Electronic Cigarette Use Among Working Adults

New York Times E-Cig

Vaping. E-cigs. They’ve been been promoted as a smoking cessation aid however, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has concluded that current evidence is insufficient to recommend them for tobacco cessation among adults. Additionally, e-cigarettes are NOT an FDA-approved cessation aid. This report shows that in 2014, an estimated 5.5 million … Continue reading

Vaping Teens More Likely to Move on to Cigarettes

Smoking Damages Your Gums and Teeth

A study published recently suggests that teenagers who use e-cigarettes are FAR more likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes than those who don’t try “vaping.” The study also says older teens who try e-cigs have six times the odds of trying regular cigarettes within two years than those who never used the devices. … Continue reading

E-lectronic cigarettes will now be regulated much like tobacco cigarettes

Federal Ruling on Vaping

In a huge ruling today it was announced that electronic cigarettes and premium cigars will now be regulated the same way as tobacco cigarettes and regular cigars. Premium, hand-rolled cigars will also be included in the new regulation which also prohibits the sale of “covered tobacco products” to individuals under the age of … Continue reading

E-cigs Exploding In Vapers’ Mouths

E-Cigarettes Vapers Nam Y. Huh - AP

Daniel Pickett (24) was driving when the e-cig he was holding made a funny noise. According to his attorney, “He noticed a static-y sound. Literally, half a second later, it vented, or exploded. It just really tore the heck out of his hand and arm.” Burn and trauma experts at Harborview … Continue reading

Advertising Works – Our Children Prove It

I’ll take “Stuff we all know” for $1,000 Alex. Advertising affects what we want. Otherwise why would companies spend billions of dollars on it? According to new research, advertisements for bubble gum and other flavored e-cigarettes are attracting children to try vaping. The research conducted by the University of Cambridge … Continue reading

Tobacco Industry Using Movies As ‘Last Frontier’

Tobacco Cigarette

Big Tobacco has turned to using films and the entertainment sector as a “last frontier” to push their products. To those of us who are in the tobacco cessation arena this comes as no surprise. The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on governments to rate movies and TV shows that have … Continue reading

Nicotine Vaccine To Help Smokers Quit?

Nicotine Vaccine

Would you get a vaccine if it would make you immune to nicotine addiction? That may be a possibility in the future. Scientist at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have designed a new nicotine vaccine which they believe could help smokers and possibly drug addicts quit their addictions. Kim Janda from TSRI … Continue reading

MHRA Approves First E-Cig For Clinical Use

Girl Using E-Cig

I’m not quite sure what to make of this so I wanted to pass it along to possibly get some discussion going either here on the site in the comments or on social media. Even the strongest vape supporters would (hopefully) agree that the long-term effects of vaping won’t be known … Continue reading

Smoking Leads To Y Chromosome Loss & Cancer

Science Alert

A study has found that men who smoke tobacco are over three times more likely than non-smokers to experience Y chromosome loss. This loss of Y chromosomes has been previously linked to increase risks of cancer. Additionally, this research may explain why smoking is deadlier for men than women. A … Continue reading

Profit Margins On Tobacco Products

Smokeless & Cigarette Profit Margins

If you’ve ever tried to do research on Big Tobacco you’ll learn rather quickly that finding reliable and recent information is pretty difficult. This particular chart is pretty old (2013) but I ran across it today and wanted to share it. This chart from Morgan Stanley shows which packaged consumer goods enjoy … Continue reading