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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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We Asked a Biologist What Would Happen If You Vaped Venom’s Alien Goo

Venom – Sony’s recently released tale of the world’s worst journalist and his head-chomping pet alien parasite – poses a number of interesting questions, such as “Is this movie bad or perfect dumb fun?” “Where do the heads go when Venom eats them?” and “What kind of accent, exactly, is Tom Hardy trying to do here?” Leaving the cinema on Saturday, however, one thought in particular stuck with me: “What would happen if you crammed Venom in an e-cigarette and vaped it?” Read More >>

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Juul Labs Gets Restraining Order on 30 Chinese Entities Selling Knockoffs on eBay

Juul Labs, the embattled manufacturer of the eponymous (and extremely popular among teens) Juul e-cigarette, is cracking down on Chinese knockoffs being sold on eBay. Read More >>

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Government Told to be Nicer to Vapers

A committee of MPs looking into the modern issue of vaping has declared it basically a good thing that should be encouraged, as current thinking suggests there's little evidence that e-cigs are a "gateway" to real old fashioned smoking, and that any option that keeps people away from the old cancerous type of burny-burny cigarettes ought to be embraced and more easily prescribed by doctors. Read More >>

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Regularly Inhaling Chemical Gas Apparently Still Not a Great Idea for Your Health

You know how all the smokers switched from analogue cigarettes to new and supposedly healthier digital versions that need batteries and fluids purchasing from the weird shops that are popping up everywhere? Because it's so much healthier? Well, now they say switching from warm smoky air to cold apple-flavoured air isn't all that amazing a change to make, as huffing vapourised chemical compounds gives your lungs an entirely new collection of shit to deal with. 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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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 >>