Abstract Purpose This study aimed to assess whether youth cigarette and electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use are associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms, testing, and diagnosis. Methods An online national survey of adolescents and young adults (n = 4,351) aged 13–24 years was conducted in May 2020. Multivariable logistic regression assessed relationships among COVID-19–related symptoms, testing, and diagnosis and cigarettes only, e-cigarettes only and dual use, … Continue reading Association Between Youth Smoking, Electronic Cigarette Use, and 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 pneumonia is an uncommon complication of pneumonia. It destroys areas … Continue reading ‘Necrotizing Pneumonia’ – The New Vaping Hazard
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 it until it vaporizes. The chemicals inside the fluid undergo … 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 Tarrant County medical examiner’s office. He died two days later … Continue reading This 24-Year-Old Man Died After An E-Cigarette Exploded In His Face
A new scientific study has exposed some real health effects of vaping As e-cigarettes become more and more popular as a smoke-free alternative to tobacco cigarettes, a new scientific study has exposed some real health effects of “vaping. “While aldehydes, chemicals like formaldehyde that are known to cause cancer in humans, have been found in e-cigarette emissions by numerous studies. There is still some disagreement … Continue reading Study Reveals E-Cigs/Vape Pens Are LOADED With Toxic Cancer Causing Chemicals.
Just because it’s sweet, doesn’t mean it’s better for you. A recently published study discovered that chemicals and liquids used in flavoring e-cigarettes could result in a “significant inflammation” of monocytes, a type of white blood cell in the body. Additionally, the study pointed out that a lot of these compounds are toxic – with cinnamon, vanilla, and buttery flavors ranked to be worst – and that mixing e-cigarette flavors harms … Continue reading Vaping & e-Cigarettes Proving to be HAZARDOUS to Your Health – Yes, the Nicotine Free Ones Too!!!
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 own. Such immune responses play roles in disease, including lung … Continue reading TO VAPE OR NOT TO VAPE – PROBABLY A GOOD IDEA NOT TO!