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E-Cigarettes Could Cut Smoking-Related Deaths by 21%, New Research Finds

Using electronic cigarettes as an alternative to tobacco cigarettes could result in a 21 percent reduction of smoking-related deaths as well as as a 20 percent decrease in years lost due to premature mortality, a study conducted by an international team of tobacco control experts found. The paper, entitled “The application of a decision-theoretic model to estimate the public health impact of vaporized nicotine product initiation in the United States” was...

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E-Cigarettes Considerably Less Risky Than Tobacco Analogs, New Zealand Researchers Conclude

Researchers at Otago University, in Wellington, New Zealand, have recently analyzed a series of recent studies that compared biomarker levels in e-cigarette users (vapers) to those from tobacco smokers and concluded that vaping is considerably less hazardous than smoking. After analyzing past studies on the impact of electronic cigarettes on our health, Prof. Nick Wilson, Dr. Coral Gartner and Prof. Richard Edwards agreed that assessing the potential health risks posed...

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Misleading Study Claims Teens Who Try E-Cigarettes Are Six Times More Likely to Become Smokers

A small study published in the Pediatrics medical journal concludes that American teens who use electronic cigarettes are about six times more likely to move on to tobacco cigarettes that youths who never tried the device. Interestingly, these findings contradict the results of the national Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted by the CDC, which showed that smoking prevalence among teens has dropped by a staggering 31% between 2013 and 2015, while the use of...

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Swiss Study Finds E-Cigarette Suitable for Therapeutic Administration of Medical Marijuana

Inspired by the illegal practice of dabbing of butane hashish oil (BHO), a team of Swiss researchers recently published a scientific study on the efficiency of "cannavaping" -  the vaping of e-lliquid enriched with cannabinoids, including BHO. They found e-cigarettes were a great alternative to smoking marijuana or taking cannabinoid pills. According to the research published in the Scientific Reports journal, "dabbing involves vaporizing cannabis concentrates (BHO or...

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Study Finds E-Cigarettes Cause Short-Term Airway Inflammation

Researchers at the Hellenic Cancer Society, Athens, Greece, recently published a study on the immediate effects of vaping and found that it causes "acute pulmonary function impairment" for less than 30 minutes after use. The full study will be presented at the 2016 CHEST World Congress (April 15-17) in Shanghai, but the media somehow picked it up and covered it extensively as soon as Read More...

Media Claims E-Cigs Don’t Help You Quit Because People Aren’t Googling the Right Terms

A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that although the number of Google searches for vaping related terms has grown dramatically in the last few years, they are focused more on shopping than health. This was apparently more than enough for the media to conclude that e-cigarettes don't help smokers quit. In order to better understand the patterns of e-cigarette use, researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger...

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Switching to E-Cigs Leads to Long-Term Health Improvements in Smokers Suffering from Asthma, Small Study FInds

While the media is busy covering every single incident involving exploding e-cigarettes, in an attempt to make using them seem even more dangerous than smoking, respectable scientists are hard at work conducting research that shows vaping can have very positive effects on smokers' health. One such researcher is Dr. Ricardo Polosa, an internationally recognized expert on tobacco harm reduction and professor at the University of Catania, Italy. Back in 2013, he and his...

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Study Finds E-Cigarettes Release Considerably Less Aldehydes Than Analogs

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the amount of formaldehyde emitted by electronic cigarettes, which is why a team of researchers set out to test a number of e-cigarettes and measure the levels of the known carcinogenic in the produced vapor. They found that even at the highest settings, e-cigarettes produce much less formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and acrolein than tobacco cigarettes. Last year, a Read More...

Cambridge Study Finds No Evidence That E-Cigarette Ads Push Kids to Smoking

As Big Tobacco and e-cig companies continue pouring millions into e-cigarette advertising, there is growing concern that their marketing efforts could have negative consequences on youth, like pushing them to smoking tobacco cigarettes. Considering the history of tobacco ads and their effect on minors, one could argue that such fears are somewhat justified. However, a Read More...

Study Claiming E-Cigarettes Make It Harder to Quit Smoking Gets Blasted as Unscientific

A recent study co-authored by Dr. Sara Kalkhoran and Prof. Stanton Glanz that claimed electronic cigarettes not only are not helpful in helping people quit smoking, but actually make it 28% less likely to quit for those who use them, has recently been slammed as an "unscientific hatchet job" by other scientists and tobacco experts. Recently published in The Lancet...

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