Monthly Archives: "February 2016"

Posted On February 19, 2016By Vapor NewsIn Celebrities, Headline News

6 Celebs Who Changed To Vaping

If Old Hollywood glamour is defined by the thickness of the cloud hovering over any given gathering of VIPs, then we’re in a golden age. By – February 18th, 2016 Whether it’s backstage at the BAFTAs, on the Oscars red carpet or over champagne and canapes at the Golden Globes, smoking is glamorous once more. Only it’s not cigarette smoking. It’s vaping, the name given to the use of e-cigarettes. And the cloud we see floating over some of the most powerful players in the entertainment industry is notRead More
It’s no surprise that sales of electronic cigarettes have exploded recently – doubling in 2014 to an estimated $1.7 billion. By Allison Gaito – February 19th, 2016 Something that is surprising, though – reports of e-cigarettes actually exploding and severely injuring consumers. These recent reports are putting the vaping industry and its customers on alert. One man in Colorado had his neck broken, and another in Florida had his lungs damaged so badly that he had to be put in a medically-induced coma. Now the question is: are these injuriesRead More

Posted On February 18, 2016By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Legislation

EP Plans To Ban Vaping In City Facilities

There will be no vaping inside City Hall. Or the police station. Or in a police car, for that matter. By Scott Hilyard – February 18th, 2016 In fact, no vaping, period, if the City Council approves an ordinance prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes and other electronic smoking devices in any city facilities. The prohibition would not extend to public areas like stores, bars, restaurants and work places as allowed by the Smoke-Free Illinois Act enacted in 2008 that ended smoking in public places. The ordinance was passed onRead More

Posted On February 18, 2016By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Health

Most E-Cigarette Use ‘To Help Smokers Quit’

Most people who use e-cigarettes are vaping to help them stop smoking tobacco, new official figures show. By Peter Russel – February 18th, 2016 Statisticians also report that the number of men smoking tobacco has reached a historic low. However, anti-smoking campaigners say, overall, the long-term decline in tobacco use may be stalling. The report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) covers e-cigarette use in 2015 and tobacco smoking in 2014. Both surveys cover England, Scotland and Wales. Vaping Since e-cigarettes were introduced, opinion has been divided between thoseRead More
The use of combustible cigarettes among youth is steadily decreasing in New York state, according to the Youth Tobacco Use Survey released by the New York state Department of Health in January 2015. By Michelle Kline – February 17th, 2016 The number of youth smoking has dropped significantly since the year 2000, when the percentage of high school aged students smoking was 27.1 percent. The report shows that in 2014, that number had dropped to just 7.3 percent, which is a remarkable decrease. The number of middle school-aged youth smokingRead More
It’s well known that smoking is dangerous and has a detrimental effect on health, yet cigarettes were once heavily advertised and even recommended. By – February 17th, 2016 As electronic cigarettes look set to replace the tobacco variety, will we find that history repeats itself or will it emerge that the vaping devices have been unfairly stigmatised? The height of smoking It’s strange to think that smoking was once advertised as a positive pastime and health cure. During the 1900s, health professionals were commonly used as smoking advocates andRead More
E-Cigarettes slashed smokers’ tobacco use both before and after elective surgery, according to a study from the Mayo clinic. By Guy Bentley – February 15th, 2016 Regular cigarette smoking can often cause post-operative complications in smokers, and health professionals have long argued that “quitting or cutting down” smoking close to the time of operation can lessen these risks. In hopes of achieving this, researchers examined adult smokers that were scheduled for operations at the Mayo Clinic Rochester, one of the nation’s leading medical practices and research groups, between December 2014 andRead More

Posted On February 16, 2016By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Health

Study Raises Concerns Over Vaping Safety

A new study released last week suggests e-cigarettes, or vaping, may not be as safe as originally thought. By Irene North – February 15th, 2016 Cigarette smokers have been encouraged to switch to e-cigarettes as a healthier alternative, however, questions are being raised about what is in the vaporized mixtures and how they affect the human body. “E-cigarettes have seen a real push in the last three years,” said Tabi Prochazka, coordinator of Tobacco-Free in the Panhandle. “We’ve also seen higher calls to poison control and experimentation.” Devices, liquids andRead More
The debate about e-cigarettes and the relationship to tobacco products has moved up a notch following a new study about teen vapers in the U.S. The study shows a link to tobacco products. By Tim Sandle – February 14th, 2016 Vaping (the use of electronic cigarettes) is seen by many, including those who market the products, as a safer alternative to smoking tobacco products (e-cigarettes contain the addictive chemical nicotine but no known carcinogens.) However, the arguments used by the main manufacturers (many of them tobacco companies that have diversified)Read More

Posted On February 15, 2016By Vapor NewsIn Headline News, Health

Vaping May Threaten Brain, Immunity And More

New studies in animals and human cells find some risks almost seem worse than from smoking By Janet Raloff – February 14th, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, more U.S. teens vape than smoke. Many of those teens may have assumed that electronic cigarettes are a safe, high-tech alternative to tobacco. And it’s true that e-cigs don’t emit many of the 7,000 chemicals found in tobacco smoke. Still, teens are fooling themselves if they think vaping is harmless, scientists reported February 11 and 12 at a major science meeting. The new data — fromRead More