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New Study Finds Drug Use Down Among Teens- Vaping Up

Drinking, smoking and drug abuse are on the decline among American teenagers, in some cases falling to the lowest levels seen in decades, according to the latest results from an annual nationwide survey. By Karen Kaplan | December 13th, 2017 About 1 in 3 middle and high school students surveyed in 2017 said they had used some kind of illicit drug sometime in their life. Two decades ago, that figure was 43%. Likewise, 17% of students surveyed in 2017 said they smoked cigarettes at least once, and 26% said they had been drunk. In the 1990s, those figures reached highs […]

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Aerosol Study Shows E-Cigs Less Harmful Than Smoking

Anyone wondering if they should ditch smoking, head to a vape shop, and take up vaping instead can gain a lot of insight from a new study. By Andy Beal | November 7th, 2017 It says e-cigarettes are many thousands of times healthier for people than smoking tobacco. The study, which will be published in the Journal of Aerosol Science in January, examined the lung cancer risk for people who are active vapers and those in their immediate vicinity. It looked at the particles in vapor given off by e-cig devices to determine how they compared to smoke from burning tobacco and […]

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Local Vaping Bans Undermining Public Health, Permits Smoking

Localities across the country are attempting to curtail access to electronic cigarettes in the name of protecting public health, but experts are warning such policies undermine gains made in reducing the smoking rate. Steve Birr | October 19th, 2017 The R Street Institute, a free-market think tank based in Washington, D.C., argues in a report published Monday that policies restricting vaping will result in less smokers ditching the habit for alternative, and safer, technologies. While researchers argue legislation aimed at cutting down on the use of combustible cigarettes is admirable, they caution against policies that falsely conflate nicotine-based devices with tobacco products. […]

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Study: Researchers Finds Vaping Could Be A Lifesaver

Researchers say it could save millions of lives, but only if cigarette smokers make the switch. By Amy Martyn – ConsumerAffairs.com | October 4th, 2017 Trading in cigarettes for vaping could spare as many as 6.6 million American smokers from early death, according to researchers from the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. But whether vaping actually helps people quit their cigarette addictions is a controversial question that the Georgetown researchers do not address in that figure. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that cigarettes (including exposure to secondhand smoke) kill 480,000 Americans each year. The Georgetown study claims that, optimistically, switching to e-cigarettes could add as many […]

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E-Cigs: Why The Huge Boom In The Smoking Alternative?

With over 1300 registered e-cig stores in the UK, 59 of which are in Manchester, it is no secret that the vape business and community has surged in recent years. By Kieran Isgin | October 2nd, 2017 For those not in the know, electronic cigarettes (commonly referred to as e-cigarettes or e-cigs) are a form of tobacco product in which a person puts liquid containing nicotine into an electronically powered vaporizer that turns the liquid into a vapor for the person to inhale and get the nicotine into their system. A popular e-cig store in Manchester is Vape Lounge on […]

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