E-Cigarette Use Tempts Teens to Become Smokers

E-Cigarette Use Tempts Teens to Become Smokers

More than 90% of teens agreed that tobacco use is dangerous in the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey while those who used candy-flavored e-cigarettes were significantly more likely to perceive tobacco use as less harmful. The vapers had a significantly greater...
Do E-cigarettes Help People Quit Smoking?

Do E-cigarettes Help People Quit Smoking?

An observational study found those who used e-cigarettes were less successful in quitting smoking than those who did not use e-cigarettes. An analysis of 237 propensity score-matched pairs, at 6 months, found 10.1% of e-cigarette users had quit, versus 26.6% of...
E-cigarettes not so Harmless

E-cigarettes not so Harmless

Carcinogen metabolites have been found in the urine of teens who used only e-cigarettes on an average of 13 times per month. The study group included those who both smoked cigarettes and e-cigarettes—their levels were even higher. LifeTip: Contrary to tobacco industry...
Secondhand E-cigarette “Smoke”

Secondhand E-cigarette “Smoke”

Nearly 25% of all U.S. middle and high school students said they recently had been exposed to the vapors from another person’s electronic cigarette. The long-term impact on health of this kind of exposure is not yet known. However, it is known that e-cigarette...
Philip Morris Vows to ‘Give Up Cigarettes’

Philip Morris Vows to ‘Give Up Cigarettes’

Philip Morris International ran advertisements in the U.K. this week vowing to stop selling cigarettes. It is hard to believe, and many suspect this is a stunt—like a bad April Fools joke. PMI claims it has a global commitment to replace cigarettes with smoke-free...
New Tobacco Delivery System Catches Fire

New Tobacco Delivery System Catches Fire

Japan is all aflame over heat-not-burn tobacco products—from the same big tobacco companies who are hoping to market them globally soon. These battery-powered devices heat the tobacco to about 500 degrees F. (260 deg. C) producing an inhalable aerosol that...
Big Tobacco Fighting FDA Oversight of E-Cigarettes

Big Tobacco Fighting FDA Oversight of E-Cigarettes

The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids reports big tobacco in the U.S. is waging a sophisticated “multi-pronged assault” to gut the FDA’s ability to regulate electronic cigarettes. The tobacco giants Reynolds American and Altria Group were among the...
New Tobacco Product Regulations

New Tobacco Product Regulations

Finally, after years of debate, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has debate taken authority over all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, small cigars, hookah, and pipe tobacco. The sales of all these products, including cigarettes, will be banned to...
No Decline in Tobacco Use Among U.S. Teens

No Decline in Tobacco Use Among U.S. Teens

There has been no decline in overall tobacco use among middle and high school students in the U.S. since 2011. The use of cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and pipe tobacco has declined—while the use of nontraditional products such as e-cigarettes and hookah pipes...

Vaping Seems to Lead to Smoking

Researchers following a group of high school students found using e-cigarettes significantly predicts future cigarette or other smokable tobacco product use. E-cigarette users were 4.27 times (P>0.001) more likely to use “combustible tobacco products”...

E-Cigarettes: Friend or Foe?

E-cigarettes are viewed as a great tool for cessation or as a gateway device to greater use of tobacco products. Research in a California study involving more than 1000 smokers aged 18-59 has found those who ever used e-cigarettes are less likely to cut back on...

E-Cig Use Triples

U.S. middle and high school students tripled their use of electronic cigarettes during 2014. The rate of use jumped from 4.5% to 13.4% while cigarettes fell to 9.2%. This increase has sparked concerns that nicotine exposure at these young ages may cause lasting harm...
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