Monthly Archives: August 2017

4 dangerous activities that tweens, teens are engaging in now

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall From the beginning of time, tweens and teens have engaged in risky behaviors. Maybe it’s mean girls drama or a fracas in the school hallway. Maybe it’s smoking, drinking or experimenting with illegal drugs. Maybe it’s trying to stand out in – or with – the crowd, engaging in risky behaviors… Read More »

Woman’s purse catches fire after ‘vape pen explodes’

Sparks were flying at a city council meeting in Nevada after an audience member’s purse caught fire when ‘batteries from her vape pen exploded’. Video of the incident shows what appears to be a normal meeting in Boulder City on Tuesday evening, until a woman sitting in the back of the room jumped to her… Read More »

Berkley study issues warning on passive vaping in bars

Scientists have issued a warning on passive vaping because of toxic chemicals in e-cigarette vapour. People in bars where vaping is allowed are exposed to unhealthy levels of formaldehyde, which causes cancer, and acrolein, a toxin which irritates the eyes and skin.  That is the finding of a study based on as few as three… Read More »

Govt likely to stub out ‘toxic’ e-cigarettes | India News

NEW DELHI: The Union government is likely to ban e-cigarettes following an expert committee’s conclusion that they have cancer-causing properties, are highly addictive, and do not offer a safer alternative to tobacco based smoking products. An e-cigarette is a battery-operated device that uses liquid nicotine, propylene glycol, water, glycerin and flavour to give a user… Read More »