Tag: e-cigarette

Hawaii Could Be First US State To Completely Ban Flavored Vaping Products

Hawaii proposed a bill that will ban the sale of flavored e-cigarette liquids that are popular among young users. The bill aims to control the rising number of teens who vape.

Public Health April 1, 2019

CDC Report Says 3.6 Million US Teens Vaped In 2018

A study by the CDC, FDA, and the National Cancer Institute found that the use of e-cigarettes among teens has increased significantly in 2018. Based on estimates, one in five high school students and one in 14 middle school students vape.

Space February 13, 2019

American Lung Association Says The FDA Isn't Doing Enough To Keep E-Cigs Away From Children

American Lung Association issued a report that reviews the efforts of the federal government to restrict children's access to e-cigarettes. The FDA received a failing mark for allowing e-cigarette use among youths to rise in 2018.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 1, 2019

FDA May Soon Crack Down On Menthol Cigarettes

A report said that the FDA might follow Canada and the European Union into banning traditional menthol cigarettes. The regulatory board might also crack down on flavored e-cigarette cartridges or pods.

Public Health November 12, 2018

Smoking In US At Record Low, Says CDC Report

A report by the FDA and the CDC revealed that only 14 percent of Americans smoke or consume tobacco products. The number is down from over 40 percent in the mid-60s.

Public Health November 9, 2018

Over 2 Million Middle And High School Students In The US Have Vaped Marijuana, According To Study

A new study found that vaping marijuana is prevalent among children in middle school and high school in the United States. Up to 2 million children across the country have admitted to using e-cigarettes to smoke marijuana at least once.

Public Health September 19, 2018

E-Cigarettes Can Benefit Public Health, New Study Reveals How

Researchers have developed a predictive model, which shows that e-cigarettes will help people control and cut down tobacco cigarette addiction. The study has been conducted by researchers at British American Tobacco.

Public Health March 20, 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

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

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

Man Hospitalized After E-cigarette Left A Hole In His Lungs: Here's What Happened

A man was sent to the hospital when he accidentally burned a hole into his right lung. A faulty e-cigarette was found to be the culprit.

Life October 23, 2015

E-Cigarette Ads Make People Crave For Real Cigarettes

Study reveals smokers experience a strong urge to smoke after viewing e-cigarette ads. Ex-smokers who view the advertising report feeling less confident in their ability to remain non-smokers.

Life March 14, 2015

California Health Authorities Warn Users of E-Cigarettes, Call for Strict Regulations

The California Department of Public Health has issued an advisory that e-cigarettes contain harmful chemicals including nicotine, which is as addictive as the nicotine found in regular cigarettes.

Life January 29, 2015

E-cigarettes Not Safer than Ordinary Cigarettes, Contains High Concentration of Formaldehyde

E-cigarettes should not be taken as a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes as it can contain high concentrations of formaldehyde, a probable human carcinogen. E-cigarettes may increase the risk of developing cancer by up to 15 times.

Life January 26, 2015

France mulls banning e-cigarettes, introduce plain packaging for cigarettes

France considers restricting e-cigarettes and the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes. The French government hopes that the anti-smoking rules will produce the first non-smoking generation in 20 years.

Life September 26, 2014

E-cigarettes subject of new usage bans, legislation in Minnesota

Minnesota has now outlawed e-cig use in schools and also calls for child safety packaging. New York lawmaker is calling for similar controls.

Life July 1, 2014

E-cigarette nicotine safety caps needed to stop poisonings, says NY lawmaker

New York Senator Charles Schumer said poisonings from liquid nicotine used for e-cigarettes are already nearly double this year, with 70 reports. There were 46 incidents in 2013.

Life June 30, 2014

E-cig update: FDA extends public comment on new proposed e-cigarette rules

In April the FDA announced new efforts to review further regulation of e-cigarettes in response to consumer concerns the devices are being increasingly marketed toward children. Currently FDA regulates cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco and smokeless tobacco.

Life June 23, 2014

E-cigs under fire once again, this time from Michigan lawmaker

Michigan Governor may veto an e-cig law because he says it's not strong enough to stop sales to minors. His actions come on the heels of a California congresswoman's action regarding e-cigarettes.

Life June 22, 2014

E-cigs draw more lawmaker scrutiny: New bill aims to regulate like traditional tobacco

E-cigs remain hot topic of debate with yet another lawmaker aiming to regulate smoking device. The feds are already mulling new rules on marketing.

Life June 21, 2014

E-cigarettes remain a hot topic with lawmakers as industry growth continues

E-cigarette makers are under scrutiny for marketing that lawmakers and anti-smoking groups believe is focused on youth. A federal agency is considering enacting more regulatory measures on the devices.

Life June 20, 2014

AMA lobbying for tougher e-cigarette regulations on marketing, sales of electronic smoking devices

The American Medical Association wants even more restrictions, such as not allowing e-cigarette makers to make devices in child-appealing flavors such as bubble gum and cotton candy. It would also like childproof packaging used in manufacturing.

Life June 11, 2014

E-cigarette TV ads directed at youths spiked 256% in two years, claims new report

The marketing push, says a new study, is putting the electronic smoking device in front of 24 million children. Such exposure, say researchers will increase youth use of the device.

Life June 3, 2014

Kid's brands, candy makers want e-cigarettes to stop using their names

Candy makers want e-cigarettes to stop using names that are appealing to children. The U.S. FDA has already proposed to regulate e-cigarettes.

Life May 26, 2014

Kid's brands, candy makers want e-cigarettes to stop using their names

Candy makers want e-cigarettes to stop using names that are appealing to children. The U.S. FDA has already proposed to regulate e-cigarettes.

Life May 26, 2014

E-cigarettes under fire by critics who worry children are getting hooked

The protest against e-cigarettes is making headway as federal agency is proposing a new regulatory rule. Meanwhile critics want tight control on marketing.

Life April 27, 2014

e-cigarette gaining popularity among teenagers: CDC

Use of unconventional tobacco and smoking products are growing in popularity among U.S middle school and high school students, according to a report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Especially, e-cigarette use has increased from 0.6 percent in 2011 to 1.1 percent last year.

Life November 16, 2013

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