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E-cigarettes help quit smoking according to English research

The use of e-cigarettes raised several controversies over the last few years. A recent study from the from University College of London (UCL) found these devices helped about 16,000-22,000 English smokers quit in 2014.

Op-Ed: E-cigarette adverts extend out to children and teens

A new review of the market reach of advertising for electronic cigarettes has found the adverts are hitting school-aged children. This runs contrary to assurances provided by manufacturers of the devices.

E-cigarettes win approval as 'a medicine’ in U.K.

London - E-cigarettes, which remain controversial, have been granted "medicinal" status in the U.K. This means some medical doctors could soon be prescribing the nicotine infused devices to patients.

Already booming market for e-cigarettes boosted by legal weed

Denver - Technology and entrepreneurs drive everything in America, the business. Now it is enabling people to use cigarettes or marijuana without creating smoke.

Spain plans to ban e-cigarettes in public places (updated)

Madrid - It seems that those who switched to electronic cigarettes to avoid having to go outside to smoke will now have to do the same with their e-cigarettes. Spain's Ministry of Health wishes to apply similar legislation as with tobacco products.

Spanish doctors say e-cigarettes no safer than the real thing

Madrid - Spain's Association of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery, a top Spanish medical association, is warning that the vapor of e-cigarettes has pretty much the same bad effects as regular cigarettes.

E-Cigs picking up steam right across Canada and abroad Special

The new craze these days is tobacco harm reduction. Smokers are turning to electronic cigarettes as an aid to quit smoking.

Are e-cigarettes safe to use?

Some people use them as an alternative to real cigarettes, others use them because they need to quit smoking. Whatever their motivation for smoking them, e-cigarettes are growing in popularity. But are they a safe alternative to real cigarettes?

One in five U.S. smokers has tried an electronic cigarette

Data from the U.S. indicates that the proportion of cigarette smokers in the U.S. who have used an electronic cigarette has doubled over a 12-month period.

UK police close highway in e-cigarette terror scare on bus

The highway was cordoned off and a bus evacuated as a result of reports of "suspicious activity" due to vapor coming from a passenger's bag.

DOT: Electronic cigarettes included in tobacco ban on US flights

Washington - The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has recently announced their position on the use of electronic cigarettes on airplanes and say that the ban on smoking in the skies includes the popular alternative to tobacco use.

FDA Does Not Have Authority to Regulate Electronic Cigarettes

A recent decision by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon will now mean that electronic cigarettes cannot be regulated by the FDA.

E-Cigarettes Coming Under Fire From Health Officials

If it looks like a cigarette, acts like a cigarette, and eases your nicotine cravings like a cigarette, it must be a cigarette. Right? Well…not exactly. It’s an electronic cigarette, and it's raising concerns with health officials.

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Electronic cigarettes with different flavored E liquid are seen on display on September 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida
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