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E-cigarette Flavorings Can Raise Cardiovascular Risk : Here Are The Most Dangerous Flavors

Researchers found that exposure to e-cigarette flavorings can cause damage to the endothelial cells, which can lead to cardiovascular disease. These are the e-cigarette flavors that pose the biggest risk to heart health.

Public Health May 28, 2019

FDA OKs Sale Of Philip Morris' New Tobacco Device IQOS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration green-lighted the selling of tobacco stick device IQOS from Philip Morris. Claims of reduced risk of tobacco devices do not outweigh the harmful effects of conventional and e-cigarette smoking.

Public Health May 3, 2019

Tobacco Company Philip Morris To Launch Reviti Insurance With Discount To Smokers Who Quit

People who will decide to quit smoking and switch to vaping products will get life insurance discounts by as much as 50 percent. Philip Morris International said their Reviti insurance premium will encourage tobacco smokers to choose a healthier lifestyle.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2019

Dozens Of Popular E-Cigarettes Contaminated With Microbial And Fungal Toxins

A Harvard study found traces of bacteria and fungi contaminants in popular e-cigarette brands. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised that if you’ve never smoked or used other tobacco products or e-cigarettes, don’t start.

Public Health April 24, 2019

Many Teens Do Not Know Vaping E-cigarettes Exposes Them To Nicotine

Most teens who smoke e-cigarettes instead of traditional cigarettes do not know that vaping exposes them to nicotine, a new study revealed. Experts call for stricter regulations regarding e-cigarettes to raise awareness.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2019

Seizures Could Be A Side Effect Of E-Cigarette Use: Here Are The Warning Signs To Watch Out For

The FDA said it has received 35 reports of people who experienced seizures with e-cigarette use, indicating a potential safety issue. Seizures do not always cause full body shaking.

Public Health April 3, 2019

Vaping May Be More Dangerous Than Previously Thought

Vaping may be more harmful than what a lot of people think, according to multiple studies. Preliminary research suggests it may increase the risks of cardiovascular disorders and events, as well as encourage traditional smoking among the youth.

Public Health April 3, 2019

Hong Kong’s War On E-Cigarettes Could Soon Send Vape Offenders To Jail

Hong Kong announced it is planning to penalize e-cigarette smokers for up to six months of jail time. Vaping is a controversial topic in many topics due to limited evidence supporting its health safety and efficacy in tobacco smoking cessation.

Public Health February 20, 2019

Youths Who Vape 4 Times Likelier To Try Cigarettes, Study Finds

How does vaping really affect teenagers? A new study finds that the teenagers who vape are four times more likely to try cigarettes and three times likelier to continue using them.

Public Health February 2, 2019

E-Cigarettes Can Help Smokers Quit When Accompanied By Behavioral Support

Researchers in UK found that smokers who vaped are nearly twice as likely to quit the habit. The trial compared the efficacy of e-cigarettes and licensed smoking cessation aids.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 30, 2019

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Warns E-Cigarettes May Be Pulled Out Of Shelves If Makers Continue To Target Teens

Amid increasing youth vaping rates, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb warned e-cigarette products may be pulled out of market if makers continue to market them to young people. Why is e-cigarette use dangerous for kids?

Public Health January 21, 2019

Vaping Among Teens Increases As Drinking Declines, Survey Says

The number of American teens using vape increased in the past year, worrying officials who were pressed of enforcing stricter measures to curb the issue. Others expressed concern on the youth's potential addiction to nicotine.

Public Health December 17, 2018

E-Cigarette Companies Warned In May No Longer Selling In 'Kid-Friendly' Packaging: FDA

E-cigarette companies that were sent warning letters have already complied to the FDA and FTC's push. They no longer sell e-liquids that closely resemble the packaging for kid-friendly products.

Public Health August 25, 2018

E-Cigarettes Not Safe: Vaping May Damage DNA, Lead To Cancer

Another study, carried out by the University of Minnesota's Masonic Cancer Center, revealed that e-cigarettes are not safe. Vaping increases the levels of formaldehyde, acrolein and methylglyoxal, which are compounds that damage DNA, in the person's saliva.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 21, 2018

Yet Another Research Says Vaping Doesn’t Help Smokers Quit The Habit

A new study adds to the growing evidence that vaping devices aren’t the answer if you want to quit smoking. Researchers found that over 90 percent of the test participants still smoked cigarettes after a year of vaping.

Public Health July 11, 2018

Flavoring Chemicals In E-Cigarettes Linked To Heart Attacks And Strokes, Study Finds

Researchers found a causal link between flavoring chemicals in e-cigarettes and health problems associated with the heart. The findings were based on a lab study conducted on nine widely used e-cigarette flavorings including strawberry, mint, vanilla, and spicy cooling.

Public Health June 15, 2018

New Study Reveals It’s Really Hard To Quit Smoking, But Financial Rewards Might Help

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.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2018

Are E-Cigarettes More Harmful Than Regular Cigarettes? Teens Won't Stop Vaping Despite Health Concerns

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 Develops 'Wet Lung' After Vaping For 3 Weeks

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

Teenager Cautions Fellow High Schoolers About ‘Juuling’ Addiction

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

Schools In New York Prevent Students From Using Vaporizing Pens By Installing Smoke Sensors

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

E-Cigarette Use In Classrooms Plummets, FDA Tries To Prevent Sales To Minors

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

FDA Cracks Down On Sale Of JUUL And Other E-Cigarettes

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

Vaping Teens More Likely To Smoke Marijuana, Survey Shows

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

FDA Now Considers Vaping A Rising Epidemic In High School

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

FDA Faces Lawsuit Over Decision To Delay Review Of E-Cigarettes

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

FDA Takes Action To Regulate Flavors In Cigarettes

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 Smoking E-Cigarette That Resembles USB Drive Causing Headache For Teachers

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

Vaping Not As Safe As Promoted: Study Finds E-Cigarettes Can Cause Fatty Liver Disease

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

Teens Using E-Cigarette Have The Same Toxic Chemicals Found In Smokers

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-Cigs Contain Toxic Metals That Can Kill You: How Many Are In Danger In The US?

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

E-Cig Vapors May Contain Brain-Damaging Toxic Metals, Says New Study

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

E-cigarette Liquid Flavorings May Still Cause Lung Damage Even Without Nicotine

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

Nicotine In E-Cigarette Vapors May Cause Cancer, Mouse Study Suggests

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

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

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 York Law Bans Use Of E-Cigarettes In Public Places

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

Study Suggests E-Cigarette Use Helps In Quitting Smoking

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

FDA Targets Lower Nicotine Levels To Combat Cigarette Addiction

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

E-Cigarette Use Among Adolescents Declines In 2016: FDA

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

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

E-Cigarette Popularity Increasing, But Battery Explosion Cases Also On The Rise

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

Holy Smokes! E-Cigarettes Safer Than Tobacco, Long-Term Study Reveals

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

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

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