Governments around the world are banning e-cigarettes. This is very bad news for public health.
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.
Research estimates that each year some 15,000 deaths, 90,000 hospital admissions and 240,000 years of life lost are directly attributable to alcohol use.
Alcohol is classified by the World Health Organization as a Class 1 carcinogen. Our next federal government must step up with an Alcohol Act and a strategy to reduce harms from this recreational drug.
Indonesia, the world’s second-largest cigarette market, has not done anything to control vaping.
Here are some immediate actions need to be made to avoid the unprecedented youth vaping epidemic in Indonesia.
More than 20 countries have banned e-cigarettes.
The recent vaping-related deaths in the US have brought the issue into the spotlight around the world.
We've still got a lot to learn about the long term health effects of vaping. But based on what we know so far, vaping liquids containing oils, and especially cannabis/THC liquids, should be avoided.
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.
A smoking machine in the author’s lab. Smoking by a machine is not the same as smoking by a person, the author and others have found.
Vaping is under heavy scrutiny in the wake of six deaths and hundreds of illnesses. A product engineer who studies how people puff explains why the way users vape could be a clue.
A man exhales after vaping Aug. 28, 2019 in Portland, Maine.
Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo
As vaping-related illnesses increase and deaths reported, an inhalation toxicologist explains why comparing the dangers of vaping to the dangers from cigarettes doesn't make sense.
They're effective – and popular.
Use of e-cigarettes is on the rise by youth. A recent study suggests that cartoons used in advertising the products may be contributing to the increase.
E-cigarettes are unsafe for children, but some e-cig companies are using cartoons, which have been shown to appeal to youth. Should restrictions be in place, as they are for traditional cigarettes?
The evidence shows that vaping is creating a generation of nicotine-addicted youth, who start with e-cigarettes and move on to smoke tobacco products.
Vaping devices were designed as a clean way of delivering nicotine, to help people stop smoking tobacco. Now, with gummy bear flavours and celebrity endorsements, they are a serious public health problem.
A 3D image of lungs.
As organs go, lungs do not receive a lot of attention, and diseases associated with them, such as lung cancer, historically have been underfunded. Here's a look at how your amazing lungs function.
Data from provinces varies, but it generally shows Canadian cannabis users prefer to buy dry flowers (to smoke or vape their weed), want high-quality products and prefer shopping in bricks-and-mortar stores rather than online.
Government data outline what’s popular with Canadian cannabis shoppers. Among other things, they prefer smoke-able cannabis, high-quality products and in-store shopping.
New clinical trial shows vaping is an effective way to quit smoking.
E-cigarettes may help smokers quit but research is still limited.
Studies have suggested that teens’ perception of risk in these products is influenced by flavor.
E-cigarette usage among teens has surged. A tobacco control expert explains how flavors may be contributing.
Handheld scanning technology could help police crack down on e-liquids with too much nicotine.
Away with you.
Why tobacco giant isn't a credible partner for anti-cigarette smoking policy just yet, despite what they want you to think.
E-cigarettes have proved a useful tool to stop many smoking, but they may have their own health problems too.