Monthly Archives: August 2016

Doctors warn of dangers of exploding e-cigarettes

CLOSE Since 2009, the Food and Drug Administration has been trying to regulate e-cigarettes and similar devices. Wochit The Arizona Burn Center recently began monitoring e-cigarette explosions, with plans to document the phenomenon in a medical journal. Hailey Boyce, 17, shows scarring from severe injuries she suffered when an e-cigarette she was using exploded on… Read More »

Vaping teens want fruity, sweet flavors, not nicotine

Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most teens aren’t vaping nicotine at all but using sweet and fruity flavors like strawberry, chocolate cake and bubble gum. Only a fraction of young vapers were inhaling nicotine, a nationwide survey showed. The majority – two-thirds… Read More »

Effects of Smoking While Pregnant

Effects of Smoking on a Baby Did You Know? Quitting Smoking While Pregnant Additional Resources to Help You Quit Smoking increases the risks of prenatal issues, complicated birth, and a number of peripartum and newborn health issues. In the U.S., there are an estimated 42 million people (nearly 18% of the total population) who currently… Read More »

E-cigarettes Side Effects: How E-cigs Affect Your Body

What are e-cigarettes? iStock/mauro grigollo E-cigarettes, also known as vaporizers, are battery-powered devices that heat up a mixture of nicotine, a flavoring, and a liquid—usually propylene glycol or glycerol—into a vapor for users to inhale. Ever since they debuted on the market in the early 2000s, e-cigarettes have been widely marketed as a safer alternative… Read More »

Are E-Cigarettes Dangerous? Here’s What You Need to Know

Man holding his e-cigarette | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images They may look innocent, multicolored, and fun, but don’t be fooled — just because you can smoke them indoors doesn’t make them any safer than traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes are the growing trend for cigarette smokers and non-smokers alike, but just like alcohol, fatty foods, and the packs… Read More »

FDA E-Cigarette Regulations Give Smoking a Boost

The Food and Drug Administration’s e-cigarette regulations, which took effect last week, immediately struck two blows against public health. As of Monday, companies that sell vaping equipment and the fluids that fill them are forbidden to share potentially lifesaving information about those products with their customers. They are also forbidden to make their products safer,… Read More »

E-Cigarettes and Pregnancy | Tobacco Use and Pregnancy | Reproductive Health

Electronic cigarettes (also called electronic nicotine delivery systems or e-cigarettes) come in different sizes and shapes, including pens, mods, (i.e., these types are modified by the user) and tanks. Most e-cigarettes contain a battery, a heating device, and a cartridge to hold liquid. The liquid typically contains nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals. The battery-powered device… Read More »