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No Wonder The Teens Are Vaping

No wonder the teens are vaping

April 6, 2018

A study shows Facebook is doing a bad job of policing tobacco-adjacent ads, even in accordance with its own policies. Facebook doesn’t allow paid tobacco advertisements, but the platform is chock full of brand-sponsored pages for nicotine products ranging from…

The Formaldehyde In Your E-Cigs

The Formaldehyde in Your E-Cigs

April 4, 2018

Recently, there has been a shift away from calling e-cigarettes “e-cigs.” In public health circles, people now tend to call them by what they do: deliver nicotine to the inhaler. Thus, the term Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, ENDS for short,…

E-cigarettes Don’t Need Nicotine To Be Toxic

E-cigarettes don’t need nicotine to be toxic

March 30, 2018

Vaped liquids produce gases that can damage and kill human cells Think electronic cigarettes without nicotine are harmless? Think again. A new study shows that the flavorings in e-cigs can harm human infection-fighting cells. E-cigarettes work by heating a flavored…

Kid-friendly E-cigarette Ads Appear To Work

Kid-friendly e-cigarette ads appear to work

March 27, 2018

Cartoon characters hawking candy flavors can encourage nonsmoking teens to vape or smoke In the United States, cartoon characters are a no-no in cigarette ads, and candy- or fruit-flavored cigarettes can’t be sold. But that’s not the case for e-cigarettes,…

Stevensville Woman Injured When E-cigarette Explodes

Stevensville woman injured when e-cigarette explodes

March 19, 2018

STEVENSVILLE — A 19-year-old Cloverfields woman was injured Friday, March 16, when her electronic cigarette exploded, catching her clothes on fire. According to a report from the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, the woman said the device exploded as she…

While You Were Streaming

While You Were Streaming

March 16, 2018

A report by Truth Initiative¬Æ “While You Were Streaming: Tobacco Use Sees a Renormalization in On-Demand Digital Content, Diluting Progress in Broadcast & Theaters,” reveals that 79 percent of the shows most popular with young people aged 15-24 depict smoking…

E-cigarette Studies Bust Safety Myth

E-cigarette studies bust safety myth

March 5, 2018

Two new studies on e-cigarettes showed they contain cancer-causing chemicals and are associated with future cigarette smoking in teens. University of California, San Francisco researchers who authored the studies raised concerns about the attractiveness of e-cigarettes to youths in light…

Bad News: Your E-Cig Vapors Might Contain Lead

Bad News: Your E-Cig Vapors Might Contain Lead

February 22, 2018

A new study found toxic levels of metals, including lead, in e-cigarette vapors Lots of questions still linger about e-cigarettes, including just what you’re breathing in when you vape. New study findings show that the vapors from a variety of…

Scientists Identify 3 Very Toxic Vape Juice Flavors

Scientists Identify 3 Very Toxic Vape Juice Flavors

January 31, 2018

Unfortunately, they’re pretty common. Vapers have long claimed that using e-cigarettes is safer than smoking tobacco, and they’re right & mostly. Earlier in January, public health experts weighed in on the issue, saying that, while vaping is indeed safer than…

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