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Depression Linked to E-Cigarette Use, But Not in the Way You Might Think

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston recently published a study on the longitudinal relationship between e-cigarette use and elevated depressive symptoms among young adults. Their results are interesting, although unsurprising, but they way the university and the media have chosen to report the findings of this research is the textbook definition of "misleading". Read More...

E-Cigarettes Are Considerably Less Toxic Than Tobacco Cigarettes, Study Finds

A new study that analyzed the levels of dangerous toxins and carcinogens in the bodies of smokers, e-cigarette users and dual-users has found that vaping seems to be much safer than smoking. Moreover, it seems that smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes completely cut their intake of toxins as much as those who quit smoking using traditional nicotine replacement therapies, like nicotine gum, patches or lozenges. Read More...

Small Study Concludes That E-Cigarettes MAY Increase Risk of Heart Disease

A small study published in the JAMA Cardiology medical journal found that regular e-cigarette use appears to be associated with shifts in cardiac sympathetic activity and and increased oxidative stress, mechanisms believed to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, the many limitations of this research have prompted members of the scientific community to question its conclusion. Read More...

Study on Trace Metals Compares E-Cigarette Aerosol and Tobacco Smoke

A comparative analysis of trace metals in e-cigarette aerosol and cigarette smoke reveals that, except for the element nickel (Ni), metal concentrations in e-cigarette vapor are at least one order of magnitude lower than those detected in the smoke produced by tobacco cigarettes. One of the main arguments used by vaping opponents is that e-cigarette aerosol contains dangerous levels...

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Misleading Study Claims Vaping Pushes Youth to Smoking Tobacco

The gateway theory that electronic cigarettes eventually push kids to start smoking has already been debunked numerous times, but it seems vaping opponents are not willing to let scientific evidence and survey data stand in the way of their agenda. A study published in the "Pediatrics" journal this week concludes that vaping is encouraging kids to consume nicotine and creating a new generation of smokers, despite providing no real evidence of this. Read More...

E-Cigarette Vapor Less Toxic Than Tobacco Smoke, Scientific Review Finds

In a report entitled "Clearing the Air", researchers from the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research write that electronic cigarettes are a replacement for tobacco, not a gateway to it, and that vapor emitted from these devices is less toxic than tobacco smoke. Looking to find answers to the most burning questions regarding vaping, researchers browsed 15 databases and...

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Scientific Assessment Finds E-Cigarettes a Cost-Effective Way to Help Smokers Quit

An official state assessment of how best to help citizens give up smoking conducted by Ireland's Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) recently revealed that a greater uptake of electronic cigarettes by smokers is likely to increase the number of successful quit attempts and lower the overall costs of smoking cessation. The health technology assessment was requested by Dr. Fenton...

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Study Debunks Theory That E-Cigarettes Make Smoking Socially Acceptable

A new study conducted by the Centre for Substance Use and Research, in Glasgow, Scotland, has found that young young non-smokers are clearly able to differentiate between tobacco cigarettes and e-cigarettes, and have no desire to start smoking after seeing e-cigs being used in public. Ever since electronic cigarettes became a popular alternative to smoking tobacco, opponents of...

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Study Reports Link Between E-Cigarette Use and Chronic Bronchitis in Youth, Swiftly Gets Debunked

According to a new study recently published in the online edition of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the use of electronic cigarettes contributes to "the burden of chronic respiratory symptoms in youth." However, after carefully examining the actual findings of this research, Dr. Michael Siegel, Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health, found the conclusions to be unfounded. Read More...

E-Cigarettes Likely to Have Helped 18,000 English Smokers Quit Last Year

A new observational study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) suggests that electronic cigarettes may have helped as many as 18,000 people in England to quit smoking in 2015. Researchers at University College London wanted to know if the prevalence of electronic cigarette use among active smokers - particularly among those trying to quit - was somehow linked with a smoker's likelihood to successfully kick the habit. The looked at data on nearly 80,000...

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