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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Study Finds E-Cigarettes Cause Short-Term Airway Inflammation

Researchers at the Hellenic Cancer Society, Athens, Greece, recently published a study on the immediate effects of vaping and found that it causes "acute pulmonary function impairment" for less than 30 minutes after use. The full study will be presented at the 2016 CHEST World Congress (April 15-17) in Shanghai, but the media somehow picked it up and covered it extensively as soon as Read More...

Media Claims E-Cigs Don’t Help You Quit Because People Aren’t Googling the Right Terms

A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that although the number of Google searches for vaping related terms has grown dramatically in the last few years, they are focused more on shopping than health. This was apparently more than enough for the media to conclude that e-cigarettes don't help smokers quit. In order to better understand the patterns of e-cigarette use, researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger...

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Switching to E-Cigs Leads to Long-Term Health Improvements in Smokers Suffering from Asthma, Small Study FInds

While the media is busy covering every single incident involving exploding e-cigarettes, in an attempt to make using them seem even more dangerous than smoking, respectable scientists are hard at work conducting research that shows vaping can have very positive effects on smokers' health. One such researcher is Dr. Ricardo Polosa, an internationally recognized expert on tobacco harm reduction and professor at the University of Catania, Italy. Back in 2013, he and his...

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Study Finds E-Cigarettes Release Considerably Less Aldehydes Than Analogs

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the amount of formaldehyde emitted by electronic cigarettes, which is why a team of researchers set out to test a number of e-cigarettes and measure the levels of the known carcinogenic in the produced vapor. They found that even at the highest settings, e-cigarettes produce much less formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and acrolein than tobacco cigarettes. Last year, a Read More...

Cambridge Study Finds No Evidence That E-Cigarette Ads Push Kids to Smoking

As Big Tobacco and e-cig companies continue pouring millions into e-cigarette advertising, there is growing concern that their marketing efforts could have negative consequences on youth, like pushing them to smoking tobacco cigarettes. Considering the history of tobacco ads and their effect on minors, one could argue that such fears are somewhat justified. However, a Read More...

Study Claiming E-Cigarettes Make It Harder to Quit Smoking Gets Blasted as Unscientific

A recent study co-authored by Dr. Sara Kalkhoran and Prof. Stanton Glanz that claimed electronic cigarettes not only are not helpful in helping people quit smoking, but actually make it 28% less likely to quit for those who use them, has recently been slammed as an "unscientific hatchet job" by other scientists and tobacco experts. Recently published in The Lancet...

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Study Claiming That E-Cigarettes Could Cause Cancer Is Just Trying to Scare You

A team of researchers from the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System recently published a study on the effect of electronic cigarette vapor on human cells and found that it causes damage that could promote the development of cancer. Lead researcher Dr. Jessica Wang-Rodriquez, a professor of pathology at the University of California, San Diego, and her team, created an extract from the vapour of two popular brands of e-cigarettes, which they used to treat...

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Harvard Study Finds Flavorings Linked to Popcorn Lung Diseases in E-Cigarette Vapor

Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health recently tested over 50 types of flavored e-cigarettes and e-liquids for diacetyl, acetoin and 2,3-pentanedione - food flavorings linked to bronchiolitis obliterans ,or popcorn lung disease - and detected their presence in two thirds of the samples. Although diacetyl and its two very similar substitutes are considered generally safe for consumption, that actually only applies to ingestion. Inhaling these widely...

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