Monthly Archives: December 2016

Teens are vaping more than ever, and not just nicotine

Vaping is more popular with teens than ever, with more than one-third of high school students reporting having tried e-cigarettes. And teens aren’t always using e-cigs for nicotine, according to a new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that dug into teen vaping behavior. To evaluate e-cig use, the CDC and the US… Read More »

E-cigarette Dangers, Battery Explosions

Lithium ion batteries can be extremely dangerous if they’re not stored or handled correctly. (Case in point: Samsung and its Galaxy Note7 debacle.) However, it’s not just smartphones that are at risk of fires and explosions.  In a U.K. shopping center, a CCTV captured what can happen when you’re careless with how you store your e-cigarette… Read More »

E-cigarette EXPLODES in man’s pocket inches from baby in shopping centre

Fire crews have released CCTV footage of the terrifying  moment an e-cigarette battery exploded in the user’s pocket just inches from a baby’s pram. Images show a man walking casually, totally unaware of the plume of smoke coming from his pocket until it begins fizzing violently, emitting a bright light then exploding. The bang sends other… Read More »

E-Cigarettes Are Dangerous to Children, Surgeon General Says

E-cigarettes are dangerous and kids — lured by the fun flavors and advertising — need to steer clear of them, the nation’s top doctor said Thursday. The handheld devices deliver not only addictive and harmful nicotine, but can be loaded with toxic chemicals such as lead, diacetyl and nickel, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy… Read More »

E-cigarettes and Lung Health | American Lung Association

On May 5, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was extending its authority to include e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. Starting in August 2016, FDA began to apply and enforce key provisions of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act as it relates to the sales, marketing and manufacturing of e-cigarettes.… Read More »

Electronic Cigarettes – no-smoke.org

On December 8, 2016, the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office released “E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General,” which comprehensively reviewed the public health issue of e-cigarettes and their impact on U.S. youth and young adults. Studies highlighted in the report cover young adolescents (11-14 years… Read More »

Health Hazard or Healthy Choice? by APES Prezi on Prezi

RecommendationsIn addition, pharmaceutical companies should look into conducting research on and eventually producing e-cigarettes specifically aimed at smoking cessation. This could help create a new, tested method of smoking cessation, and this product would not have to be taxed like normal cigarettes and e-cigarettes. This would create another resource for smokers to utilize when quitting… Read More »