The number of teens smoking electronic cigarettes has skyrocketed so much since 2011 that it is now the most common tobacco product used among them, according to an analysis of data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Just as troubling, overall tobacco use among middle and high school students Continue Reading →
Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health tested 51 types of flavored e-cigarettes and refill liquids that they considered appealing to young users. Diacetyl, a flavoring chemical linked to cases of severe respiratory disease, was found in more than 75% of flavored electronic cigarettes and refill liquids. ViaContinue Reading →
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center analyzed data from a national sample of nearly 700 nonsmokers who were between ages 16 and 26 in 2012, and again in 2013. Only 16 of the participants used Continue Reading →
Research commissioned by the Japanese Ministry of Health found that e-cigarettes contain 10 times the level of cancer-causing carcinogens than regular cigarettes. Researchers also learned that e-cigarettes can fuel potentially life-threatening drug-resistant pathogens. Via Raw For Beauty. Posted December 20, 2014.
According to David H. Peyton, PhD, of Portland State University in Oregon, and colleagues, more than 2% of solvent molecules in aerosol samples produced by “vaping” e-cigarettes degraded into formaldehyde. While it’s not nearly as noxious as tobacco smoke, it’s not far-fetched to speculate that long-term e-cigarette use might pose Continue Reading →
The American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society for Clinical Oncology have urged the Food and Drug Administration to regulate e-cigarettes in the same manner as combustible cigarettes due to insufficient evidence on benefits and harms of e-cigarettes. Via Los Angeles Times. Posted January 12, Continue Reading →