STORY AT-A-GLANCE A June 2020 study reported that national smoking rates inversely correlated with COVID-19 mortality. In countries with hot weather, each percentage point increase in smoking rate was associated with a 0.147 per 100,000 population decrease in mortalityA systematic review and meta-analysis of 22 studies, however, found smoking modestly increased the risk of more … Continue reading Vaping Increases Youths’ Risk of COVID-19
E-cigarettes were initially thought to be a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, but a recent outbreak of serious lung illnesses and deaths linked to the nicotine delivery devices called that belief into question. Now, a new case report details another type of lung illness in a 15-year-old girl who regularly used e-cigarettes: necrotizing pneumonia. Necrotizing … Continue reading ‘Necrotizing Pneumonia’ – The New Vaping Hazard
Daniel Ament went to sleep one day and woke up months later with a new set of lungs. Ament, 17 and a high school junior in Grosse Pointe, Mich., (anonymously) made headlines this past fall after becoming the first person to receive a double lung transplant due to what doctors attribute to vaping-related damage. But Ament—who spent … Continue reading The Teenager Who Needed a Double Lung Transplant Because He Vaped has something to say to you
People should stop using e-cigarettes, especially those with marijuana ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), U.S. public health officials recommended on Friday, as an investigation into illnesses and deaths related to vaping deepens. E-cigarettes have been marketed as tools to help smokers quit, but rising use among youth in the United States and a spate of severe lung … Continue reading U.S. CDC recommends against using vapes with marijuana ingredient
E-cigarettes contain a vaporizable liquid, made up of a number of chemicals, among them propylene glycol, glycerol, nicotine (or no-nicotine) and a variety of flavoring substances. New research shows that the real danger may be in how these compounds change when heated. To use an e-cigarette, you insert the liquid and apply electricity, which heats … Continue reading Electronic Cigarettes – The Bad & The Ugly. There is No Good.
A 24-year-old man in Texas died after a vape pen exploded in his face, according to a medical examiner. William Brown from Fort Worth was using a vape pen when it exploded, severing his left carotid artery and causing him to have a "cerebral infarction," i.e., a stroke, according to a preliminary report from the … Continue reading This 24-Year-Old Man Died After An E-Cigarette Exploded In His Face
As more states continue to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana, questions concerning the health risks associated with the substance and its various consumption methods are on the rise. For example, what are the effects of vaporizing marijuana versus smoking it? Although limited research currently exists, there is some data and anecdotal evidence that can offer a … Continue reading Why Vaping Marijuana is SO SO DANGEROUS to Your Health
Australian researchers tested 10 different "nicotine-free" vape liquids to find 60 percent of them contain nicotine. People have been arguing for years over the purported health benefits of vapes. While experts insist that the liquids used in e-cigarettes contain a bevy of harmful chemicals—including carcinogens—advocates typically take a “lesser of two evils” line of argument, based … Continue reading Sorry, but Your Nicotine-Free Vape Probably Contains Nicotine
E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones triggered by regular cigarettes, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Immune responses are the biological reactions of cells and fluids to an outside substance the body doesn't recognize as its … Continue reading TO VAPE OR NOT TO VAPE – PROBABLY A GOOD IDEA NOT TO!