More than one-third of teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 have tried vaping.
How providing information on the health risks of vaping through expert advice and personal testimonies can help steer students away from using e-cigarettes.
It might be tempting to fly off the handle and deliver a lecture on the dangers of vaping. But here’s what might actually work.
It’s estimated that tobacco use kills half of it’s consumers.
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South Africa was once a leader in tobacco use control but has since fallen behind, and smoking prevalence has steadily increased.
A 2021 survey revealed that more than 2 million youths in the U.S. were using e-cigarettes.
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The nearly half-billion-dollar settlement orders Juul to tamp down its targeting of the teen market.
In some countries, cigarettes are prominently displayed at children’s eye level.
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In places around the world that lack restrictions to combat the problem, tobacco companies are using marketing strategies aimed at children, like displaying tobacco products at kids’ eye level.
A 95% reduction in the nicotine content of cigars and cigarettes would make these tobacco products largely nonaddictive.
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The proposed standard would lower the nicotine content in cigarettes and cigars by 95% – a public health proposal that could prevent millions from becoming smokers in the first place.
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.
Because of their social nature and the fact that they share 70 per cent of their DNA with humans, zebrafish make ideal test subjects.
Growing interest in psychedelics has spurred new research decades after hallucinogenics were tested in Saskatchewan in the 1950s. And an unassuming common fish is proving a useful test subject.
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Is heated tobacco a lower-risk alternative to cigarettes?
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.
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.
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.
Our oral microbiome is the second most diverse and equally important microbiota in the body.
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Eight million people die from smoking each year. Let’s not stockpile the therapy that can help them quit.
Millions of U.S. high school students have used e-cigarettes.
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Current legislation focuses on the flavor of e-cigarettes. But the latest research shows the attraction isn’t about taste.
A study from France concluded smoking might protect against coronavirus. But particularly now, in the midst of a pandemic, it’s critical we don’t take headlines at face value.
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.
Bad science is clouding the issue.
A prominent paper on vaping and heart disease has been retracted.
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.
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.