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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Study Claiming That E-Cigarettes Could Cause Cancer Is Just Trying to Scare You

A team of researchers from the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System recently published a study on the effect of electronic cigarette vapor on human cells and found that it causes damage that could promote the development of cancer. Lead researcher Dr. Jessica Wang-Rodriquez, a professor of pathology at the University of California, San Diego, and her team, created an extract from the vapour of two popular brands of e-cigarettes, which they used to treat...

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Harvard Study Finds Flavorings Linked to Popcorn Lung Diseases in E-Cigarette Vapor

Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health recently tested over 50 types of flavored e-cigarettes and e-liquids for diacetyl, acetoin and 2,3-pentanedione - food flavorings linked to bronchiolitis obliterans ,or popcorn lung disease - and detected their presence in two thirds of the samples. Although diacetyl and its two very similar substitutes are considered generally safe for consumption, that actually only applies to ingestion. Inhaling these widely...

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Study Finds Electronic Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit

A new study conducted by Rutgers School of Public Health and the Schroeder Institute found that, within the last year, people who managed to quit smoking tobacco are four times more likely to be e-cigarette users than current smokers. The research lead by Cristine Delnevo, researcher at the School of Public Health, is base on the 2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) of 36,697 U.S. adults aged 18 and over who were questioned about daily e-cigarette...

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Yale Study Finds Youth E-Cigarette Bans Lead to Increased Tobacco Smoking

According to a study conducted by Abigail Friedman, a researcher at Yale University, US states that have banned the use of electronic cigarettes by youths under 18-years-old have experienced an increase in traditional cigarette smoking among these youths. So much for the e-cigarette gateway theory that vaping opponents have been using as one of their...

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Study Concludes E-Cigarette Aerosol Is Toxic, Its Results Show Otherwise

A study due to be published in the Current Environmental Health Reports journal, concludes that secondhand exposure to exhaled e-cigarette aerosol is toxic because it contains particulate matter. The problem is the presented results of the observational study show levels of particulate matter in homes of e-cigarette users are no different than those measured in smoke-free and vape-free homes. The purpose of the  Read More...

E-Cigarette Vapor Contains Less Volatile Organic Compounds Than Normal Exhaled Breath, Study Shows

Scientists from the Spanish Council of Scientific Research came up with some pretty interesting results after measuring the levels of several volatile organic compounds (VOCs)  in indoor air, normal exhaled breath, smoke of tobacco cigarettes, exhaled breath of smokers after taking cigarette puffs, e-cigarette aerosol and exhaled breath of vapers after taking e-cigarette puffs. The issue of second-hand vapor and the exposure of bystanders to volatile organic...

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Study Shows Smokers Who Switch to E-Cigarettes Breathe Fewer Toxins

According to a new English study published in the Cancer Prevention Research journal, smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes and even dual-users significantly reduce their exposure to life-threatening pollutants like carbon monoxide and acrolein. Researchers from the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at Queen Mary University of London gave electronic cigarettes to 40 participants - typically in their 40's - who said they wanted to quit smoking and had tried...

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Study Finds E-Cigarettes Act as Gateway to Smoking. No, Not Really…

A new e-cigarette study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and carried out by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center concluded that teenagers and young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more likely to move on to smoking tobacco than those who never try the devices. Unfortunately, the reasoning behind this conclusion is questionable, at best. The Read More...