Monthly Archives: September 2015

Nicotine isn’t the only hazard to be found in e-cigarettes

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry. Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion in annual U.S. sales. Less than… Read More »

E-Cigarette Health Risks: A Smoking Gun

Walking outside our uptown Oakland office the other day, I passed a young, pregnant woman who was smoking an e-cigarette while waiting at a bus stop. She was chatting with an older woman there, and I overheard her remark that she didn’t think that her vaping habit would pose any risk to her baby. I’m… Read More »

E-Cigarette Dangers: Exploding In Mouth

We all know that cigarettes are bad for us, but the truth vapes and other electronic smoking devices might not be that great for us either. Electronic cigarettes have recently been marketed as the safer alternative to regular cigarettes, but your safer option may not be so safe after all. They were engineered to provide… Read More »

Teens using e-cigarettes to “vape” pot

Nearly one-fifth of high school students who use e-cigarettes have tried putting pot into the devices, according to a new study of Connecticut teens. E-cigarettes vaporize, rather than burn, substances, allowing users to inhale nicotine (or THC, the active ingredient in cannabis) without taking in the carcinogens that are caused by combustion. However, the safety… Read More »