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CDC Report Shows That More Smokers Try to Quit with E-Cigarettes Than FDA-Approved Cessation Aids

U.S. health regulators continue to downplay the importance and effectiveness of electronic cigarettes as smoking cessation tools, but a recent report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) clearly shows that smokers believe that they have a much better chance of quitting with e-cigs than with FDA-approved aids like nicotine patches and gum. Last Thursday, the CDC published a Read More...

Harsh Regulations Make E-Cigarettes Less Effective for Smoking Cessation, Study Finds

We didn't really need scientific research to reach this conclusion, but a study published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research reveals that excessive regulations on electronic cigarettes may impact their effectiveness as a tool for quitting smoking. Study authors analyzed data from a longitudinal cohort survey carried out between 2010 and 2014, which...

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Physicians Reluctant to Recommend E-Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation, Survey Finds

According to a scientific paper published in the latest issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society journal, the vast majority of physicians would not recommend e-cigarettes to help their patients quit smoking, even after learning that FDA-approved solutions did not work for them. In an effort to explore American physicians' experiences discussing electronic...

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Study on the Formation of Benzene in E-Cigarettes Finds More of It in Ambient Air

The authors of a new study on the formation of benzene in electronic cigarettes struggle to suggest that levels of the known carcinogen detected during their research can be considered dangerous, when in reality they are much lower than the benzene found in tobacco smoke and even ambient air. Let me just start by saying that if you want to know how misinformation about e-cigarettes...

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Mysterious Study Claims Vaping May Cause Severe Strokes, Is Worse Than Smoking

A recent study presented at the American Heart Association's International Stroke Conference in Houston, last month, suggests that e-cigarette users are at an even greater risk of stroke that cigarette smokers. According to a press release published by the American Heart Association "Mice exposed to e-cigarette vapor for 10 days or 30 days had worse stroke outcome and neurological deficits, than...

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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...