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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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Survey Shows That FDA Regulations Will Push E-Cigarette Users to Black Market

The recently enforced FDA regulations of electronic cigarette currently state that all products launched after the grandfather date of February 15, 2007, must be approved by the agency within the next three years if they are to remain on the market. Since virtually none of the independent companies producing advanced devices can afford the cost of the approval process, what's going to happen when our time finally runs out and we're left with only obsolete cigalikes to choose...

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Electronic Cigarettes Are “Safer, Less Toxic” Than Tobacco Cigarettes, Cancer Institute Study Finds

According to a small study conducted by researchers at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, inhaling vapor from electronic cigarettes exposes users to considerably lower levels of carcinogens than smoking. Unlike previous studies on the toxicity of e-cigarette vapor and its potential to cause cancer, this study didn't focus on the analysis of the e-liquid and...

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