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Toxins Produced By E-Cigarettes Vary By Flavor

The flavor of an e-cigarette may affect more than a consumer’s taste buds, according to Penn State researchers By Katie Bohn | April 9th, 2018 who say the chemicals that make up different flavors also produce different levels of free radicals, toxins often associated with cancer and other diseases. The researchers analyzed popular e-cigarette flavors and the number of free radicals they produced and found that many of the chemicals used to flavor e-cigarettes increased the production of free radicals, while a few actually lowered it. John Richie, professor of public health sciences and pharmacology, Penn State College of Medicine, […]

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New Study Supports Need For Random Clinical Trials

An analysis of data from a previous study of more than 1,350 smokers intending to quit after a hospitalization- By Sue McGreevey | March 26th, 2018 found that those who reported using electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) during the study period were less likely to have successfully quit smoking six months after entering the study. The authors caution, however, that because of the study’s design, it cannot support the conclusion that e-cigarettes are not useful smoking cessation aids and stress the need to further investigate that question. “Study participants who used e-cigarettes generally used them infrequently and not every day, a pattern […]

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New Study: Vaping Increases Pneumonia Risk

A new study suggests that e-cigarettes could make users more vulnerable to infections such as pneumonia By Rich Haridy | February 7th, 2018 A new study investigating the effects of vapor from e-cigarettes is suggesting that long-term “vaping” could make people more susceptible to bacterial lung infections including pneumonia. Last month the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published a comprehensive report examining the health effects of e-cigarettes. While the study conclusively suggested that e-cigarettes certainly expose users to lower levels of toxic substances than conventional cigarettes, it also found that e-cigarettes are potentially acting as a gateway to conventional smoking […]

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Minors Strongly Appeal Vaping Ban In St. Louis

A year after St. Louis and St. Louis County passed legislation to raise the age of purchasing tobacco products to 21, teenagers are still possessing these products at a high rate. By Chad Davis | January 2nd, 2018 A 2016 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows that while the number of teenage tobacco users has declined, the number of teenagers who use electronic cigarettes is greater than those who use conventional cigarettes. In 2016, among current tobacco product users, 47.2% of high school students and 42.4% of middle school students […]

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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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