People Are Suing Over Exploding E-Cigarettes

E-Cigarettes Vapers Nam Y. Huh - AP

Some people see vaping as a safe (or safer) alternative to traditional cigarettes. As of this writing I think I’d probably share that opinion but I reserve the right to change my opinion based on future studies and findings. I’m not here to debate that (today). I ran across this … Continue reading

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

2015 – The Best of WhackThePack

2015 Happy New Year

I wrote a piece for the KillTheCan.org Blog that looked back at the best posts for 2015. I’ve been asked to do a similar story here on WhackThePack.com so here it is! Is there something you want us to cover later this year? Leave a comment or submit a story and we’ll do … Continue reading

Are E-Cigarettes Becoming Cool?

Social Acceptance of E-Cigarettes

Social acceptance of e-cigarettes is on the rise, and that may be a problem There’s a growing concern that smoking, and more specifically smoking e-cigarettes, is “cool” again. According to a study published online in Pediatrics, the generally “favorable social perceptions” of electronic cigarettes may “contribute to the re-normalization of tobacco products … Continue reading

Cleveland Bans Tobacco, E-Cigarette Sales To People Under 21

Cleveland Tobacco Ban

Cleveland City Council passed legislation on Monday (December 7th, 2015) banning the sale or distribution of cigarettes, tobacco or other smoking products, including electronic cigarettes, to young adults. The hope is that increasing the minimum sales age from 18 would disrupt the supply to adolescents and teens. The Council also passed a … Continue reading

No Proof That E-Cigarettes Help People Quit

No Proof E-Cigs Work

According to a new report from USPSTF (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force), “The current evidence is insufficient to recommend electronic nicotine delivery systems for tobacco cessation in adults, including pregnant women.” The task force says that the studies done on e-cigs and smoking cessation have found that the devices are of … Continue reading