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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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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