Recent Studies Confirm Staggering Growth Rate of Electronic Cigarettes

According to a recently released study by the Harvard School of Public Health, on the use of electronic cigarettes in the European Union, over 30 million Europeans have tried e-cigarettes at least once. Another one, published in the same journal (Tobacco Control), found that the number of electronic cigarettes and e-liquids available online has soared in the past few years. The findings in both works speak loads about the staggering growth of a product considered by analysts...

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New Study Shows That, Unlike Tobacco Cigarettes, Electronic Cigarettes Have No Acute Adverse Effects on Heart Function

Smoking has been identified as a cause for life-threatening heart diseases a long time ago, but little is known about the effects electronic cigarette use has on the human heart. A team of Greek doctors at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center recently conducted a study, comparing the effects vaping has on acute heart function, compared to smoking. Doctor Konstantinos Farsalinos and his team performed echocardiographic examinations on 36 healthy...

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Five-Year Survey Shows Electronic Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit

According to a five-year survey, involving 6,000 British smokers, conducted by researchers at University College London, electronic cigarettes increase smoking cessation success rates by 60 percent, compared to nicotine products like patches and gum or willpower alone. The wide-scale research spanned from 2009 to 2014, during which time the efforts of 5,863 smokers who wanted to quit were closely monitored by scientists at University College London. At the end of the...

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New Study Claims E-Cigs May Strengthen Life-Threatening Bacteria

E-cigarettes are gateway to smoking, they contain dangerous chemicals, they are potentially deadlier than analogs. These are the same old arguments electronic cigarette opponents always use when trying to make their case. But, now, they finally have some new material to work with. According to a new study conducted by researchers at VA San Diego Healthcare System and UC San Diego, e-cigarette vapor may make the MRSA bacteria even harder to treat. Laura E. Crotty...

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Small Study Shows Improvement in Asthma Among Smokers Who Switch to E-Cigarettes

The results of a small study conducted by a team of Italian scientists led by Dr. Ricardo Polosa and published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, show asthma-suffering smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes experience improvements of their symptoms and general lung functions, even if they remain dual users (both smoke and use e-cigarettes). The one-year-long study followed 18 smokers suffering from asthma who switched...

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New Survey Shows Number of E-Cigarette Users in Britain Has Tripled Since 2012

According to a new UK survey commissioned by ASH (Action on Smoking and Health), over 2 million people in Britain are using electronic cigarettes. Of these, a third are ex-smokers, two thirds are still smokers, and only a negligible 0.1% of them are people who have never smoked. That electronic cigarettes have been growing in popularity over the past...

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English Study Associates E-Cigarettes with Growing Smoking Cessation Rate

While anti-smoking advocates and e-cigarette opponents are going out of their way to convince the general public that electronic cigarettes are a gateway to smoking and do more harm than good, scientist at University College London have just released the results of a survey that proves electronic cigarettes do actually accelerate smoking cessation. According to the recently published Smoking Toolkit Study (STS) the rising e-cigarette use in England has been accompanied by...

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Shady Study Claims Electronic Cigarettes Don’t Help Smokers Quit

According to a research letter published by researchers from the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at UCSF (University of California, San Francisco) electronic cigarettes are ineffective as smoking cessation aids. After analyzing the habits of 88 smokers who also used e-cigarettes, scientists found they were no more likely to quit cigarettes after a year, compared to smokers who didn't use them. Sad news, isn't it? Relax, though, this scientific work can only...

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Bogus Study Would Have You Believe E-Cigarettes Encourage Smoking in Youth

A new study co-authored by Lauren Dutra and Stanton Glantz (yes, THAT Stanton Glantz) and titled "Electronic Cigarettes and Conventional Cigarette Use Among US Adolescents", suggests e-cigarettes does not discourage, and may encourage, tobacco cigarettes smoking among US teenagers. Actually, the study itself does not imply that at all, but that didn't stop its authors from drawing a preposterous conclusion. Electronic cigarettes "aggravate the tobacco epidemic among...

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French National Survey Results Suggest E-Cigarettes Are Affecting Tobacco Cigarette Consumption

The findings of a recent national survey conducted by France's Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (OFDT) show between 7.7 million and 9.2 million French have tried electronic cigarettes, and 1 to 2 million are using them on a daily basis. Corroborated with the fact that tobacco cigarette sales have dropped by 7.6% in 2013 - an unprecedented decline since the sharp price increases of 2003 and 2004 - the data has led experts to believe  e-cigarettes have reduced...

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