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California Passes Law to Regulate E-Cigarettes as Tobacco Products

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Is it time to regulate e-cigarettes just like tobacco? Despite the growing base of literature on the dangers, e-cigarette and vaping use is on the rise, especially among young people. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced tougher rules to treat e-cigarettes in much the same way as other tobacco products are regulated… Continue Reading

E-Cigarette Poisoning in Children on the Rise

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A new report “raises another red flag about e-cigarettes–the liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes can be hazardous,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. Poisonings in children are on the rise from drinking e-cigarette liquids that come with vaping products. The liquid packaging is brightly colored; the candy-flavored taste inviting; the lack of child-proof packaging?… Continue Reading

E-Cigarette Vaping Product Explodes – Causes Catastrophic Injuries to 14 Year Old Boy

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Despite the growing number of injuries attributed to e-cigarette and vaping product use, manufacturers continue to claim the products are a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes. Recent reports dispute this, including: A Harvard study that showed dangerous levels of a lung-destroying chemical called diacetyl,[i] Cases of lung injuries and pneumonia from vaping,[ii] and, Evidence of… Continue Reading

E-Cigarette Companies Marketing to America’s Youth

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While there is no doubt that e-cigarettes are dangerous, a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents a much greater problem that has previously been overlooked. According to the study, approximately 18.3 million middle school and high school students were exposed to at least one source of e-cigarette advertising in 2014…. Continue Reading

Respiratory Problems Another Potential Hazard for E-Cigarette Users

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From 2013 to 2014, the global market for e-cigarettes and e-liquids has nearly doubled to $6 billion, with the U.S. accounting for nearly half that amount. That is a staggering number in sales for an otherwise relatively new product. Overall, the e-cigarette industry markets their product as the safe alternative to smoking, and even claims… Continue Reading

Buyer Beware: Another E-Cigarette Explodes, Causing Fire

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You read that correctly. The so-called “safe” alternative to cigarettes can used to start a fire—not intentionally, of course. Unfortunately for a man from North Bay, Alabama, the fire started after he attempted to smoke his e-cigarette. Reports indicate that while the man was using the e-cigarette, it exploded in his mouth and the resulting… Continue Reading

Iowa State University Enacts a New Policy to Prohibit E-Cigarettes on Its Campus

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As the e-cigarette industry has exploded over the last decade, regulation has yet to follow suit. However, in spite of the lack of formal regulation of the product, there is a growing trend to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in the same locations where smoking traditional cigarettes are prohibited. Iowa State University recently adopted this… Continue Reading