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A Study Linking E-Cigs to Heart Attacks Was Just Retracted – What Does That Mean for Vaping’s Health Risks?

This week, a study that had suggested using e-cigarettes could increase the risk of heart attack was retracted, following an investigation by the journal’s editors that deemed its findings “unreliable.” But does the retraction mean vaping is safe, and should we be concerned about the validity of other vaping research? Read More >>

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Vitamin E to Blame for ‘Vast Majority’ of Vaping Illness Cases, US CDC Says

US federal health officials are finally confident enough to single out a primary culprit for the wave of acute lung illnesses linked to vaping: an additive called vitamin E acetate often found in unregulated THC products. Read More >>

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Instagram is Censoring Vape Speech

Instagram announced on Wednesday that it will begin enforcing bans on influencers promoting “goods such as vaping, tobacco products and weapons” in branded posts. Read More >>

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New Study Links Vaping to Chronic Lung Illness in Humans

The potential dangers of long-term vaping have largely been hypothetical, but a new study out today provides the first real evidence that it can increase the risk of chronic lung disease in humans. And while the risk may be much higher for those who smoke traditional tobacco cigarettes, it’s amplified in people who both vape and smoke. Read More >>

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E-Cigarettes Don’t Have to Be Tainted to Send You to the Hospital

In recent months, hundreds of people in the U.S. have become acutely sick and have even died due to vaping. These cases have largely been tied to black-market vaping products made with toxic additives. But a new case study in the UK seems to show that in rare circumstances, even legal e-cigarettes can cause life-threatening lung illness in users. Read More >>

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We Now Have Direct Evidence That Vitamin E Is Behind Vaping Illness Outbreak

On Friday, U.S. federal health officials announced a breakthrough in solving the mystery of why people are getting seriously ill from vaping. They detected vitamin E acetate – an oily, synthetic form of the vitamin commonly added to black-market THC vape products – in lung fluid samples taken from all of the patients they’ve tested so far. Read More >>

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Vape Litter Is Becoming an Environmental Disaster

Anyone who’s participated in a beach cleanup is familiar with the classic cup of cigarette butts. In the US, that collection of nasty, soggy, chemically laden remains of cigarettes is the top item – often numbering in the thousands per cleanup – found in the sand in many parts country, along with other bits of plastic pollution. Read More >>

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Health Officials Are Still Warning People to Stop Vaping Completely Over Lung Illness Cases – But Why?

In a new report out last week, health officials from the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have acknowledged that the wave of lung illness cases and deaths linked to vaping has a main bad guy: products that contain THC sold on the black market. But to the disappointment of some experts, the agency is still recommending that people avoid using any e-cigarette or vaping products, regardless of their drug contents or whether they’re sold legally. Read More >>

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E-Cigarette Vapour Linked to Lung Cancer in Mice

A new study out Monday is yet more evidence that vaping isn’t the safe alternative to smoking it was once thought to be. The researchers claims to have found evidence, in mice, that e-cigarette vapour is capable of causing certain kinds of cancer. But of course, there’s still a long way to go before we can know if the same is true in people and how large of a cancer risk it could pose. Read More >>

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Lab Test Finds Toxic Chemicals in Black Market THC Cartridges

A test of more than a dozen THC vape cartridges by NBC News has some produced some sobering results: Every sample bought on the black market was tainted by at least one toxic additive, including a chemical linked to the mysterious vaping illness that has sickened hundreds across the Atlantic. Read More >>

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Yet Another Person Has Died From Mystery Vaping Illness in the US, Bringing Reported Death Toll to 7

As people continue to debate the causes of an acute lung illness linked to vaping – and the actions needed to stop it – victims are still dying. On Monday, health officials in Tulare County in the US state of California reported that a resident died after developing lung injuries linked to vaping. The death marks the seventh similar fatality reported as of now, among hundreds more cases documented across half of the US. Read More >>

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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 >>