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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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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.
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Research shows smoking or vaping can make coronavirus illnesses worse.
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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.
In terms of health harms, the risks of ‘heat not burn’ products are likely to sit somewhere between e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes.
Bad science is clouding the issue.
A prominent paper on vaping and heart disease has been retracted.
The number of users is likely to grow and there are health risks, so now is the time to act.
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.
More evidence that vaping may be harmful to your health.
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.
Vaping has been linked to more than 40 deaths and 2,000 illnesses in the U.S.
Vaping continues to be in the news, with the CDC recently linking vitamin E acetate to the deaths and illnesses caused by vaping. But just what is vaping? And is it different from e-cigarettes?
A vitamin E acetate sample during a tour of the Medical Marijuana Laboratory of Organic and Analytical Chemistry at the Wadsworth Center in Albany, New York on Nov. 4, 2019.
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A form of vitamin E could be behind recent vaping illnesses and death, as the vitamin was not meant to go into the lungs. Lax oversight of products and supplements only worsens the situation.