E-cigarettes linked to risk of heart attack and stroke: study

E-cigarettes linked to risk of heart attack and stroke: study

London, September 11 (IANS) Vaping e-cigarettes with nicotine may cause stiffening of the arteries in humans and that may increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes in later life, researchers have found.   Researchers conducted a study that included young adults — average age of 26 — with no history of electronic cigarette use […]

Scientific evidence grows for e-cigarettes as quit-smoking aids

Scientific evidence grows for e-cigarettes as quit-smoking aids

LONDON, September 14 (Reuters) – Electronic cigarettes may have helped about 18,000 people in England to give up smoking last year and there is no evidence of any serious side effects associated with their use for up to two years, according to studies published on Tuesday.   Researchers at University College London (UCL) analysed the […]

E-cigarettes can help eliminate smoking in 30 years: Research

E-cigarettes can help eliminate smoking in 30 years: Research

Bengaluru, August 24 (IANS) Smoking, which can cause several ailments including cancer, can soon become a thing of the past if quality and diversity of vaping products continue to increase, and costs continue to fall, economists have estimated.   “If product quality and diversity continue to increase, and costs continue to fall, within 20 years […]

E-cigarettes not helping people quit smoking: Study

E-cigarettes not helping people quit smoking: Study

New York, (IANS) Electronic cigarettes that are widely promoted and used to help smokers quit traditional cigarettes are not assisting much in this task, says a new study.   A new analysis by the University of California-San Francisco has found that ‘vapers’ — dedicated enthusiasts of electronic cigarettes — are 28 percent less likely to […]

Beware! E-cigarettes may lead to cancer

New York, December 29 (IANS): Marketed as a safer alternative to conventional tobacco cigarettes, electronic cigarettes could actually damage cells in ways that could lead to cancer, suggests new research.   In laboratory tests, the researchers found that even nicotine-free versions of e-cigarettes could make human cells cancerous.   “Based on the evidence to date, […]

Chemical in e-cigarettes can damage lungs

Chemical in e-cigarettes can damage lungs

New York, (IANS) A flavouring chemical linked to a severe respiratory disease has been found in more than 75 percent of flavoured electronic cigarettes and refill liquids tested by researchers at Harvard University.   Two other potentially harmful related compounds were also found in many of the tested flavours which included varieties with potential appeal […]

E-cigarettes new smoking gateway for teenagers: Study

E-cigarettes new smoking gateway for teenagers: Study

New York,  (IANS) Young people who smoke electronic cigarettes are considerably more likely to start smoking traditional cigarettes within a year than their peers who do not smoke e-cigarettes, new research shows. [google_ad_728_90_text] According to an analysis led by University of Pittsburgh and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Centre, more youth in the US than […]

How e-cigarettes can be lethal for children

How e-cigarettes can be lethal for children

Washington, (IANS) Substances used in e-cigarettes such as liquid nicotine can be fatal if ingested, yet most parents who use e-cigarettes are not aware of the dangers, finds a new study done at the Washington University school of medicine in St. Louis.   Instead of tobacco, e-cigarettes vaporise a liquid mixture of nicotine, glycerine and […]

Unsafe storage of e-cigarettes could be deadly for kids

Unsafe storage of e-cigarettes could be deadly for kids

New York, (IANS) If you are using e-cigarettes, make sure to keep the liquid mixture of nicotine and other compounds away from the reach of children, new research suggests.   Instead of tobacco, those who use e-cigarettes vaporise a liquid mixture of nicotine, glycerin and glycol ethers. The liquid form is flavoured, which appeals to […]

UK study endorses “game-changing” e-cigarettes for first time

UK study endorses “game-changing” e-cigarettes for first time

LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Health officials in Britain have for the first time endorsed e-cigarettes, saying they are 95 percent safer than tobacco equivalents and even suggesting doctors should be able to prescribe the “game-changing” devices to smokers trying to quit. [google_ad_728_90_text] E-cigarettes, which allow users to inhale nicotine-laced vapour but contain no tobacco, […]