Incorrect Study Reports High Levels of Formaldehyde in E-Cigarette Vapor

A scientific study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine warns that electronic cigarette vapor contains high levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen also found in cigarette smoke. What's even more alarming is that the authors of this research claim the levels of formaldehyde were up to 15 times higher than from smoking cigarettes. "We are not saying e-cigarettes are more hazardous than cigarettes," co-author James F. Pankow, professor of chemistry...

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Canadian Study Finds E-Cigarettes Are More Likely to Help Smokers Quit Than Traditional Nicotine Replacement Therapies

New research conducted by Dr. Gaston Ostiguy and his team at the Montreal Chest Institute shows electronic cigarettes are more effective than classic means of helping smokers quit. The study was carried out on a pool of 179 hardcore smokers who also suffered from various smoking-related health problems, such as respiratory and cardiovascular disorders, which made quitting all that much more important. Of the 179 patients, 75 used electronic cigarettes in their attempt to...

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New Study Shows Non-Smoking Teens Are Not Attracted to Electronic Cigarettes

According to a new study published in the Nicotine & Tobacco Research journal, non-smoking teenagers show very low interest in electronic cigarettes even when presented with a variety of enticing flavors. E-cigarette opponents have long been claiming that because of the plethora of attractive flavors e-liquid comes in, electronic cigarettes act as a gateway to smoking for non-smoking youth. However, despite their efforts to convince the general public that this is...

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Survey Shows E-Cigarettes Reduce Tobacco Craving in Users Who Recently Quit Smoking

A new cross-sectional survey carried out by Professor Jean Francois Etter, from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, revealed that electronic cigarettes help reduce craving for tobacco in users who recently quit smoking. Professor Etter analyzed the data collected via internet from a pool of 374 e-cigarette users who had recently quit smoking. They were enrolled through websites dedicated to electronic cigarettes and smoking cessation, and asked to answer a series of...

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Study Claims Vaping Damages Healthy Cells, Increases Risk of Respiratory Infections

According to a new study conducted by researchers at National Jewish Health hospital in Denver, electronic cigarettes damage healthy cells and can cause respiratory infections. Very few details about this recent study have been revealed. Apparently, researchers lead by Dr. Hong Wei Chu hooked up one end of the device pictured below to an electronic cigarette and placed cells from the airways of healthy, young, non-smokers at the other end. They found that after just 10...

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New Study Debunks Theory That Electronic Cigarettes Are a Gateway to Smoking

A new scientific paper recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows electronic cigarettes are not a gateway to smoking for youth. Entitled 'Which nicotine products are gateways to regular use? First-tried tobacco and current use in college students', the new study reports the result of an online survey of 1,304 undergraduate students at a university in Oklahoma. They were asked to report the first nicotine-containing product...

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Trial Review Finds E-Cigarettes Can Help Smokers Quit or Heavily Cut Down on Cigarettes

A recently published scientific review of two trials involving 662 smokers and 11 observational studies found that electronic cigarettes can help people quit smoking or at least cut down on analogs and that they have no short to medium term adverse effects on health. The independent review, co-authored by Prof. Peter Hajek, of the Center for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies at Queen Mary University London, and published by The Cochrane Library, the world's leading producer of...

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Italian Study Shows Electronic Cigarettes Can Help Heavy Smokers Quit

New research presented during a recent conference of the Italian Society for Tobacco Addiction, in Turin, confirms that even heavy smokers can reduce their cigarette consumption to a minimum and even quit smoking completely with the help of electronic cigarettes. The clinical study conducted by the Italian Observatory for Smoking, Alcohol and Drugs (OSSFAD) in collaboration with the San Giovanni Bosco Anti-Smoking Center, in Turin, is still underway, monitoring 34 heavy...

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Electronic Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Cigarettes According to New Study

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine found that electronic cigarettes appear to be less addictive than tobacco cigarettes, after conducting a study that compared the dependence caused by the two products. To asses e-cigarette dependence, researchers developed an online survey that included questions designed to measure previous dependence on tobacco cigarettes and almost identical ones for e-cigs. More than 3,500 former smokers currently using electronic...

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UK Statistics Confirm That Electronic Cigarettes Are NOT a Gateway to Smoking

A newly released study from the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicates that people who currently use electronic cigarettes are almost entirely smokers or former smokers, thus confirming that e-cigarettes are not a gateway to smoking. One of the main arguments used by e-cigarette opponents to spread their negative propaganda is that electronic cigarettes use eventually leads to tobacco smoking. Although this theory was supported by questionable studies like Read More...