Within six months, 10 percent of smokers who used cigarettes were able to quit smoking, while 28 percent of those who did not use e-cigarettes successfully quit. More research is needed to study e-cigarettes' effectiveness to help quit smoking.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 30, 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
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 new study suggests that nicotine can normalize genetically-induced brain ailments. The study published in the journal Nature Medicine was conducted by a team assembled by University of Colorado Boulders.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 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
Outside of tobacco use, nicotine may have protective benefit for aging brains. This opens the possibility that the substance can be used in addressing neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 25, 2016
Can smoking addiction be all in your head? A study has found that a person’s perception and beliefs influence the effect of substances in issues like craving and addiction.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 14, 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
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
The battle against smoking continues. Health Canada is looking at potentially forcing tobacco companies to make cigarettes less addictive by lowering the nicotine content in consumer's daily sticks.
Life April 21, 2016
In a study, researchers have listed the top five most addictive substances in the planet. The deadly heroin tops the list.
Life March 6, 2016
Some believe that hookah smoking is a less harmful alternative to cigarette smoking. Here's what a comparison of the amount of toxicants inhaled by hookah smokers and cigarette smokers reveals.
Life January 14, 2016
The use of nicotine replacement therapy may not be as safe and effective as experts previously believed. Researchers in India revealed that NRT has not made dramatic impact to public health.
Life December 30, 2015
E-cigarettes are growing popular nowadays, especially among young adults. Researchers found that advertisements play a part in encouraging young adults to take up the habit.
Life November 23, 2015
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
An enzyme found in a bacterium that consumes nicotine for nitrogen and carbon shows potentials as another smoking cessation alternative.
Life August 11, 2015
Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa have found traces of cannabis on fragments of 400-year-old smoking pipes that were unearthed in the garden of William Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon home.
Society August 10, 2015
Naturally occuring enzyme could lead to a drug to take the "reward" out of smoking, helping people to quit, researchers say. Found in soil in tobacco fields, the enzyme has a voracious appetite for nicotine, they explain.
Life August 10, 2015
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
Liquid nicotine inappropriately packaged in non-child-resistant containers may be a factor in the increased incidence of poisoning in New York. The attorney general is now telling companies to comply with the law to help safeguard the children from intoxication.
Life June 24, 2015
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
Many states in the U.S. prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors but young people below 18 years old are still able to get them because they can easily buy them online.
Life March 3, 2015
Nicotine users often get their drug from multiple sources, a new study found. Why are e-cigarettes so popular?
Life February 27, 2015
Toxic chemicals known as secondary metabolites, which are found in certain plants including coffee and tobacco, can reduce intestinal infection in bees by as much as 81 percent.
Animals February 20, 2015
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
Slow and steady wins the race. Researchers weigh in on how to quit smoking and their verdict is to be kind to your brain by doing it gradually.
Life January 29, 2015
A team of scientists working on a nicotine vaccine improved their success by taking the handedness of nicotine into account. The researchers found that by focusing on the left-handed form of nicotine rather than both left and right forms, they could increase antibody production by as much as 40 percent.
Life January 13, 2015
Using a biomarker called nicotine metabolite ratio, researchers were able to determine the rate on which smokers metabolize the nicotine in their body and this could tell which smoking cessation treatment is more effective for them.
Life January 12, 2015
Research focuses on changes in the brain when people try to quit smoking. Increases and decreases in brain activity can predict whether they'll be successful, researchers say.
Life December 3, 2014
The American Heart Association is advocating for the use of e-cigarettes as a last resort for people who want to quit smoking. Though the previous research is inconclusive, the AHA suggests doctors give their patients the option while informing them that it is unregulated and unproven.
Life August 25, 2014
A new study found that switching to cigarettes with very low levels of nicotine does not cause smokers to smoke more intensely and more frequently.
Life August 25, 2014
Reducing amounts of nicotine in cigarettes could be effective in combating tobacco addiction, study suggests. Fears smokers would just increase daily intake to make up for it are unfounded, researchers say.
Life August 24, 2014
Federal government urged to put curbs on e-cigarettes. Opponents want bans on advertising, online sales and on flavored versions aimed at young people.
Life August 8, 2014
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
Cigarette and cigar smokers looking to quit may be inclined to try e-cigarettes or even the popular hookah option, but new studies are showing that neither alternative smoking option may be a good health choice.
Life May 19, 2014
Smoking a hookah increases nicotine and carcinogens in users. Smoking hookah poses health risks similar to cigarette smoking.
Life May 18, 2014
Another day, another study on e-cigarettes and whether they're harmless or harmful. This report rebukes claims that the electronic smoking devices help smokers quit the habit.
Life May 13, 2014
More cities banning e-cigarettes as debate over health issues continues. Both Chicago and New York institute new prohibitions.
Life April 30, 2014
Scientists have found the insula - or the decision making part of the brain - is thinner in smokers who pick up at habit at an earlier age.
Life March 3, 2014
New study shows that caterpillars are capable of warding off predators with nicotine.
Animals January 2, 2014
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