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New doubts cast over e-cigarettes

University of Connecticut scientists have published a study that shows electronic cigarettes ('e-cigarettes') are potentially as harmful as tobacco cigarettes.

Nicotine enters the body via the skin as well as lungs

For tobacco smokers, and those who favor e-cigarettes, nicotine not only enters the body via the lungs but also through the skin, according to new research.

Number of children poisoned by E-cigarettes has skyrocketed

The number of children under the age of six poisoned by the nicotine found in E-cigarettes soared an astounding 1,500 percent between 2013 and 2015, according to data collected from the National Poison Data System.

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.

Teen vapers more likely to turn to tobacco products

The debate about e-cigarettes and the relationship to tobacco products has moved up a notch following a new study about teen vapers in the U.S. The study shows a link to tobacco products.

Congress passes bill requiring childproof liquid nicotine bottles

Washington - It's called the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act, and it's intended to keep kids safer by making it more difficult for sticky little fingers to get into yummy-looking but highly toxic liquid nicotine. Congress passed the measure on Monday.

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.

U.K. begins new health promotion campaign

London - Getting people to quit smoking forms the basis of a new raft of health measures put forward by Public Health England. The health agency also has something to say about e-cigarettes.

Dental hygienists raise e-cigarette concerns

Toronto - Canada’s dental hygienists have raised concerns about the impact of e-cigarettes on the nation’s oral health, noting a decline in the conditions of e-cigarette smokers' mouths, particularly in youth.

Doubts cast over e-cigarette research

London - Public Health England recently stated that e-cigarettes are safe. However, according to The Lancet, the report relied on evidence provided by scientists funded by the vaping industry.

Vaping is safer than smoking, new study

London - The e-cigarette versus traditional tobacco smoking has edged forward with a new study concluding e-cigarettes are safer than smoking tobacco products.

Op-Ed: More young people are trying vaping than smoking

London - More school children in England, aged between 11 and 15, have tried electronic cigarettes than have tried smoking conventional cigarettes, according to government figures.

Op-Ed: Use of e-cigs in public spaces to be banned in Wales

Cardiff - The Labour controlled devolved government in Wales, UK, announced, June 9, that it would seek to introduce a wide ranging ban on e-cigarettes in public places.

E-cigarette use rises among teenagers

Many teenagers, including those who have never smoked traditional tobacco products, have begun experimenting with e-cigarettes.

U.S. bill would ban marketing, sale of e-cigarettes to children

A group of U.S. senators is proposing a law banning the marketing and selling of e-cigarettes to children. A recent study showed buying the products is easy for minors.

E-cigarettes affect immune system in lab study

A new laboratory study raises safety concerns about e-cigarettes. The study examined the effect of vapor exposure in mice, and concluded that the longer-term use of e-cigarettes can affect the immune system.

California lawmakers take a look at banning ‘vaping’ in public

Legislators in California are not willing to wait on the Food and Drug Administration regulations on vaping and e-cigarettes and are considering legislation conflating vaping with traditional smoking with the same type of bans and restrictions.

E-cigarettes leading to fires in the U.K., averaging one per week

E-cigarettes haven't been around so long and while some stats suggest they are a healthier choice for those who smoke, other stats show them to still be a fire hazard. In the U.K., they would seem to be causing about a fire each and every week now.

Op-Ed: E-cigarette criticisms are alarmist and unfounded

Cigarette smokers have been trying for years to quit smoking, many do succeed, but more than two-thirds that try simply quit quitting and carry on. But now the e-cigarette has given smokers trying to give up new hope.

UN report on e-cigarettes is flawed, say critics

Paris - Health experts fearing a clampdown on e-cigarettes said Friday a UN report on the device had exaggerated their health risk and underplayed their role as a safe alternative to tobacco.

WHO calls for a ban of e-cigarettes indoors

Geneva - The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on e-cigarettes to be banned from indoor public spaces. Furthermore, the United Nations Agency has said that the devices pose a risk to adolescents and the fetuses of pregnant women.

E-cigarettes could be tempting youths into smoking

A new report has indicated that the electronic cigarettes currently flooding the smoking market could be proving tempting to youngsters looking to start the practice, lending evidence to the argument that "e-cigs" encourage youth smoking.

WHO calls for ban on e-cigarette sales to minors

Geneva - The World Health Organization called Tuesday on governments to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, warning they pose a "serious threat" to unborn babies and young people.

Bill will allow e-cigarettes to be sold to inmates

There’s a new bill in town for Raleigh, N.C., and its purpose is to allow jails throughout the state to sell e-cigarettes to prisoners. The only step left is for Governor Pat McCrory to sign the bill into action.

Man dies after e-cigarette 'explodes' due to 'unbranded' charger

Ringwood - According to reports from firefighters a 62-year-old man was attempting to charge an e-cigarette when it exploded, igniting some nearby oxygen equipment

The FDA pushes purposed rule to regulate more tobacco products

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported there are over 215 complaints each month about electric cigarettes.

E-cigarettes help smokers quit more than nicotine patches

A study has appeared to show than e-cigarettes are more effective than nicotine patches and gum in helping people to quit smoking.

Increase in e-cigarette-related calls to poison centers

Washington - The number of calls to poison centers involving e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine rose from one per month in September 2010 to 215 per month in February 2014, according to the U.S. CDC.

Op-Ed: Will marijuana vaping escape San Fran's e-cig ban?

San Francisco is not a tobacco-friendly town. The city has strict regulations that prohibit smoking outside bars and at ATM machines, but a loophole in the law currently provides favorable treatment for those who use marijuana pens.
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