Smoking Daily E-Cigarettes Doubles Risk of Heart Attacks

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It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted anything to WTP here but I ran across this article today and I had to share: New research has revealed that e-cigarettes may be more dangerous than previously thought. To the point that it suggests daily use may DOUBLE the risk of … 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

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

E-Cigarettes DON’T Help Smokers Quit In The Long-Term

E-Cigarettes DON'T Help Smokers Quit In The Long-Term

In news that will not shock anyone who’s actually paying attention to the issue, a new study has recently been released concluding that e-cigarettes are not effective at helping people quit smoking in the long run. The study goes on to say: “After a month of switching from tobacco to … 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