Legislation now entering parliament aims to make Aotearoa New Zealand smokefree by 2025. Forecast effects show huge potential health gains, especially for Māori.
It is illegal for people under 21 to smoke e-cigarettes like Juuls, but adult use has come under scrutiny, too.
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E-cigarettes are facing calls for complete bans on their sale. A tobacco addiction researcher explores the balance between vaping’s harm to teens and potential use as a tool for quitting smoking.
E-cigarettes and vape products are illegally imported into Australia. Some claim not to contain nicotine, but do.
If the crisis worsens, more people will ask, how did this happen? The answer will be simple: governments made good laws, but they did not enforce them.
Menthol cigarettes were responsible for an estimated 377,000 premature deaths in the U.S. during the past 40 years.
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As the comment period begins for the FDA’s proposed ban, public health experts explain the stakes.
Traditionally marketed to women, banning menthol tobacco flavouring would make a moderate impact on smoking harms. Australia is behind many other countries.
The health risks of e-cigarettes outweigh any benefits, a comprehensive review of the evidence shows.
Cannabis use negatively affects performance on driving-related cognitive tasks.
Cannabis use doubles the risk of a fatal or serious-injury car crash, but some people believe it’s safer than alcohol-impaired driving. Here’s what you need to know about cannabis behind the wheel.
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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.
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.
A group of young people smoke e-cigarettes in the Philippines.
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Young vapers do not know that their habit may also endanger bystanders, as the vapers may also expose them to e-cigaratte emission.
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.
Yet regulators remain torn.
Vaping increases the number of receptors that allow coronavirus to invade your cells and compromises your immune system.
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