Tagged Articles

vape 53 articles

E-Cigarettes Heighten Risk of Catastrophic Health Problems

E-cigarettes 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, using e-cigarettes to vape nicotine can be catastrophic to your health in much the same way smoking is. The study found that e-cigarette users were 56 percent more likely to have a heart attack and 30 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than people who do not vape. Coronary artery disease and circulatory problems, including blood clots, were also much higher among those who use e-cigarettes —10 percent and 44 percent ... Read More

FDA To Grill Walgreens Over ‘Disturbing’ E-Cigarette Violations

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is fuming over “disturbingly” high rates of e-cigarette and tobacco sales at Walgreens drugstores and is demanding an unusual in-person meeting the company’s corporate leaders to discuss the problem. According to the FDA, Walgreens is one of the top violators in the nation when it comes to selling e-cigarette and tobacco products to underage kids in violation of federal law. Dr. Gottlieb indicated in a March 4 statement that violators like Walgreens are responsible for the soaring rates of nicotine addiction among U.S. teens and children, which have reached epidemic proportions ... Read More

Will Gottlieb’s Resignation from FDA Jeopardize E-Cigarette Regulation?

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chief Scott Gottlieb, whose leadership has been dominated in recent months by a crusade against the e-cigarette and tobacco industries, told his staff on Tuesday that he will resign in April. The surprise announcement casts a shadow over the bold initiatives Dr. Gottlieb spearheaded to combat the opioid addiction and youth vaping epidemics, both of which gripped the nation largely because of aggressive and sometimes illegal marketing and sales efforts by manufacturers. His bold efforts to beat back youth vaping and tobacco use have rankled many industry officials and Republican lawmakers, who have criticized ... Read More

E-cigarette Battery Explosion Severely Burns NY Man

An e-cigarette battery explosion left a New York man with severe burn injuries Monday, Jan. 28, as he and a co-worker arrived at a home to begin some repair work. Jacob Dudhnath, 27, of Mamaroneck, New York, had just arrived at a job in Larchmont when the spare e-cigarette battery in his pocket exploded, engulfing his leg in flames. “All I knew was I had a fire in my pants, and it kept moving down,” Mr. Dudhnath told WABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News. “And it just kept getting hotter, so we just worked on getting it off of me as ... Read More

E-Cigarette Explosion in Canadian Man’s Mouth Triggers Lawsuit

E-cigarettes have exploded in popularity since they first hit the market in the mid-2000s, and they continue to literally explode in the hands, mouths, pockets, and purses of unfortunate vapers everywhere, causing serious injury and property damage. The Vancouver Sun reports that Shelby Hare, a resident of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, is suing the two local e-cigarette retailers and two international manufacturing and distribution companies after his e-cigarette exploded in his mouth on Dec. 30, 2016. Mr. Hare alleged that a defect in his e-cigarette caused the blast, leaving him with severe injuries that included a broken jaw, shattered teeth, ... Read More

E-Cigarette Use Doubled Among U.S. Teens in 2017

E-cigarette use among high school students doubled in 2017 – the largest increase in smoking, drinking and drug use ever recorded in the U.S., a new survey by University of Michigan researchers has found. The unprecedented leap in teen vaping echoes the earlier findings of U.S. government surveys, which prompted U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to take a series of bold actions against the e-cigarette industry – especially manufacturers who design their products and marketing with a special appeal to teens and children. More than 1.3 million high school students started vaping in 2017, according to ... Read More

E-Cigarette Safety, Efficacy Rebuked by Tennessee Health Officials

Tennessee health officials have grown increasingly concerned over the past year about the health risks associated with e-cigarettes and especially the impact of vaping on children and teens. The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) issued its first e-cigarette health advisory five years ago. Since then, “accumulating evidence has increased the level of concern regarding the risks posed by these products to the health of all persons involved, especially children,” the agency says in its most recent advisory. The past year has been a rough one for e-cigarette manufacturers and the vaping industry in general. Armed with evidence showing vaping has ... Read More

FDA Warns E-Cigarette Users About E-Liquids Containing Viagra, Cialis

U.S. regulators are urging U.S. e-cigarette users – particularly males – to avoid vaping two e-liquid formulas made by HelloCig Electronic Technology Co. Ltd. containing undeclared prescription erectile dysfunction drugs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a Dec. 11 announcement that HelloCig’s “E-Cialis HelloCig E-liquid” contains either sildenafil (Viagra) or tadalafil (Cialis) or a combination of the two drugs. The company’s “E-Rimonabant HelloCig E-Liquid” contains the undeclared drug sildenafil, the FDA said. Sildenafil and tadalafil are the active pharmaceutical ingredients in FDA-approved prescription drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction. The FDA says it hasn’t approved the drugs ... Read More

Florida Man Airlifted to Hospital With E-Cigarette Explosion Injuries

A Florida man whose e-cigarette exploded in his pants pocket was airlifted to a Manatee County hospital Nov. 21 with extensive burn injuries. The 43-year-old man reportedly stowed the e-cigarette in the back pocket of his pants. The device exploded when he sat down on a chair at work. E-cigarettes are powered by powerful lithium-ion batteries, which can burst with intensely hot flames if damaged, flawed, overcharged, or stored with other metal objects. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported that the man’s burn injuries are not considered life-threatening, but he was flown to Blake Medical Center by BayFlite as a trauma alert. ... Read More

E-Cigarette Blast Severely Burns California Toddler and Mom

California mom Paige Kadella heard a strange crackling sound coming from her purse as she was traveling in the backseat of her father-in-law’s car with her 18-month-old daughter Ashlynn. When she bent over to investigate, her purse was engulfed in flames. Her e-cigarette had exploded for unknown reasons and she seriously burned her hands as she frantically tried to put out the fire, screaming for her father-in-law to pull the car over. But Ashlynn, who was strapped into a car seat, suffered the worst injuries. The fire had spread from Ms. Kadella’s purse to her daughter’s car seat, leaving the ... Read More