The health risks of e-cigarettes outweigh any benefits, a comprehensive review of the evidence shows.
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Is heated tobacco a lower-risk alternative to cigarettes?
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Tobacco smoking results in DNA changes to a much greater magnitude than vaping
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Three tobacco-flavored cartridges and a vaping device have been approved by the FDA for sale in the US. It comes after a decadelong debate over e-cigarettes.
Most e-liquids we studied contained chemicals known to cause respiratory issues and lung damage when inhaled.
Tobacco giant Philip Morris has acquired British company Vectura, which make puffers and nebulisers that help people with lung disease to breathe.
From October 1, Australians will only be able to buy e-cigarettes containing nicotine if they have a prescription from a doctor. But there’s another evidence-based way to help more smokers quit.
Last year when the government tried to ban the import of import of e-cigarettes without a prescription, it cut corners. This time, the Office of Best Practice Regulation helped get the decision right.
Concerns about Evali may be preventing some from switching to e-cigarettes to quit smoking.
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E-cigarettes are an effective way to help people quit smoking.
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Vaping is changing how smoking is depicted on our television and cinema screens. Where once cigarettes were portrayed as glamorous, vaping is linked with stress and struggle.
Despite being widely viewed as a safer alternative to tobacco, e-cigarettes aren’t harmless, especially to adolescents. But social media is rife with glossy content that makes vaping look fun and cool.
Teens and young adults spend several hours a day looking at their phones and watching videos, many of which might contain product placements for vaping.
Product placement in music videos totals $15 million to $20 million a year and is rising. E-cigarette makers are discovering it’s a great way to lure young adults into vaping.
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Experts at Oxford University’s Centre for Evidence Based Medicine review the latest evidence on how to quit smoking.
Yet regulators remain torn.
Vaping increases the number of receptors that allow coronavirus to invade your cells and compromises your immune system.
From 2021, it will be harder to import e-cigarettes. That protects young people, in particular, who are increasingly being lured into nicotine and tobacco addiction.
From 2021, Australians will no longer be able to buy nicotine-containing e-fluids, without both a prescription and someone licensed to import it for them, raising fears many will go back to smoking.
Bacterial changes could lead to serious diseases.
Our oral microbiome is the second most diverse and equally important microbiota in the body.
Millions of U.S. high school students have used e-cigarettes.
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Current legislation focuses on the flavor of e-cigarettes. But the latest research shows the attraction isn’t about taste.
Many young people are unaware of the health risks of e-cigarettes.
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Even as evidence of its adverse effects emerges, vaping is growing more popular among young people.