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New study finds a primary source of toxic vaping compounds. It’s the heat-driven breakdown of the liquids that hold nicotine and flavorings. And older, dirtier e-cigs make higher amounts of the toxic chemicals.
2 years 11 months ago Chemistry, Health
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Most U.S. states ban sales of e-cigarette products to kids. Still, new data show that it’s no sweat for tweens and teens to buy them online.
3 years 1 month ago Behavior, Health, Science & Society
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New studies of e-cigarette vapor in animals and human cells find new risks to gene activity, behavior and male sperm.
3 years 4 months ago Genetics, Brain, Toxicology
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Many view vaping as less harmful than cigarettes. But an increasing number of studies suggest that using e-cigarettes increases the risk a teenager will start to smoke.
3 years 4 months ago Behavior, Science & Society
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A new study finds vapers who don’t smoke are likely to start — even when they initially had no intention of ever taking up a cigarette.
3 years 9 months ago Health, Science & Society
Teens with e-cigs
A study in L.A. high school students finds that those who vape are much more likely than those who don’t to eventually take up smoking cigarettes.
3 years 10 months ago Behavior, Psychology, Science & Society
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Both e-cigarettes and tobacco products can release large amounts of nicotine during use. Nicotine is the chemical that makes tobacco addictive — and the teen brain is especially vulnerable to it.
3 years 10 months ago Body functions, Brain, Toxicology
More U.S. teens now vape from electronic cigarettes than smoke conventional tobacco cigarettes. They may think the high-tech devices yield a safe kick from nicotine. New studies suggest that even vaping may pose serious health hazards.
E-cigarettes are the most widely used tobacco product among U.S. teens. But emerging data suggest vaping can harm the lungs.
4 years 3 weeks ago Toxicology
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Teens know that heavy smoking can seriously harm health. But most, a new study finds, don’t realize that smoking only now and then also is harmful. Data from a survey highlight teens’ mistaken ideas about the risks of intermittent smoking.
4 years 4 months ago Behavior, Science & Society, Toxicology
The Food and Drug Administration announced it will use its powers to try to keep e-cigarettes, hookahs and cigars out of the hands of minors.
5 years 2 months ago Science & Society
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