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.
New clinical trial shows vaping is an effective way to quit smoking.
Because of its size, Nigeria has the potential to boost the global anti-tobacco movement.
The National Tobacco Control Act gives the tobacco industry inside access to the decision making process.
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.
A discarded Juul on the floor of a San Francisco streetcar March 20, 2018.
E-cigarettes are hotly debated because of the uncertainty of whether they are a gateway to cigarette smoking for teens, or an aid to smoking cessation. One thing is clear: They are not biodegradable.
E-cigarettes have proved a useful tool to stop many smoking, but they may have their own health problems too.
Young people may be vaping during school, a study of Twitter posts suggests.
A new e-cigarette called Juul may be gaining popularity among youth. A new study used a novel approach to see if kids are vaping in school.
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.
South Africa was a leader in tobacco control but has not updated its policies adequately.
South Africa's proposed new tobacco laws will tighten the grip on how cigarettes and other tobacco products are sold, marketed and regulated in the country.
A man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago in this 2014 photo.
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
The e-cigarette industry emerged as an alternative to traditional tobacco, but now it's dominated by Big Tobacco. That's why transnational regulations are needed for the industry.