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Study Shows Hotter E-Cigarette Means Higher Levels of Carcinogens

According to a new study, the hotter the e-cigarette is, the higher levels of harmful carcinogens you’re inhaling. All e-cigarettes are made of three parts:  a battery, an atomizer (heating element), and the tank that holds the liquid. A small coil sits on top of the atomizer that heats up. When the liquid passes through the atomizer and is heated up, it is turned into a vapor. Some more high-end designs have two coils that allow more liquid to be heated up with each puff. The benefit of having an extra coil is that a lower level of toxins are delivered. ... Read More

The FDA puts Regulations on E-Cigarettes, Hookahs and Other Types of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)

E-cigarettes, a form of Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS), are now regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has classified e-cigarettes, hookahs and other ENDS products as now subjected to regulation, like other tobacco products, regarding their manufacture, import, packaging, labeling, advertising, promotion, sale, and distribution. Manufacturers of e-cigarettes are required to immediately submit an application and obtain authorization for marketing their product. The FDA requires a listing of ingredients, as well as information about harmful and potentially harmful constituents (HPHCs). E-cigarettes and their liquids also now must have a warning statement on packaging and advertisements. The FDA was pushed toward regulation based on ... Read More

Vaping Leads To Regular Smoking For Many Teens, Study Finds

Teenagers who vape are six times more likely to take up smoking cigarettes and other conventional tobacco products, according to a new University of Southern California study. The USC researchers published their findings in the journal Pediatrics, raising a red flag about the perceived effectiveness of vaping nicotine in serving as a safer alternative to cigarette smoking. “We’re concerned that kids who experiment with [vaping] may be moving on to other types of tobacco products, like combustible cigarettes, which are arguably a lot more dangerous,” said researcher and lead author Jessica Barrington-Trimis. The study looked at about 300 Southern California high ... Read More

E-Cigarette usage among students is a serious concern, according to the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released last week the results of a National Youth Risk Behavior Survey taken in 2015. More than 15,000 students participated in the survey. The information regarding the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, among students was shocking. Cigarette usage has decreased from 28 percent in the early 90s to only 11 percent in 2015. But according to the survey, 24 percent of high school students reported vaping in the last 30 days. CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. believes that any form of tobacco use is not good for young people. “It’s troubling to see ... Read More

FDA launches online tool to report problems with E-Cigarettes, Vape Products, Hookah, Cigarettes or Tobacco

For anyone that has experienced an issue with e-cigarettes, regular cigarettes or cigars, hookahs and smokeless products, there is a new way to report the problem to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – by using a handy online tool. A first indication that a tobacco/nicotine product is defective is if it has a strange taste or smell. Any changes in health or breathing may indicate an unexpected health problem. These are all things that the FDA encourages anyone to report using The Department of Health and Human Services online safety reporting portal. Recent tests have suggested that vaping products contain diacetyl and 2,3 pentanedione (a ... Read More

Potentially lung-damaging Chemicals Found in E-Cigarette Liquids

There are more than 7,000 kinds of flavored e-cigarette liquids available for purchase. These products, which are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are popular and flying off the shelves. However, a recent study found more than 75 percent of the flavored e-cigarettes and refill liquids tested positive for diacetyl, a flavoring chemical that is linked to obliterative bronchiolitis, a serious lung disease where the smallest airways of the lungs become scarred and restricted. It can only be cured by lung transplant. When researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found the flavoring chemical in the e-cigarette liquids, they ... Read More

Diacetyl Commonly Found in E-Cigarettes: Is It Toxic?

At a public workshop event put on by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March of 2015 regarding electronic cigarettes and the public health, diacetyl was the center for discussion for its use in e-cigarettes, and its potential toxicity to the lungs when inhaled. Diacetyl and 2,3 pentanedione (a diacetyl substitute) are chemicals that produce a buttery or creamy flavoring. It is found in microwave popcorn, flavored coffee, ready-to-mix desserts, oil sprays, and many more processed products. It is also a common chemical used in flavorings of e-cigarettes. The potential danger of diacetyl is alarming:  when inhaled, the person ... Read More

Exploding E-Cigarettes Leave Horrific Burn Injuries

Hospitals in Seattle, as in other hospitals nationwide, have seen an alarming rise in the number of people arriving at the ER with serious burn injuries caused by exploding e-cigarettes, The Seattle Times reported. According to the report, Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center has treated four patients who sustained serious burn injuries from exploding e-cigarettes just since October. Three out of four of those involved gruesome injuries to the head and face. The other involved a hand injury so severe that the patient, a 24-year old Central Washington resident, may not regain control of his right hand. A lawyer for the ... Read More

Vaping Ads Effectively Introducing Minors to Nicotine, CDC Warns

Manufacturers of vaping products are effectively targeting U.S. middle and high school students, according to a new report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which says that 70 percent of American students regularly see ads for vapes such as JUUL in stores, online, in newspapers, and in magazines. “The same advertising tactics the tobacco industry used years ago to get kids addicted to nicotine are now being used to entice a new generation of young people to [vape nicotine],” said CDC Director Tom Frieden in the report Vital Signs. “I hope all can agree that kids should ... Read More

California calls for stronger oversight of e-cigarettes

The California Department of Public Health is calling for stronger regulations on electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, arguing “vaping” is an important health issue that threatens the state’s more than two decades of progress to prevent and reduce traditional tobacco use by re-normalizing smoking behavior. E-cigarettes emit cancer-causing chemicals and get users hooked on nicotine, the health department claims in a newly released report. Health officials say that more research is needed to determine the immediate and long-term risks with e-cigarettes, but the bottom line is, “They are not safe,” says California Health Officer Ron Chapman. E-cigarettes will lead new generations of ... Read More