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Smokers, take note! E-cigarettes can also lead to cancer

Smokers, take note! E-cigarettes can also lead to cancer

Benzene, a component of gasoline, has been linked to a number of diseases, including leukemia and bone marrow failure.It is found in urban air because of industrial emissions and unburned gasoline in exhaust and fuel tank leakages.

Babies exposed to nicotine at higher risk for hearing loss

Babies exposed to nicotine at higher risk for hearing loss

Children with impaired auditory brainstem function are likely to have learning difficulties and problems with language development.

Teens using e-cigs are more likely to smoke cigarettes

Teens using e-cigs are more likely to smoke cigarettes

According to researchers, vaping is a "one-way bridge" to cigarette smoking for teenagers in the study published in journal Tobacco Control.

E-cigarettes may increase risk of cardiovascular diseases, says study

E-cigarettes may increase risk of cardiovascular diseases, says study

E-cigarettes may not be as harmless as believed, but a new study has revealed that regular vapers may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.

E-cigarettes may be luring low-risk youth to tobacco

E-cigarettes may be luring low-risk youth to tobacco

E-cigarettes -- seen as responsible for a decline in cigarette smoking among the youth -- are actually attracting a new population of adolescents who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco products, researchers warned.

Vape pens may up desire to smoke in young adults: Study

Vape pens may up desire to smoke in young adults: Study

Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Centre in the US found that young adult smokers exposed to the use of traditional cigarettes, first-generation e-cigarettes or second generation vape pens experienced an immediate, significant and lasting increase in the desire to smoke.

Electronic cigarettes equally harmful to gums as smoking

Electronic cigarettes equally harmful to gums as smoking

As per a recent survey, electronic cigarettes have been found to be equally harmful to gums and teeth as normal cigarettes.

E-cigarette prohibition will be a huge mistake: Experts

E-cigarette prohibition will be a huge mistake: Experts

Much of the campaign against e-cigarettes has been driven by emotion and ideology, not evidence," said Riccardo Polosa, Director of the Institute for Internal and Emergency Medicine at University of Catania in Italy.

Vapers urge WHO to back safer products for smokers

Vapers urge WHO to back safer products for smokers

Vapers on Wednesday called on the World Health Organisation to allow the world's one billion smokers to have equal access to safer alternatives to cigarettes such as the electronic cigarettes they smoke.

E-cigarettes linked to high risk of teen smoking

E-cigarettes linked to high risk of teen smoking

About one-third of teens in the US use e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid. 

E-cigarettes can reduce burden of smoking-related deaths in India

Use of electronic cigarettes has helped 6.1 million smokers in the European Union to quit smoking, according to a 2014 study that analysed data involving a representative sample of nearly 28,000 Europeans.

E-cigarettes can help kick the habit, say Indian researchers

More than one million Indians reportedly die annually because of smoking, making it the fourth leading cause of death due to non-communicable diseases (NCD) in the country.

Strawberry flavour increases toxicity in e-cigarettes

Are you addicted to flavoured e-cigarettes? If so, then think again before you use them.

E-cigarettes can help eliminate smoking in 30 years: Research

 Smoking, which can cause several ailments including cancer, can soon become a thing of the past if quality and diversity of vaping products continue to increase, and costs continue to fall, economists have estimated.

Vaping may improve respiration among smokers with asthma

Smokers with asthma who switch to vaping found significant improvement and fewer respiratory infections, according to a study.

Old e-cigarette device emits more harmful chemicals

The study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in the US found that e-cigarettes can lead to emissions of toxic chemicals such as acrolein and formaldehyde.

E-cigarettes can reduce mortality rate by 21 percent, reveals study

Evidence has suggested that increased use of e-cigarette can dramatically decrease cigarette smoking among youth and young adults, the researchers said, adding that vaping is likely to provide positive health benefits that outweigh the harm. 
 

Karnataka becomes third state to ban e-cigarettes in the country

Health Minister UT Khader said that the decision has been taken on the recommendation of the committee on cancer prevention.

Are e-cigarettes beneficial or cause harm? This is what experts say!

The team also warned that heavy regulation and taxation of e-cigarettes will counteract the benefit that these products can provide.

Kerala CM asks for steps to ban e-cigarettes

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday asked the health authorities to take steps to ban the use and sale of e-cigarettes in the state.