E-cigarettes cause equal heart health risks as tobacco cigarettes, study suggests

Fetterman and colleagues studied over 400 men and women, ages 21 to 45 years, who had not been diagnosed with heart disease or heart disease risk factors. Study participants included 94 nonsmokers, 285 cigarette smokers, 36 e-cigarette users, and 52 dual users who smoke combustible cigarettes and use e-cigarettes.

May 03, 2020, 12:05 PM IST

Home Ministry asks states to enforce ban on e-cigarette

The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Ordinance, 2019, was promulgated on September 18 for banning the production, sale and purchase of electronic cigarettes in the interest of public health.

Nov 20, 2019, 16:11 PM IST

Centre to pass taxation, ban on e-cigarettes, bankruptcy among 27 new bills in Parliament's winter session

The Parliament's Winter Session, which will end on December 13, will see a total of 20 sittings.

Nov 17, 2019, 12:43 PM IST

Parliament session: Tax, e-cigarette ordinances to be replaced

The government will also present a half-yearly review of the trends in receipts and expenditure in relation to the budget at the end of the first half of the Financial year 2018-2019 under sub-section (1) of Section 7 of the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003, the list stated.

Nov 17, 2019, 11:12 AM IST

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi wishes Lata Mangeshkar, urges people to felicitate daughters

In his Mann Ki Baat address, PM Narendra Modi also urged people to felicitate their daughters by organising special programmes during Diwali as the girls are making huge contributions for nation building.

Sep 29, 2019, 13:00 PM IST

FM reminds Biocon chief of govt's fiscal steps on growth revival

To a suggestion by Shaw that Sitharaman should rather announce some fiscal measures to support growth, the Minister responded that she has been speaking about the economic measures taken by he government regularly.

Sep 19, 2019, 14:27 PM IST

What is an e-cigarette, why is it harmful and why has it been banned. All you need to know

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave an approval to ban electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes. The production, manufacturing, import/export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertising related to e-cigarettes have been banned with immediate effect.

Sep 18, 2019, 16:03 PM IST

India bans e-cigarettes in setback for Juul, Philip Morris

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told a media briefing that an executive order will be passed to ban the products, which the government believes will advance tobacco control efforts in the country.

Sep 18, 2019, 15:54 PM IST

Govt bans e-cigarettes and e-hookas, announces jail term and fine for violations

In a major decision, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to ban production, export, import and distribution of e-cigarettes. 

Sep 18, 2019, 15:34 PM IST

WHO calls for increased global action against tobacco

Although tobacco use has declined in most countries and regions, population growth means the total number of people using tobacco has remained stubbornly high.

Jul 29, 2019, 17:36 PM IST

Vaping may impair mucus clearance from airways: Study

The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, found that exposing human airway cells to e-cigarette vapour containing nicotine in culture resulted in a decreased ability to move mucus or phlegm across the surface. This phenomenon is called "mucociliary dysfunction".

Jun 07, 2019, 12:37 PM IST

Warning: Using e-cigarettes can harm your liver, says study

The researchers collected liver samples, and looked at genes in the liver affected by e-cigarettes using a technique called RNA sequence analysis.

Mar 19, 2018, 16:54 PM IST

Study associates e-cigarettes with increased risk of pneumonia

The study published in the European Respiratory Journal did not directly compare vaping's effect to that of smoking tobacco cigarettes.

Feb 08, 2018, 10:26 AM IST

Teens who use e-cigarettes more likely to start smoking: Study

It is the largest study to date to estimate the impact between alternative tobacco use and the subsequent start of conventional cigarette smoking in youth.

Jan 16, 2018, 14:19 PM IST

Which is worse – E-cigarettes or conventional cigarettes?

According to the recently published study, people who have been wanting to quit cigarettes can also switch to ENDS which is gradually much lesser harmful.

Jan 08, 2018, 14:20 PM IST

E-cigarettes may help smokers quit, says study

In the pilot study published, researchers evaluated e-cigarettes in terms of usage, product preference, changes in smoking behaviours and nicotine exposure.

Dec 30, 2017, 14:00 PM IST

Smoking e-cigarettes during pregnancy could cause birth defects

 E-cigarettes pose health risks despite being widely considered a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes. Researchers exposed frog embryos and samples of mammalian neural crest cells to saline infused with e-cigarette vapour.


Nov 19, 2017, 16:40 PM IST

Researchers link use of e-cigarettes in teens with cigarette smoking later

 The study only looked at smoking initiation related to e-cigarettes and not the possible impact of e-cigarettes on smoking cessation.

Oct 30, 2017, 16:32 PM IST

Vapes, e-cigarettes as bad as cigarettes: Study

New research challenges the concept that switching to e-cigarettes is a healthier alternative.

Oct 22, 2017, 19:15 PM IST

Switching to e-cigarettes could reduce mortality rate, says study

A death is notched up as premature when a person departs before their expected age — say 75 or 80 depending on the country — and is usually preventable through a healthier lifestyle.

Oct 03, 2017, 14:58 PM IST