Tag: vaping

Vaping May Have Caused 8 Wisconsin Teens To Be Hospitalized With Severe Lung Damage

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

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

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

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

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-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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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