, Earns Trip To ICU After E-Cigarette Explodes In His Mouth

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

Surgeon General Deems E-Cigarette Use Among Young People A ‘Major Public Health Concern’

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy noted in a public service announcement that smoking e-cigarettes is a ‘major public health concern,’ explaining nicotine is harmful to developing brain regardless of the means of exposure.

Public Health December 9, 2016

Frequent Vaping By Teens May Lead To Heavy Smoking Later In Life

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

Pax Labs Unveils Pax 3 Dual-Use Vaporizer For Loose-Leaf Material Or Marijuana Concentrates

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

For Flavor Or Nicotine? Here's Why US Teens Vape

In a latest study, most teens in the United States vape for the flavors in e-cigarettes and vaporizers - not for nicotine. While there is a growing concern in the use of such alternatives, the outcome of the study is ambiguous with regard to vaping practice in teens.

Public Health August 28, 2016

E-Cigarettes Act As 'Roadblock' To Prevent Youth From Cigarette Smoking: Report

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

Vaping Teens More Likely To Become Regular Cigarette Smokers: Study

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

US Teen Smoking Drops But Vaping Increases: CDC

The latest survey on risk behaviors among teens has found an all-time low of students smoking tobacco or traditional cigarettes. On the other hand, vaping and use of e-cigarettes among these high school students are increasing.

Public Health June 10, 2016

US Permanently Bans E-Cigarettes In Checked Baggage

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

Teen Vaping Rate Up By 1,000 Percent But Youth Tobacco Smoking Rates Remain Unchanged

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

Teenage Boy Blinded In Left Eye After E-cigarette Explodes In His Face

A teenager was blinded by an e-cigarette that exploded in his hand and face. Faulty lithium-ion batteries that overheat are thought to be the cause of exploding e-cigarettes.

Life April 16, 2016

Here's What 'Flappy Bird' Looks Like On An E-Cigarette [Video]

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

UK Health Groups Recommend Use Of E-Cigarettes As Smoking Cessation Tool

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

Hundreds Hit The Streets To Protest Ontario's Vaping Ban Proposal

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

California Raises Smoking Age To 21: Will This Reduce Rate Of Tobacco Use?

California has passed a bill that restricts the purchasing and smoking age to 21 years old. The blanket ban stirred opposing reactions from different experts. Will the restriction be enough to reduce tobacco use among teens?

Life March 14, 2016

Raising Vaping Age May Increase Teen Smoking

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

No Vaping: Feds Officially Ban E-Cigarettes On Commercial Flights

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

Exposure To E-Cigarette Vapor During Pregnancy Could Harm Unborn Baby

According to studies, e-cigarette vapor could harm the brain development of unborn and newborn babies. Two mice studies revealed that exposure to e-cigarette vapor during pregnancy can lead to increased hyperactive behavior in children.

Life February 12, 2016

This Inventor Modified An Xbox 360 Controller To Include A Vape

An inventor at a Mexican vaping lounge created an Xbox controller mod that features a vape with coffee-flavored nicotine for gamers who like to play and puff.

Movies/TV Shows February 5, 2016

Flavored E-Cigarettes Contain A Chemical That Irritates Your Lungs: Study

A study found that 108 out of 145 flavored e-cigarettes contain the benzaldehyde, a chemical that can irritate the lungs. Tasting like almonds or cherries, benzaldehyde is a popular flavoring agent that can also be found in medicines.

Life January 30, 2016

Man Suffers Second-Degree Burns After E-Cigarette Battery Explodes

New incidents of exploding e-cigarettes and/or their lithium batteries left two men with severe burns. Shoddy manufacturing had been identified as a likely culprit behind the risks and dangers of vaping.

Life January 28, 2016

Teens Who Use E-cigarettes Likely To Try Tobacco Smoking

Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to take up tobacco or cigarette smoking after one year. The study indicates that restricting teens from using e-cigarettes and barring their access to these devices are important.

