'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.

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.

WHO urged to stop controlling and suppressing use of e-cigarettes

A letter signed by more than 50 researchers and public health specialists has urged the World Health Organization (WHO) to "resist the urge to control and suppress e-cigarettes".

World No Tobacco Day: Top scientists warn WHO not to stub out e-cigarettes

A group of 53 leading scientists has warned the World Health Organisation not to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products, arguing that doing so would jeopardise a major opportunity to slash disease and deaths caused by smoking.

E-ciggies `not a healthy alternative to smoking`

Researchers have said that "buyer beware" caveat holds true when it comes to the unknown health effects of e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes may have unknown health risks: Study

E-smokers beware! There is not enough evidence to prove the claim that e-cigarettes are an healthy alternative to smoking.

Young parents smoking e-cigarettes believe devices safer for those around them

Researchers have showed that many young parents are using electronic cigarettes, and despite any evidence for safety, the vast majority of young adults who have used the devices believe they are less harmful than regular cigarettes.

E-cigarettes now under scanner in US

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the US has laid out proposals to regulate tobacco products that include e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco.

E-cigarettes to be regulated under new US plan

US regulators proposed new restrictions today on the soaring 2 billion USD market in e-cigarettes, which until now have been free from federal oversight.

E-cigarettes next big smoking poison, warns study

The fast spreading e-cigarettes are undoing the anti-smoking efforts of the last three decades, health experts warn.

Are e-cigarettes a cause of concern?

With sales of electronic cigarettes, or "e-cigarettes," going up and expected to hit 1.5 billion dollars this year, concerns over potential health risks of using the trendy devices are also gaining momentum and political clout.

New York City Council votes to add e-cigarettes to smoking ban

The New York City Council voted to add electronic cigarettes to the city`s strict smoking ban on Thursday, in what could be the latest of many anti-tobacco measures put in place by outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg.