Analysis Shows Metals Emitted from E-Cigarettes Are Within Safety Limits

Several studies have reported the presence of heavy metals in electronic cigarette aerosol, which is plausible due to the build structure of these devices. However the health impact they might have on users has not been properly defined. In order to shed some light on this issue, a team of Greek researchers led by Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos conducted a through analysis, evaluating the exposure of e-cigarette users to heavy metals and comparing it with currently-available...

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Research Suggests Vaping Could Cause Emphysema

After examining how e-cigarette vapor affects lung cells compared to tobacco smoke, researchers at Central Michigan University College of Medicine concluded that vaping could lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) like emphysema. Dr. Neeraj Vij,  an associate professor of molecular and cell biology, and his colleagues at CMU exposed both human bronchial epithelial cells and live mice to e-cigarette vapor to test how they are effected, and found that...

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Group of Experts Concludes There Isn’t Enough Evidence That E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit

The US Preventive Services Task Force, a Government-convened group of experts conducted an in-depth review of studies on smoking cessation and concluded that there isn't enough evidence that electronic cigarettes actually help smokers quit. The group of experts reportedly analyzed a number of studies that investigated the effectiveness of various smoking cessation methods, for both adults and pregnant women, and wasn't particularly impressed with electronic cigarettes. In...

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Study Claims E-Cigarettes Make It Harder to Quit Smoking, Gets Labeled as Junk Science

A study carried out by researchers from the University of California and San Diego State University found that people who had ever used e-cigarettes were half as likely to quit smoking or even reduce their cigarette consumption compared to people who said they would never use electronic cigarettes. Considering the controversy regarding whether Read More...

E-Cigarettes Not Cool Enough for Teenagers, New Study Shows

E-cigarette opponents keep saying that electronic cigarettes act as a gateway to smoking for teenagers, but according to a recent Welsh study very few teens who try e-cigarette users become regular users, and the few who do most likely smoked conventional cigarettes first. The researcher's findings are based on the results of two nationally representative surveys of primary and secondary schoolchildren from 150 schools in Wales, carried out in 2013 and 2014. A total of...

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E-Cigarettes Less Toxic to Lung Cells Than Tobacco Cigarettes According to New Study

A group of German researchers recently published a study on the toxic effects of e-cigarette vapor and cigarette smoke on human lung cells, and found the vapor is several times less hazardous. While some toxicological studies on the effects of inhaling propylene glycol and glycerol do exist, they either involved animal test subjects or exposed human embryonal stem cells, human pulmonary fibroblasts and murine neuronal stem cells to the mentioned substances.  Since the...

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12-Month Survey Concludes That Vape Shops May Play a Big Role in Helping Smokers Quit

A team of European researchers surveying changes in daily cigarette consumption in smokers making their first purchase at a brick and mortar vape shop found that advanced electronic cigarettes and expert support greatly increase chances of smoking cessation and cigarette reduction. Although still very popular with casual vapers and new ex-smokers looking for an alternative to their former dirty habit, cigalikes  - electronic cigarettes that mimic the shape of analogs -...

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E-Cigarettes 200 Times Less Toxic Than Analogs, New Study Shows

Electronic cigarette vapor contains only a fraction of the toxins found in cigarette smoke, as well as a significantly lower concentration of nicotine, according to a new study. Dr. Murray Laugesen's research, published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal, confirms that electronic cigarettes are hundreds of times less dangerous than tobacco cigarettes. His study involved testing 14 e-cigarette brands  for nicotine and known toxins. The results were then compared...

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Pilot Study Shows Vaping Reduces Thirdhand Exposure to Nicotine

In a recent study published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, researchers took samples from the homes of smokers, e-cigarette users and non-smokers to compare thirdhand exposure to nicotine. According to the study abstract, nicotine deposited on surfaces has been known to react with airborne chemicals, leading to the formation of life-threatening carcinogens. In the midst of controversies of whether electronic cigarettes should be allowed in public places,...

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Large-Scale Surveys Show That Between 3.2 and 4.3 Million Vapers No Longer Regularly Smoke Cigarettes

Two large-scale surveys presented during the annual meeting of the Society for Research on  Nicotine and Tobacco reported that there are now around 15-21 million vapers in the United States, 3.2-4.3 millions of which no longer regularly smoke cigarettes. There was a lot of research presented at the 2015 SRNT meeting, at the end of February, but two particular surveys on the tobacco use pattern among adult e-cigarette users were particularly interesting reads. By...

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