Monthly Archives: "November 2016"
Next year could mark a breakthrough for the Australian e-cigarette market- By David Palacios | November 29th, 2016 with a decision due on whether or not low-nicotine e-cigarettes are to be allowed. As the latest ECigIntelligence regulatory report makes clear, at present all nicotine-containing products for therapeutic use must be approved as “registered” medicines in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods before they can be marketed. To date, no such approval has been granted. But a new proposal put to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) by the New Nicotine AllianceRead More
Smoking has dropped to historic lows nationwide- By The Associated Press | November 28th, 2016 dramatically decreasing revenue from tobacco taxes. In search of funds, a growing number of states are taxing electronic cigarettes – a trend that is sparking a fierce public health debate over whether it will deter smokers from switching to a safer alternative. California became the seventh state to tax e-cigarettes with the overwhelming approval of a Nov. 8 ballot measure. Proposition 56 also will add a $2 per pack state tax to cigarettes onto theRead More
One question that parents, educators and society face is when to hold youth responsible for their actions. By Peter Rosenstein | November 28th, 2016 Should there be punishment or should they be excused for not following rules or laws? This question was apparently debated on the D.C. Council during its discussion over raising the age to buy tobacco products to 21. The Washington Post reports, “D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser plans to sign some of the nation’s toughest anti-tobacco laws increasing the smoking age to 21 and regulate electronic cigarettesRead More
The federal government wants to keep vapour-based e-cigarettes out of the hands of children, By Canadian Press | November 22nd, 2016 while ensuring smokers can access the devices to help mitigate the health risks of a tobacco habit, says Health Minister Jane Philpott. New legislation introduced Tuesday in the Senate aims to tackle 21st-century tobacco use by retooling the existing tobacco law as the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act and creating a new class for vapour-based products. But as questions persist about the health effects, vaping remains a double-edged swordRead More

Posted On November 22, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

Study: People Under Age 35 Say E-Cigs Are Safer

Most Americans under age 35 think that using electronic cigarettes does not cause as much damage lung health as compared with traditional cigarettes- By Nancy Werteen | November 22nd, 2016 according to the results of a new national consumer survey. The survey – which included more than 2,000 people under the age of 35 – showed that 44 percent of survey respondents reported believing that e-cigarettes are less harmful to the lungs than traditional cigarettes. Among men specifically, that number jumped to 54 percent who think e-cigarettes are safer. “TheRead More
Sometimes you can’t begrudge the American people for tuning out the policy debates in our nation’s capital. By Ron Marshall | November 20th, 2016 The real day-to-day concerns facing main street America and our nation’s entrepreneurs often differ widely from what you hear on the campaign trail or on cable news. But make no mistake, our elected officials make decisions that profoundly affect our daily lives. One of those decisions could disseminate an entire industry if it’s not corrected. Vaping is an effective method for many people who want toRead More
Teenagers are more likely to get bronchitis if they use e-cigarettes, according to a new study. By Calvin Robinson | November 21st, 2016 The study by University of Southern California found that those who vape have a 71 percent higher risk of the condition, which risks damaging the lungs. Researchers analyzed study responses from more than 2,000 older teenagers, asking for symptoms of chronic bronchitis, such as a daily cough for three months straight. They found those who currently used e-cigarettes were 85 percent more likely to have had theRead More
Teens are getting burned by e-cigarettes even after they stop using them. By Nicole Lyn Pesce | November 18th, 2016 Adolescents who currently vape are twice as likely to suffer respiratory symptoms like persistent cough, bronchitis, congestion and phlegm as those who have never used e-cigs, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care this week. But researchers at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California were even more alarmed to find that past users, who smoked an e-cig moreRead More
Vapers may not know the health risks they face. By Maria Elena Catajan | November 18th, 2016 The vape, a millennial alternative to tobacco smoke may be the “in” thing today but its medical impact remains a gray area. Doctor Kareem Estaquio, pulmonologist of Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center said vaping has become appealable to non – smokers but assert carcinogenic chemicals still pose a danger to vapers. Estaquio said the dangers of tobacco smoking have long been established but vaping, since its emergence has no formal studies toRead More
Attorney Bert Louthian says that the e-cigarette industry faces the potential of a consumer protection crisis if devices aren’t made safer By Louthian Law Firm P.A. | November 17th, 2016 In the face of growing concerns about e-cigarette safety and a number of medical facilities reporting injuries due to exploding e-cigarette batteries, one South Carolina attorney is calling for greater consumer protection for users of these devices. “Exploding e-cigarettes have caused users serious burns, disfigurement and other costly injuries,” said Bert Louthian of Louthian Law Firm P.A. “The Centers forRead More