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Study Reports Link Between E-Cigarette Use and Chronic Bronchitis in Youth, Swiftly Gets Debunked

According to a new study recently published in the online edition of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the use of electronic cigarettes contributes to "the burden of chronic respiratory symptoms in youth." However, after carefully examining the actual findings of this research, Dr. Michael Siegel, Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health, found the conclusions to be unfounded. Read More...

E-Cigarettes Likely to Have Helped 18,000 English Smokers Quit Last Year

A new observational study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) suggests that electronic cigarettes may have helped as many as 18,000 people in England to quit smoking in 2015. Researchers at University College London wanted to know if the prevalence of electronic cigarette use among active smokers - particularly among those trying to quit - was somehow linked with a smoker's likelihood to successfully kick the habit. The looked at data on nearly 80,000...

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Survey Shows That FDA Regulations Will Push E-Cigarette Users to Black Market

The recently enforced FDA regulations of electronic cigarette currently state that all products launched after the grandfather date of February 15, 2007, must be approved by the agency within the next three years if they are to remain on the market. Since virtually none of the independent companies producing advanced devices can afford the cost of the approval process, what's going to happen when our time finally runs out and we're left with only obsolete cigalikes to choose...

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Electronic Cigarettes Are “Safer, Less Toxic” Than Tobacco Cigarettes, Cancer Institute Study Finds

According to a small study conducted by researchers at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, inhaling vapor from electronic cigarettes exposes users to considerably lower levels of carcinogens than smoking. Unlike previous studies on the toxicity of e-cigarette vapor and its potential to cause cancer, this study didn't focus on the analysis of the e-liquid and...

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E-Cigarettes Have Helped 6.1 Million Europeans Quit Smoking, According to New Study

Over 6 million European smokers have managed to quit the dirty habit and more than 9 million have reduced their daily cigarette consumption with the help of electronic cigarettes, according to a study published in the scientific journal Addiction. Researchers from the University of Patras-Greece, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre-Greece and the French National Research Institute for Health and Medical Research analyzed data from the 2014 Eurobarometer survey on...

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Controversial Study Finds Toxic Chemicals in E-Cigarette Vapor

A new scientific study conducted by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley Labs and published in the Environmental Science & Technology journal found that electronic cigarette vapor contains a number of toxic chemicals, the levels of which increase depending on factors like temperature and device type. Entitled "Emissions from Electronic Cigarettes: Key Parameters Affecting the Release of Harmful Chemicals"Read More...

E-Cigarettes Could Cut Smoking-Related Deaths by 21%, New Research Finds

Using electronic cigarettes as an alternative to tobacco cigarettes could result in a 21 percent reduction of smoking-related deaths as well as as a 20 percent decrease in years lost due to premature mortality, a study conducted by an international team of tobacco control experts found. The paper, entitled “The application of a decision-theoretic model to estimate the public health impact of vaporized nicotine product initiation in the United States” was...

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E-Cigarettes Considerably Less Risky Than Tobacco Analogs, New Zealand Researchers Conclude

Researchers at Otago University, in Wellington, New Zealand, have recently analyzed a series of recent studies that compared biomarker levels in e-cigarette users (vapers) to those from tobacco smokers and concluded that vaping is considerably less hazardous than smoking. After analyzing past studies on the impact of electronic cigarettes on our health, Prof. Nick Wilson, Dr. Coral Gartner and Prof. Richard Edwards agreed that assessing the potential health risks posed...

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Misleading Study Claims Teens Who Try E-Cigarettes Are Six Times More Likely to Become Smokers

A small study published in the Pediatrics medical journal concludes that American teens who use electronic cigarettes are about six times more likely to move on to tobacco cigarettes that youths who never tried the device. Interestingly, these findings contradict the results of the national Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted by the CDC, which showed that smoking prevalence among teens has dropped by a staggering 31% between 2013 and 2015, while the use of...

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Swiss Study Finds E-Cigarette Suitable for Therapeutic Administration of Medical Marijuana

Inspired by the illegal practice of dabbing of butane hashish oil (BHO), a team of Swiss researchers recently published a scientific study on the efficiency of "cannavaping" -  the vaping of e-lliquid enriched with cannabinoids, including BHO. They found e-cigarettes were a great alternative to smoking marijuana or taking cannabinoid pills. According to the research published in the Scientific Reports journal, "dabbing involves vaporizing cannabis concentrates (BHO or...

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