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Vaping Heightens Risks of Catastrophic Health Problems

Vaping products are widely touted as a better alternative to smoking conventional tobacco cigarettes, but are they? According to a new study published by the American College of Cardiologists, vaping nicotine can be catastrophic to your health in much the same way smoking is. The study found that people who vape were 56 percent more likely to have a heart attack and 30 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than people who do not use vaping products. Coronary artery disease and circulatory problems, including blood clots, were also much higher among those who use vaping products —10 percent and ... Read More

Family Blames Apple for Deadly iPad Fire

The family of a New Jersey man who died from severe burns in a fire allegedly caused by an iPad is suing Apple, alleging the device was “unreasonably dangerous and unsafe” due to defects in its design or manufacture or both. Bradley Ireland, 64, of Parsippany, New Jersey, was severely burned on Feb. 22, 2017, when the lithium-ion battery pack in his Apple iPad exploded in the kitchen of his apartment, triggering a fire that ultimately led to his severe burn injuries and his death later the same day. In their lawsuit, Mr. Ireland’s daughter Julia Ireland Meo and son ... Read More

E-cigarettes can contain toxic ingredients that are especially harmful to teens

More and more teenagers are using e-cigarettes, and many of their parents assume they are less dangerous than traditional cigarettes so they don’t need to worry. But they are sorely wrong, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health warned. To help parents better understand what vaping is and the harm it poses, state health officials have launched a statewide campaign, “The New Look of Nicotine Addiction,” to arm parents with information they can use to talk to their kids about e-cigarettes. Contrary to what most people believe, these products – also known as e-cigs, e-hookahs, mods, vape pens, vapes, tank systems, JUULs and ... Read More

Explosions Make E-Cigarettes Too Risky For Many Insurers

Are e-cigarettes and other products in the bustling e-cigarette market too risky for insurance carriers? A recent report by Insurance Business America suggests so. When e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery devices emerged in the U.S. in 2007, insurance carriers eagerly embraced the new industry for its growth potential and promising revenue source. But as e-cigarettes exploded, causing serious burn injuries and other harm to consumers, “the great fire of interest quickly whittled down to a few smoldering embers,” Insurance Business America reported. Although other factors have played a role, the risk of e-cigarette explosions and serious physical injuries seem ... Read More

Lithium-Ion Batteries Caused 191 Aviation Emergencies Since 1991

Lithium-ion batteries are blamed for at least 191 incidents of explosion, fire, and smoke in airports and aircraft since March 20, 1991, according to a new report from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). According to the FAA report, the incidents involved lithium-ion batteries carried in passenger bags or transported as cargo and used to power a multitude of devices including e-cigarettes, laptop computers, cameras, flashlights, and cell phones, among others. Incidents of lithium-ion batteries overheating, exploding, bursting into flames, and smoking have prompted emergency landings and airport evacuations on multiple occasions, the FAA report shows. The incidents, which can snowball ... Read More

Louisville Health officials call for ban on vaping in public areas

Louisville, Kentucky, health officials are calling for a ban on vaping in public areas, saying e-cigarettes are a threat to “clean air standards.” The American Heart Association and American Lung Association have been fighting for months to tighten up vaping restrictions. The health officials agree that placing a ban on the use of e-cigarettes as well as hookah products in public space “will act to protect Louisville Metro’s clean air standards, protect against secondhand exposure to harmful chemicals, and improve enforcement efforts.” “Support is mounting to restrict the use of electronic cigarettes and hookah in indoor public settings in the best interest of the public’s ... Read More

E-Cigarette Vapor Can Alter DNA in Mouth Cells, Research Says

Researchers have found a high likelihood that the vapor from e-cigarettes changes the DNA in mouth cells. Irfan Rahman, a biochemist at University of Rochester in New York, is well-versed in conducting studies regarding the potential harm caused by pollutants, including e-cigarettes. Rahman told Science News in a statement last year that many teens and young adults admitted to dry and scratchy throats when vaping. For some, vaping caused coughing and mouth bleeds. “We’ve got to start looking into these things,” said Rahman, “and see what’s going on.” E-cigarettes are devices made up of a battery, an internal heating coil, and a liquid ... Read More

New Jersey Considering Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes

New Jersey is considering a ban on flavored e-cigarettes to help prevent the targeting of youth. Last Monday, an Assembly committee advanced the ban, as well as approving a bill that prevents coupons and promotional offers from being used to purchase tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) devices and/or products. Assemblyman Herb Conway Jr., a physician, advised that purpose of the ban is to keep the flavored e-cigarettes, such as Gummy Bear and Tutti Fruitty, from attracting youth, which has potential of starting a nicotine habit through ENDS products. Although New Jersey law does not prohibit the sale or distribution ... Read More

Study: Vaping Linked to increased Risk of Heart Disease

A research team at UCLA recently found that vaping may increase the risk of heart disease. In the study, which was published in the Feb. 1 issue of online journal JAMA Cardiology, researchers discovered that two risk factors for heart disease were present in 16 e-cigarette users, compared to the absence of the risk factors in 18 nonsmokers. Cardiologist Holly Middlekauff, a coauthor of the study, said “the pattern was spot-on” for what has been found in heart attack victims as well as heart disease patients and diabetics. The participants of the study who used e-cigarettes displayed a heartbeat pattern that is associated with epinephrine, ... Read More

E-Cigarette Use Tied to Heavy and Frequent Tobacco Use Among Teens

New research indicates that teens who regularly use e-cigarettes are more likely to become heavy and frequent smokers of traditional cigarettes. Students at 10 Los Angeles County public schools were surveyed, and the results were surprising. The survey found that teens who regularly vape are more than twice as likely to pick up smoking traditional cigarettes on a weekly basis. The findings also showed double likelihood that the teens would smoke more cigarettes on days when they do smoke as a result of vaping. “The more you vape, the more likely in the future you’re going to be smoking (cigarettes). You’re going to ... Read More