Jury still out on 'benefits' of e-cigarettes

Scientists are debating perception of E-Cigarettes that it helps smokers quit, ban reflexes and does no harm.

E-cigarettes emissions can actually damage lung cells

Electronic cigarettes may not be that safe after all, as a new study suggests that emissions from e-cigarette can actually damage lung cells.

'Campus cash helping US students buy cigarettes'

Of the top 100 universities as ranked by the US News and World Report, 11 allow tobacco sales and 13 allow e-cigarette sales on "campus cash" debit cards that are commonly prepaid by parents, says a study by University of Colorado's cancer centre.

E-cigarettes use rising among US teenagers: Survey

While use of cigarettes, alcohol and abuse of pain relievers among US teenagers has declined since 2013, use of e-cigarettes has gone up considerably, a survey says.

E-cigarettes expose rising number of non-smoking teens to nicotine use

A new research has revealed that e-cigarettes expose rising number of non-smoking teens to nicotine use.

E-cigarettes not as addictive as tobacco counterparts

Scientists have found that E-cigarettes are less addictive for smokers than cigarettes containing tobacco.

E-cigarettes contain 10 times amount carcinogens as regular tobacco: Research

E-cigarettes contain 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said Thursday, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking.

Beware! E-ciggs can give your PC malware
Beware! E-ciggs can give your PC malware

A new study has revealed that electronic cigarettes have become the latest vector for malicious software that can be transmitted to computers.

Smoking e-cigs can considerably reduce tobacco cravings

 A new research has demonstrated that e-cigarettes successfully reduce cravings for tobacco cigarettes, with only minimal side effects.

Studies of "vaping" brain may offer clues on smoking addiction

British scientists say they have found the best way yet to analyse the effects of smoking on the brain -- by taking functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of people while they puff on e-cigarettes.

Harsh Vardhan for complete ban on e-cigarettes

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has favoured a complete ban on e-cigarettes and all products described as "Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)".

'E-cigarettes won't help cancer patients kick the butt'

E-cigarettes may do more harm than good to cancer patients as researchers have found that those using e-cigarettes (in addition to traditional cigarettes) are equally or less likely to quit smoking traditional cigarettes than non-users.

Thailand may ban import of hookah pipes, shisha, e-cigarettes

 Thailand may stop the import of hookah pipes, shisha and e-cigarettes as they can be as harmful as cigarettes, officials said.

UN report on e-cigarettes is flawed, say critics

Health experts fearing a clampdown on e-cigarettes said today a UN report on the device had exaggerated their health risk and underplayed their role as a safe alternative to tobacco.

Smoking e-cigs may lead to drug addiction

A new study has observed that smoking e-cigarettes may encourage the addiction to other substances, such as marijuana and cocaine.

Beware! Cigarette substitutes bad for bones

Are you trying e-cigarettes or other nicotine replacement therapies to overcome addiction to cigarette smoking? Be warned, as they are not as safe as you might have assumed, said a study.

WHO wants ban on use of e-ciggs indoors

The World Health Organization has said that use of e-cigarettes should be banned indoors, while sale of the device to children should stop as well.

World`s leading lung organizations want to ban or restrict e- cigarettes use

A position statement on electronic cigarettes has been released by the experts from the world`s leading lung organizations to ban or restrict their use until their health impacts are better known.

Hookah next big threat for US youth: Study

While cigarette use is on the decline among US youth, an alarming number of high school students are turning to hookahs, cigars and smokeless tobacco products, researchers warned.

E-cigarettes may be able to help quit smoking

A new study by Dennis Nowak et al. has concluded that E-cigarettes are likely to terminate smoking and may just be able to lessen the risk of nicotine dependency in high-risk groups.