ll teens reported vaping before their hospitalization. Their symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath and fatigue. Some experienced weight loss and needed medical assistance to breathe.
Public Health July 30, 2019
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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