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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. Hans Pennink/AP Photo

Vitamin E and vaping injuries: What’s safe in your diet is rarely safe in your lungs

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.
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. Diego Cervo/Shutterstock.com

E-cig companies use cartoon characters as logos, and new study shows it works

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?
A discarded Juul on the floor of a San Francisco streetcar March 20, 2018. Julia McQuoid

E-cigarettes and a new threat: How to dispose of them

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.

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