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Vaping may harm fertility in young women, finds study

Many young and pregnant women are using e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking, but little is known about the effects on fertility and pregnancy outcomes. E-cigarettes are driving increases in tobacco product use among youth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of middle and high school students using e-cigarettes […]

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Vaping can increase depression risk, finds new study

The researchers found a strong association between vaping and depression in a study of nearly 900,000 U.S. adults. The apparent culprit: nicotine. “There is a potential risk between e-cigarette use and depression,” said lead researcher Dr Olufunmilayo Obisesan. She is a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, in […]

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17-year-old undergoes double lung transplant due to vaping-related illness

Doctors at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit performed what they believe is the United States’ first double lung transplant on a patient whose lungs were damaged after vaping, according to the hospital. The male patient, who turned 17 while recovering at the hospital, wants to remain anonymous for now, but was described as a […]

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Chemicals in e-cigarette flavours could harm respiratory tract, reveals study

Chemicals in e-cig flavours could harm respiratory tract, reveals study

The results point to the need to further study how the highly popular cigarette alternatives affect human bodies, researchers say. In test tube experiments, the researchers exposed cells from the lining of human airways to two flavouring compounds: diacetyl – a chemical with a butter-like smell – and its ‘chemical cousin’ 2, 3-pentanedione. In the […]

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Now, UK study shows e-cigarettes initiates cigarette smoking

Teenagers! Here’s what happens to your body when you vape

  If you are trying to nip the bud and are striving hard to do so, you’re not alone. Approximately seven out of ten smokers say they want to quit smoking, but find it difficult to do so. Often, an alternative most people turn to is electronic cigarettes to transition from traditional ones. E-cigarettes are […]

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Union cabinet bans e-cigarettes in India

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharam on Wednesday announced that the Cabinet has approved the decision to ban e-cigarettes. The minister made the announcement at a press conference in Delhi after the Cabinet meeting. The decision means that production, manufacture, sale, advertisement and distribution of e-cigarettes will not be allowed. Sitharaman said that the government will bring […]

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Second-hand vaping: The latest vaping health risk

Products like Juul are wildly addictive and popular among teens, leading to what some are calling an epidemic of nicotine use. Lately, researchers have been discovering that it’s not only those who use vaping products themselves who are harmed – other people in the vicinity can be breathing in ‘second-hand’ fumes, a phenomenon now dubbed […]

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E-cigarettes change blood vessels after just one use, reveals study

The study, published Tuesday in the journal Radiology, concluded that vaping temporarily impacts blood vessel function in healthy people. Using MRI scans, it found, for example, changes in blood flow within the femoral artery in the leg after just one use. The researchers couldn’t determine which chemical might be responsible for the changes they observed. […]

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Scientists show how vaping induces reactions in lungs that can lead to disease

In a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the UNC scientists found that the lungs of vapers, like the lungs of smokers, have elevated levels of protease enzymes, a condition known to cause emphysema in smokers. The researchers also found that the nicotine in vaping liquids is responsible for […]

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