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

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

Report: E-cigarettes Appealing To Kids

E-Cigarettes Appealing To Kids

Written by Lisa Desjardins – CNN Politics See original article here Washington (CNN) – Redeploying a major argument from the battle over traditional cigarettes, a dozen Democratic members of Congress released a report on Monday concluding that electronic cigarettes “aggressively (promote) their products by using techniques and venues that appeal to youth” and … Continue reading

Cigarettes Make Superbugs Stronger

Cigarettes Superbug

Written by Melissa Breyer – Mother Nature Network See original article here Cigarettes make superbugs stronger (and e-cigarettes aren’t much better) Both cigarette smoke and e-cigarette vapor increase the virulence of potentially life-threatening bacteria while also decreasing the body’s ability to fight them, new study finds. If superbugs could talk, they’d … Continue reading

E-Cigarette Poisonings Skyrocket, Mostly in Kids

E-Cigarette Poisonings Skyrocket

Written by Jonel Aleccia – NBC News See original article here Calls to U.S. poison control centers about people sickened by e-cigarettes containing liquid nicotine have soared in the past four years, climbing from just one a month in 2010 to at least 215 per month this year, federal health officials said … Continue reading

Teens Who Try E-Cigarettes Are More Likely To Try Tobacco

Teens Who Try E-Cigs Try Tobacco

Written by Patti Neighmond – NPR See original article here While electronic cigarettes may be marketed as alternatives that will keep teenagers away from tobacco, a study suggests that may not be the case. Trying e-cigarettes increased the odds that a teenager would also try tobacco cigarettes and become regular smokers, … Continue reading