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

The Best Way to Quit Smoking Isn’t E-Cigs

According to tht U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, if you want to quit smoking, you’re better off with drug-based methods or behavior modification programs – not e-cigarettes. There isn’t enough evidence to support claims that e-cigs, which have been touted as the latest way to wean people off tobacco, can actually help … Continue reading

E-Cigarettes – Gateway to Substance Abuse

Nicotine, in any form, can prime the brain for harder drugs A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that e-cigarettes serve as a “gateway drug” that may lead users to harder drugs such as cocaine. Researchers Denise Kandel and Eric Kandel found that nicotine enhances the … Continue reading

In Children’s Hands, E-Cigarettes Can Be Deadly

Blu E-Cigarette

Poison centers are experiencing a spike in calls concerning children exposed to liquid nicotine.  New findings are just the latest in increasing skepticism over e-cigarettes’ safety E-cigarettes have been criticized for targeting children, since many brands come in bright colors, and candy and fruit flavors. While some worry about tempting … Continue reading

Mental Health Disorders & E-Cigarettes

"Blu" e-cigarette (electronical cigarette)

Written by Dan Kedmey – TIME See original article here A new study finds elevated rates of depression, anxiety and other mental disorders among users of e-cigarettes A new study has found that people suffering from depression, anxiety and other mental disorders are more than twice as likely to spark up an … Continue reading

Children Get Sick Working Tobacco Farms

Tobacco farm - Warfield, VA

Written by Charlie Campbell – TIME See original article here A new Human Rights Watch report finds that child laborers, some as young as 7 years old, who work on tobacco farms in North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, “get so sick that they throw up, get covered by pesticides and have … 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

Study: E-Cigarettes Do Not Help People Quit Smoking

Written by Alexandra Sifferlin – TIME See original article here Public health experts continue to debate whether e-cigarettes are a better option than smoking tobacco, or just an alternative way for smokers to inhale nicotine A new, but relatively small, study suggests that e-cigarettes do not help smokers quit or reduce … Continue reading