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Deadly Vaping Illness Could be Related to Vitamin E, US Health Officials Say

The number of people stricken by acute lung disease linked to e-cigarettes continues to grow, with nearly 500 suspected cases reported across the U.S. as of this week, along with two more deaths in Oregon and Indiana. But while the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and others are still saying there are multiple reasons why these products could be hurting people, health officials in New York have pointed to one ingredient in particular: vitamin E oil. Read More >>

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First Death From Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Reported by US Health Officials

A patient has died after suffering a mysterious lung illness linked to vaping, health officials said Friday. The death comes in the wake of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcing last week that more than a hundred similar possible cases have been documented across America. Read More >>

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Dozens of People Have Lung Disease Linked to Vaping, and No One Knows Why

The number of people afflicted and hospitalised with serious lung disease connected to vaping continues to grow. This week, multiple states in the US reported similar cases, and the toll of confirmed and possible victims has climbed into the dozens. Right now, health officials and outside experts still seem to be in the dark as to what exactly is going on. Read More >>

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US Food and Drug Administration Is Investigating 127 Incidents of Seizures Possibly Linked to Use of E-Cigarettes

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that it is investigating 127 reports of seizures or other neurological issues that may be linked to the use of e-cigarettes, a figure that has expanded by nearly 100 since the agency first announced its probe back in April. Read More >>

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Juul’s New E-Cig Sure Is Collecting a Dumb Amount of Data About Its Users

As Juul explores ever-more creative means by which to curb what government officials refer to as an “epidemic” of teen vaping, one of its latest stabs at that undertaking involves collecting personally identifying data to verify that a user is legally allowed to use its products. Read More >>

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Teen Has Mouth Wired Shut After Vape Explodes, Fracturing His Jaw and Knocking Out Teeth

Vaping may or may not be healthier than smoking conventional cigarettes, but a recent incident involving a teenage boy, in which an exploding e-cigarette blew out several of his teeth and cracked open his jaw, is a serious cause for concern. Read More >>

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Is Secondhand Vape Bad for You?

You don’t have to look far to find a fresh study suggesting that e-cigarette use isn’t harmless, even if the products are likely less toxic than traditional tobacco cigarettes. But what about people sitting in the same room or living in the same home as someone who vapes? Is there such a thing as secondhand vape? And just how dangerous could it be? Read More >>

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All the Best Vape Pens for Beginners in the UK (2019)

We're not entirely sure how vapes, or e-cigarettes, became part of the tech genre, but apparently they are -- as evidenced by all the invites we get to vape launches at fancy locations on Big Tobacco money. Read More >>

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The Vype iSwitch Promises Smokeless Fuel for Your Cravings

Everybody knows somebody who has succumbed to traditional smoking. My nan smoked like a train and suffered the consequences. My grandfather lost a lung to smoking, but kept on toking and the habit ended up getting the better of him too. And while people are smoking less these days for sure, where does the fangled e-cigarette and vaping scene fit in amongst this dying trend? Read More >>

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Vape Flavours Are Sketchy AF, Yet Another Study Finds

The growing appeal of e-cigarettes, particularly among teens, has often been attributed to the assortment of sweet and fruity flavoured vaping fluids—flavors that traditional tobacco cigarettes have long been barred from including. But in addition to making vaping more appealing, these flavouring chemicals may be harmful to health in their own right, according to a new study. Read More >>

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Vaping May Not Help People Quit Smoking After All

One of the biggest arguments in favour of vaping is that it can help people ease themselves away from their addiction to tobacco smoking. But a new study published this week in PLoS One seems to offer a strong rebuttal to that line of thought. It suggests that people who use both tobacco and e-cigarettes are actually less likely to quit smoking than people who only stick to tobacco. Read More >>

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The Flavouring Chemicals in E-Cigarettes May Harm Blood Vessels

The wide assortment of flavourings used to spice up your vaping experience could be damaging your cardiovascular system, suggests new research released today. The study, published in the journal of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, found that several common e-cigarette flavourings can directly harm blood vessels. But, as with so many similar studies, it’s hard to tell how relevant the findings are to a typical vaper. Read More >>

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One Vaping Flavour Can Harm Human Cells, Study Finds

It’s a lingering question as to just how dangerous firing up an e-cigarette really is, especially when compared to the health impact of traditional tobacco cigarettes. Yet research presented this week at the American Thoracic Society’s annual conference suggests that part of the potential harm of vaping could come from the chemicals used to give them flavor. Read More >>

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E-Cig Vapour Tested Positive for Lead and Arsenic in New Study

A new study, published Thursday in Environmental Health Perspectives, adds more evidence to the idea that e-cigarettes aren’t an entirely risk-free endeavour. It suggests that the very act of vaping might be exposing people to unsafe levels of toxins like lead and arsenic. Read More >>

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The Government is Launching Another Inquiry About the Impact of E-Cigs on Health

The government clearly can't decide whether e-cigarettes are a good thing or not, because the Science and Technology Committee has launched a fresh inquiry into their impact on people's health. The inquiry will also be looking at the financial implications they have on businesses and the NHS, plus regulations that guide their use. Read More >>