E-cigarettes: Teens ‘should not be using them at all’

Carcinogens threaten teenagers’ health A new study confirms that e-cigarettes are harmful to teenagers and urges adolescents to stop putting their health at risk. Many teenagers are attracted to ‘vaping,’ but at what cost to their own health? Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery-powered devices regularly used as a more healthful alternative to regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes […]

Kids Who Vape Face Toxin Dangers, Study Finds

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 — Teenagers who use e-cigarettes expose themselves to cancer-causing toxins, particularly if they choose fruit-flavored products, a new study reports. Urine tests revealed elevated levels of five different toxins in the bodies of teens who use e-cigarettes (often called vaping). And all of the toxins are known or suspected carcinogens, said […]

1 in 14 Pregnant Women Still Smokes

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — Though the dangers of smoking during pregnancy to both mother and baby are well-known, just over 7 percent of women still light up while pregnant, a new government report shows. Younger and less educated moms-to-be were the most likely to continue puffing on cigarettes while pregnant, according to the National […]