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Study: Electronic cigarettes more carcinogenic than regular cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes may appear to be safer than regular cigarettes, but the vapors emitted from e-cigarettes may be even more carcinogenic than tobacco products, according to a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers with Portland State University tested the vapors from e-cigarettes and found that the liquid aerosol released formaldehyde, a carcinogen used in embalming fluid, cigarettes and disinfectants. The amount of formaldehyde in e-cigarette vapors, however, is even higher than most tobacco-containing cigarettes, researchers claim, giving long-term vaping enthusiasts a lifetime cancer risk 15 times greater than lifetime smokers of regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes have boomed ... Read More

Infant dies after accidentally ingesting liquid nicotine

An infant who accidentally ingested liquid nicotine commonly used in e-cigarettes has died, and the American Association of Poison Control Centers is sounding an alarm warning that just one teaspoon of liquid nicotine could be lethal to a child, and even small amounts could result in severe illness requiring emergency treatment. Authorities did not know if the liquid nicotine the baby ingested was from e-cigarettes, adding that the incident, which occurred in upstate New York, appeared to be an accident and no foul play was expected. As e-cigarettes have grown in popularity in the United States, however, so have the ... Read More

Dramatic increase in poison center calls regarding e-cigarettes encourages stronger government oversight

The number of calls to poison centers regarding e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine has increased dramatically in recent years from just one a month in 2010 to 215 a month so far in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). E-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes, are battery-operated devices designed to simulate cigarette smoking. Users suck on the device, which activate a heating element inside that vaporizes a liquid solution that users inhale. The liquids come in a variety of flavors, most of which contain nicotine. The devices have increased in popularity in recent years, particularly because they are ... Read More

Exploding electronic cigarette severely injures Florida man

NICEVILLE, FL – A Florida man who quit smoking two years ago and turned to electronic cigarettes to ease his tobacco cravings has been admitted to a burn center after the e-cigarette exploded in his mouth. Tom Holloway, 57, had all of his teeth knocked out in the explosion, according to an ABC News report. He also lost part of his tongue. A fire chief who responded to the emergency told ABC that he “never heard of or seen anything like this before,” and that Mr. Holloway’s injuries looked as if he had put a “bottle rocket in his mouth.” ... Read More

FDA favors Chantix over Vaping. Why?

Chantix made an appearance in last week’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) when one contributor wrote that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acknowledged receiving nearly 100 reports of suicide and nearly 200 reports of attempted suicide likely linked to the use of Chantix. Additionally, the FDA also said it is compiling reports of Chantix patients being involved in traffic accidents. The JAMA article prompted doctor and authority on smoking, Michael Siegel, to question why the FDA allows Chantix to remain on the market, especially in light of the agency’s threats to remove all vaping ... Read More

E-cigarettes found to contain carcinogens, toxic chemicals

Battery operated cigarette devices marketed toward and sold to young people have been found to contain carcinogens and toxic chemicals such as diethyele glycol, an ingredient used in antifreeze that could be harmful to humans, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA issue a warning this week to pediatric health care professionals and consumers about the electronic cigarettes, also known as “e-cigarettes,” following a laboratory analysis on a sample of the e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes generally contain cartridges filled with nicotine and other chemicals that are converted into a vapor that is inhaled by the user. The FDA’s analysis detected ... Read More