Monthly Archives: July 2016

Vaping Is Cool, Smoking Is Not: Could Rise Of Teen E-Cig Use Have An Upside?

Smoking has never been cool in my lifetime. But e-cigs are different, sort of. “E-cigarettes are kind of a way of doing the same thing without getting the same harmful effects of the original cigarettes,” says 16-year-old Alexandra, a friend’s sister, who asked that her last name not be used. Alex first tried “smoking” an e-cigarette, or “vaping,”… Read More »

Teens use e-cigarettes because they are ‘cool, fun and new’: study

VANCOUVER – Parents and doctors questioning teens about whether they smoke should also be asking if they’re using e-cigarettes, which could be a gateway to nicotine addiction later on, says a pediatrician who led a new study. Dr. Michael Khoury’s research involved nearly 2,300 students in Grade 9 in the Niagara region of Ontario. Over… Read More »

New concerns raised over teen e-cigarette use

Karina Shedrofsky, USA TODAY Published 7:07 a.m. ET July 11, 2016 | Updated 11:30 a.m. ET July 11, 2016 A young woman smokes an e-cigarette in San Rafael, California.(Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images) As e-cigarette use among teens rapidly increases, a national health report suggests adolescents who would not have otherwise used tobacco products are… Read More »