`Toxic` e-cigarette boosts superbugs, weakens immune system

The debate over the safety of e-cigarettes has taken another turn after a new study has revealed that vaping boosts superbugs and dampens the immune system.

Candy-flavoured e-cigarette ads can influence school kids

E-cigarettes are now the most commonly consumed nicotine product amongst children in countries with strong tobacco control policies, the study pointed out.

E-cigarettes not helping people quit smoking: Study

Electronic cigarettes that are widely promoted and used to help smokers quit traditional cigarettes are not assisting much in this task, says a new study.

E-cigarettes deliver `sufficient` nicotine to suppress smoking desire

A recent study found that e-cigarettes share a similar short-term safety profile as Nicorette products and are comparable in reducing tobacco withdrawal symptoms.

Beware! E-cigarettes may lead to cancer

Marketed as a safer alternative to conventional tobacco cigarettes, electronic cigarettes could actually damage cells in ways that could lead to cancer, suggests new research.

Chemical in e-cigarettes can damage lungs

A flavouring chemical linked to a severe respiratory disease has been found in more than 75 percent of flavoured electronic cigarettes and refill liquids tested by researchers at Harvard University.

US docs want stronger regulations of e-cigarettes

The AAP has urged the US Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems the same as other tobacco products.

How e-cigarettes, water pipes may lead to increased tobacco use

A recent study has revealed that the use of e-cigarettes and alternative tobacco products may lead to increased tobacco use.

Are e-cigarettes safe and effective?

Medical experts have questioned the evidence on safety and effectiveness, underpinning the recommendations of e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes new smoking gateway for teenagers: Study

 Young people who smoke electronic cigarettes are considerably more likely to start smoking traditional cigarettes within a year than their peers who do not smoke e-cigarettes, new research shows.

How e-cigarettes can be lethal for children

Substances used in e-cigarettes such as liquid nicotine can be fatal if ingested, yet most parents who use e-cigarettes are not aware of the dangers, finds a new study done at the Washington University school of medicine in St. Louis.

Unsafe storage of e-cigarettes could be deadly for kids

If you are using e-cigarettes, make sure to keep the liquid mixture of nicotine and other compounds away from the reach of children, new research suggests.

Youngsters believe hookahs, e-cigarettes safer than cigarettes

A new study has suggested that young adults under 25 believe hookah and e-cigarettes are safer than cigarettes, when compared to 25 to 34-year-olds.

Young adults think hookah, e-cigarettes safer than cigarettes

 Young adults under 25 are more likely to believe that hookah and e-cigarettes are safer than cigarettes, a new US study has found.

E-cigarettes can trigger smoking in teens

While electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are generally assumed to be less harmful, new research has found that teenagers who use these cigarettes are more likely to smoke conventional cigarettes, cigars and hookahs over the next year compared with nonusers.

E-cigarettes may be as addictive as traditional ones

 E-cigarettes may be as addictive as traditional ones as they contain nicotine in the most addictive form, researchers say.

E-cig risks unclear to smokers

A new study has suggested that consumers are unclear about the risks or benefits of e-cigarettes.

Is smoking finally on its way to being stubbed out?

 A new study has suggested that stubbing out smoking may be possible.

E-cigarettes safer than normal cigarettes? Experts say otherwise

 A simple search on the internet for electronic, or e-cigarettes, throws up a wide variety of choices of online shopping sites to buy them from. Often marketed as the 'safer' choice to normal cigarettes, which experts junk as a gimmick, e-cigarettes bypass regulations and may actually lead one to take up active smoking.

E-cigarette flavourings can alter lung function

Certain flavourings used in the liquid for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) may adversely affect the lungs by changing important cellular functions in their tissue, says a new study.