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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E-cigarette Vapor Seems to Dampen Immune Response in Mice, Study Finds

Exposure to electronic cigarette vapor may weaken the body's defenses against pneumonia and the flu, according to a study conducted by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Researchers exposed a group of lab mice to e-cigarette vapor twice a day for two weeks, at a level designed to proportionally mimic the amount a person who vapes daily would normally inhale. They then administered some of the mice with an influenza virus and others with...

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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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