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Proponents of electronic cigarettes applauded the recent dismissal of former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and hope his replacement will be more accepting of the tobacco-alternative practice called vaping. By Jennifer Graham | May 1st, 2017 Murthy, a Harvard-educated physician appointed by former President Barack Obama, was an outspoken critic of e-cigarettes during his 28-month term. The nurse installed as his temporary replacement was Murthy’s deputy, but it’s not yet clear if Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams shares her former boss’s opinion that e-cigarettes are a public health threat — or, forRead More

Posted On February 1, 2017By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

Vaping May Increase Your Risk Of Heart Disease

Electronic cigarettes could put smokers at risk of heart disease, a study shows. By Alessandra Potenza | February 1st, 2017 Regular cigarettes are known to cause cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks and strokes. Now, it looks like e-cigarettes might, too. Compared to healthy non-smokers, people who use e-cigs almost every day were found to have biological markers known to increase the risk of heart disease in tobacco users, according to a study published today in the journal JAMA Cardiology. The researchers observed increased levels of adrenaline in the heart, asRead More
A recent national consumer survey noted that 44 percent of Americans under the age of 35 consider electronic cigarettes- By Allie Casey | December 2nd, 2016 also known as e-cigarettes or e-cigs, to be less harmful to the lungs than traditional cigarettes. Two upcoming clinical studies at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (The OSUCCC – James) aim to discover the health effects of using e-cigarettes and are currently still recruiting healthy volunteers. “We have no ideaRead More
Philip Morris made 850 billion cigarettes last year – now it is planning for a smoke-free future By Jennifer Kaplan | October 24th, 2016 You want a trip to Philip Morris International to feel like a visit to Marlboro Country. But the company’s Swiss research center, aka the Cube, just won’t play along. Perched above crystalline Lake Neuchatel, southwest of Zurich, the glass hexahedron holds secrets to a future when, Philip Morris says, the world will be blissfully smoke-free. That’s right: Philip Morris, of all companies, is telling smokers to quit.Read More
Is vaping less harmful than smoking? The research may not be so clear cut. By Ryan Biek | October 9th, 2016 Take a recent study, which tested both e-cigarette vapor and cigarette smoke on lung cells and found e-cigarettes to be much less harmful. In fact, e-cigarettes only damaged the cells when vapor levels were unrealistically high. The study argues that a normal amount of e-cigarette use isn’t toxic. Even though the study was peer-reviewed, some are saying people should take the findings with a grain of salt given who fundedRead More
GREENSBORO — Mixing liquids for electronic cigarettes is a job that lab tech Ross Spencer takes seriously. By Jonnelle Davis – May 2nd, 2016 Recently, inside the small lab at The Refinery Vaping Company on Davie Street, Spencer donned a white lab coat and a facemask and covered his head with a black cap. The sterility involved in mixing Ralfalfa — The Refinery’s top-selling e-liquid, whose scent the business owner describes as a “Fruity Pebbles” — is just one of the things that makes the city’s latest vaping business standRead More
‘To vape or to vape?’ has become an extremely divisive question. By Dr. Penny Woods / The Federal Institute For Risk Assessment – March 10th, 2016 New figures show e-cigarettes are now the most popular form of support to stop smoking – overtaking gum and patches. More than one million smokers in England used an electronic cigarette in a bid to kick the habit last year, the University College London research showed. And yet the debate on whether they are safe rages on, with some experts advocating their use and anotherRead More
Students can be seen smoking cigarettes throughout Rutgers campuses, but some Rutgers University Student Assembly members are attempting to change this. By Noa Halff – February 25th, 2016 Zachary Borden, a Rutgers—Camden College of Arts and Sciences graduate school senator and a co-chair for the Student Affairs Committee at the Rutgers University Student Assembly, has been working to create a smoke-free campus at Rutgers. His goal is to accomplish the charge given to him by the executive committee, to “examine the desirability, feasibility, impact and means of evolving into a smoke-free Rutgers,” heRead 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
DES MOINES, Iowa —Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller makes a surprising statement that is grabbing national attention. By Vanessa Peng – December 30, 2016 Miller is known for fighting with tobacco companies, but now says electronic cigarettes are safer than some people claim. The e-cigs can be a good tool. As the sales manager at an Ames electronic cigarette shop, Larry Beers hears it all the time. “We know it’s healthier than cigarettes you know, it’s just I’ve seen a lot of people come and go in here that haveRead More