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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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Can You Vape to Death?

I never thought I’d see the day, but vaping—the bejewelled fedora of nicotine delivery methods—is starting to seem a lot less ridiculous. Or, at least, somewhat less ridiculous. Juuling teens are still reliably funny. But at the same time, there are real, credentialed doctors out there making a case for vaping as a viable alternative to conventional smoking. One doctor, speaking to the New Yorker, claimed that if 10 per cent of the cigarette smoking population switched over to e-cigs, 6.6 million lives would be saved. Of course, we’re still unclear on what the long-term risks might be—some studies have suggested that e-cig vapour can be carcinogenic, and contain arsenic and lead. So if we’re all going to switch over to vaping, it might be useful at least to know, in the short-term, if it could possibly kill you. 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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Health Watchdog Wants Vaping Dens in Hospitals

Public Health England has carried out a monster review of the e-cigarette world, and has decided they're so much better for the health of smokers that vaping products should be sold in hospital shops and their use embraced on the premises, as an aid to assisting those who can't fully quit to transition to the electronic world. Read More >>

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E-Cig Vapour Might Be Carcinogenic, Mice Study Suggests

The growing popularity of electronic cigarettes has led to an increasingly fierce public health dispute—the great vape debate, if you will. On the one hand, there are doctors and advocates who insist that vaping is a relatively safe, appealing way for smokers to wean themselves off much more dangerous tobacco products. On the other, there are those who say that vaping’s risks are unclear and might still rival that of traditional smoking. A study in mice, published yesterday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is sure to provide fodder for both sides. Read More >>

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Fake Health News Can Damage Your Real Health

Research into the weird world of fictional news spread online by bots has found that it could have a negative effect on the health of the more gullible readers, with fake health news and reports suckering some people in with their wicked lies. 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 >>

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Study Shows E-Cigarettes Cause Lung Damage

A recent study has shown that electronic cigarettes can cause lung damage and are definitely not a harmless alternative to cigarettes. Read More >>

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Half of All UK Vapers Have Ditched the Death Sticks

Regardless of how you feel about e-cigarettes, and the people that use them, it seems like they're doing a decent job of helping people quit smoking. A new study claims that half of all UK vapers are former smokers who have managed to completely ditch the cancer sticks. Read More >>

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Non-smokers are Getting into Vaping

A survey of vaping paraphernalia shops has found that pretty much all of them are breaking industry guidelines by selling their fancy flavoured electronic cigarettes to people who don't and never have smoked. Read More >>

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Man Loses Seven Teeth After E-Cigarette Explodes in His Face

If you’re someone who occasionally puffs on electronic cigarettes, you should stop right now. Because when shit goes awry, it turns into a disgusting scene of blood, charred skin, and broken bones. Read More >>

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Sorry Everyone, US Surgeon General Says Vaping Is ‘Unsafe’ For Youth

Today Vivek H. Murthy, 19th Surgeon General of the United States, delivered some sobering news to rebellious kids who think they look badass while completely obscured by a cloud of flavoured water vapour: e-cigarette use by youth and young adults isn’t safe. Read More >>

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The Best Box Mods: Next-Level Vaping Beyond E Cigs

Looking to move up in the vaping world? It's time to start considering the best box mods. I've already rounded up a range of entry level, mass market e-cig devices, the best e-cig 'eGo' devices that people just starting out with vaping might pick up to test the waters. Now attentions are being turned to the ever growing market of box mod vaping kits, which represent a step up in vaping quality experience and customisation for the more serious user. If you're looking to upgrade to one of the best box mods, this should help you find the one for you. Read More >>