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.
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.
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Eight million people die from smoking each year. Let’s not stockpile the therapy that can help them quit.
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.
A study from France concluded smoking might protect against coronavirus. But particularly now, in the midst of a pandemic, it’s critical we don’t take headlines at face value.
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.
Bad science is clouding the issue.
A prominent paper on vaping and heart disease has been retracted.
A vape shop in New York City shows a line of flavorings on Jan. 2, 2020.
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The FDA has banned flavored e-cigarettes that appeal to kids. But new research shows that the danger of flavors could go beyond their appeal to kids. The flavorings themselves could cause damage.
There is little evidence that vaping is an effective way to quit smoking or reduce health risks.
As new vaping-related lung diseases continue to be identified, jurisdictions around the world might want to take a look at new vaping regulations in British Columbia, Canada.
Health authorities in the United States are investigating what exactly has caused the recent outbreak of vaping-related illness.
Defining what this disease is and who has it has helped those investigating the outbreak understand what caused it.
Lung MRI of an ex-smoker of cannabis and tobacco, showing poor lung function and truncated airway tree. In vaping patients, oily substances have also been found inside their lung tissue and airways.
Vaping devices cause deadly lung toxicity. Their marketing to children must be banned.
They're effective – and popular.
A recent Cochrane review came to a surprising conclusion.
Smokeless tobacco products cause death and disability yet they are barely controlled in many countries.
New clinical trial shows vaping is an effective way to quit smoking.
A woman exhaling after taking a hit from a Juul.
Some experts believe that e-cigarettes can help people stop smoking cigarettes. But do they lead others, especially teens, to start? The question intensifies as teens take up Juul.
Hard to stub out.
Despite talk of a smoke-free world, Big Tobacco is up to its same old tricks.
If smoking is so joyous, why doesn’t it look it…
Many fork out considerable money in pharmaceuticals along the way in the attempt to shake their smoking.
E-cigarettes are at least 95% less dangerous than tobacco cigarettes.
Experts are petitioning the TGA to remove nicotine from the Poisons Standard so e-cigarettes can legally be used to quit smoking.