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

1 In 5 Teens Smoke Hookah – Half Think It’s Healthful

Hookah Smoke

According to a study published in Pediatrics, one in five high school seniors in the United States has smoked hookah. What’s more alarming is that according to another study from Nursing Research, the majority of teens who smoke hookah are under the (false) impression that it’s a safe hobby. Mary Rezk-Hanna, … 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

5 Sketchy Things We Still Don’t Know About E-Cigarettes

5 Sketchy Things About E-Cigarettes

Written by Alexandra Sifferlin (@acsifferlin) – TIME / TIME Health See original article here The FDA has cracked down on e-cigs by asserting its regulatory power and proposing a ban on sales to minors On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) flexed its regulatory muscles and extended its authority … Continue reading

FDA Proposes First Regulations For E-Cigarettes

FDA Regulations For E-Cigarettes

Written by Michael Felberbaum – AP Tobacco Writer See original article here WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. While the proposal … 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