Monthly Archives: November 2014

Japan to investigate e-cigarette safety after formaldehyde findings | Society

Japanese officials will evaluate the possible impact on health of smoking e-cigarettes after researchers found that devices bought in Japan contain up to 10 times more formaldehyde – a cancer-causing substance – than conventional cigarettes. The findings, announced this week, have re-ignited the debate over whether e-cigarettes are a risk-free alternative to tobacco smoking, as… Read More »

E-Cigarette Use by Teens Rising, Government Study Shows

Nov. 13, 2014 1:00 p.m. ET A new government study indicates a sharp rise in the use of electronic cigarettes by adolescents, a trend officials at the Centers for Disease Control said they found alarming due to the possible adverse effects of nicotine on the developing brain. The percentage of high-school students who said they… Read More »