Bubble pop? Brownie batter? Vapes’ added flavors fuel e-cig debate

A heated debate is redrawing alliances in the tobacco control movement as federal officials wrestle with how to regulate the growing e-cigarette market. The players include researchers, smoking-cessation advocates and “vaping” connoisseurs. “It’s become very divisive in a community that was largely united against Big Tobacco,” said Samir Soneji, an associate professor at the Dartmouth […]

International respiratory group calls for immediate ban on flavorings and marketing of e-cigarettes

In a statement published in the European Respiratory Journal, a coalition of respiratory doctors and scientists from six continents have warned of the dangers posed to children and adolescents by electronic cigarettes. They say there is mounting evidence that e-cigarettes damage health and are highly addictive, yet manufacturers are marketing them as “healthier” cigarettes and […]

Ban e-cig flavors and misleading advertisements to protect youth, says global respiratory group

In a statement published in the European Respiratory Journal, a coalition of respiratory doctors and scientists from six continents have warned of the dangers posed to children and adolescents by electronic cigarettes. They say there is mounting evidence that e-cigarettes damage health and are highly addictive, yet manufacturers are marketing them as “healthier” cigarettes and […]

Can vaping cause lung problems?

Does vaping cause COPD? The research on vaping and COPD Vaping and lung inflammation Vaping and oxidative stress Vaping and DNA damage Overall research consensus on vaping COPD symptoms What are the risk factors for COPD? Exposure to tobacco smoke Pollution or dust exposure Age Genetics Fumes from burning fuel When to see a doctor […]

Fee-base form of nicotine in electronic cigarettes

Researchers at Portland State University have developed methods for measuring levels of free-base nicotine in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) liquids and vapor, the levels of which are associated with harshness upon inhalation of e-cigarette vapors and tobacco smoke. The study presents the results of analyses of 11 commercially available flavors of e-cigarette liquids from brands including […]