Life January 26, 2016

Flavored E-Cigarette Ads Can Attract Children To Vaping: Study

Researchers found children exposed to advertisements showing candy-flavored e-cigarettes can be enticed into vaping and eventually tobacco smoking. Findings support the need for stricter regulations on e-cigarette ads targeted towards children and teenagers.

Life January 18, 2016

E-cigarettes Not Safer Than Smoking Tobacco: E-cigarette Vapor Damages Cells, Causes Cancer

E-cigarette vapor causes cell damage similar to cancer development mechanisms. With this, experts concluded than vaping is no safer than smoking.

Life December 30, 2015

Study Finds That Chemical In E-Cigarettes Can Cause Respiratory Diseases like Popcorn Lung

In a report published by the United States National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, scientists report that the chemical diacetyl, which is present in most candy-flavored vape flavors, can cause a number of respiratory complications, among them a lethal disease nicknamed 'Popcorn Lung.'

Earth/Environment December 8, 2015

The Weeknd Launches A Vape That Plays His Hit Single 'The Hills' As You Smoke

R&B singer The Weeknd partners up with startup Pax Labs for a limited edition vaporizer that plays his hit single when the device is turned on.

Gadgets November 4, 2015

Flavored Tobacco Products Popular With Kids A 'Gateway' To Nicotine Addiction, Researchers Say

Flavored tobacco products that kids smoke, vape or chew are likely leading to subsequent smoking of conventional cigarettes, a USFDA study says. Flavored products are seen as an introductory gateway to nicotine for the 3,200 American kids who try smoking for the first time every day.

Life October 28, 2015

National Park Service Bans Electronic Cigarettes Across Over 400 Parks

Going to a national park? Better leave your electronic cigarette at home, as the National Park Service has banned their use across the country effective immediately.

Life September 17, 2015

Vaping By Teens Seen As Gateway Path To Cigarette Smoking

Many young users of e-cigarettes show a tendency to move on to traditional tobacco cigarettes, a study indicates. The finding comes as the FDA makes moves to regulate the e-cigarette industry.

Life September 9, 2015

E-Cigs Can Affect Cough Reflex Sensitivity: Study

Not a lot is known about how e-cigarettes affect the body but researchers have found their use can lower cough reflex sensitivity, even with minimal exposure.

Life August 25, 2015

Family And Peer Pressure Influence Vaping And Smoking Habits Among Teens: Study

The choice of whether or not to smoke tobacco or use e-cigarettes depends a lot on family and friends, a new study concludes. How common is the habit?

Life July 28, 2015

FDA Cloud Hovers Over E-Cigarette Sales Following Uptick In Nicotine Poisoning Cases

FDA mulls new rules that would allow it to regulate e-cigarette sales and marketing just as it does traditional cigarettes. Agency says it wants to warn the public about the dangers of nicotine exposure from 'vaping.'

Life June 30, 2015

What Lures Teens Into Using E-Cigarettes? Flavors And Smoke Tricks

It's not just the flavors - a new study reveals that teenagers are attracted to vaping because of the ability to do smoke tricks using e-cigarettes.

Internet Culture May 3, 2015

E-Cigarette Use In Youngsters Alarmingly Up: What Are The Dangers Of E-Cigarettes

E-cigarette usage, or vaping, among middle and high school students in the U.S. has tripled from 2013 to 2014, the CDC says. Vaping may get people addicted or lead them to smoking regular cigarettes.

Internet Culture April 19, 2015

High-Schoolers Smoking Fewer Cigarettes, But Rise In E-Cigarette Use Is Not Good News

Reduced cigarette smoking by teens is good news, but huge increase in the use of e-cigarettes is not. Use of the 'vapor' smokes among students has tripled in just a year, a government report notes.

Life April 16, 2015

Sight Of E-Cigarette Vapor Erodes Resolve In Former Smokers

Researchers have discovered that e-cigarette ads might as well be promoting tobacco cigarettes as watching them fuels urges in smokers, including those who have quit.

Life March 16, 2015

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