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E-cigarettes

January 15, 2020

The perception that e-cigarettes, known as vapes or twisp, are safer than traditional cigarettes is false.

This is according to Dr Catherine Egbe, a specialist scientist at the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit of the Medical Research Council of South Africa.

“Researchers, along with the National Council Against Smoking, have been urging South Africans not to view e-cigarettes as safe, as they introduce new risks to...

January 7, 2020

A 92% tax on e-cigarettes went into effect in Vermont Monday as part of an effort to curb youth vaping in the Green Mountain State. State Rep. George Till, who sponsored the tax increase bill, said the measure will help keep tobacco products out of the hands of kids, who are most affected by price hikes."We know the group that is most sensitive to price is teenager," he told CBS MoneyWatch. "And we know that these companies ar...

January 2, 2020

An Upper Peninsula nonprofit organization is supporting a program that educates young people in the Hannahville Indian Community about the dangers of e-cigarettes.

The Marquette-based Superior Health Foundation awarded an $11,518 grant to the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan for the Anishinaabe E-cigarette and JUUL Health Education Project.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the use of e-cigarettes is unsafe for...

January 1, 2020

The rampant use of e-cigarettes in the US is raising concerns about nicotine poisoning and mental health issues among young vapers

Sharon Levy, director of the adolescent substance use and addiction programme at the children’s hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, is quick to recall the first time a teenager with vaping-induced nicotine poisoning arrived at her clinic.

“This was about a year and a half ago,” she says. “I remember s...

December 30, 2019

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Canadian researchers report a new twist on the spate of deaths and lung damage from vaping in the United States.

A 17-year-old boy may well be the first case of a novel type of lung injury from vaping. The condition is similar to "popcorn lung," which is seen in workers exposed to the chemical flavoring diacetyl, an ingredient used to produce microwave popcorn, research...

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