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Study: Teens Who Never Would've Smoked Are Vaping

The smoking rate dropped in 2004; then came e-cigarettes

(Newser) - With the debut of vaping in the US in 2007, there was hope that teens who smoked would replace old-school cigarettes with e-cigarettes, curbing tobacco use. But a new USC study in the journal Pediatrics has found teens who never would have smoked regular cigarettes are experimenting with vaping. Another... More »

FDA Rolls Out Tough New E-Cig Regs

Industry claims it won't be viable for 99% of products to undergo regulatory approval

(Newser) - The FDA regulations on e-cigarettes are here, and not everyone is happy. The agency plans to ban the sale of e-cigarettes, hookah and pipe tobacco, and premium cigars—all of which must carry warning labels—to anyone under 18 within 90 days, reports ABC News . Free samples will also be... More »

British Medical Group: E-Cigs Save Lives

They should be 'encouraged and endorsed' for smokers: body

(Newser) - The CDC says e-cigarettes may have long-term health effects and might even encourage users to pick up traditional cigarettes. The UK's Royal College of Physicians is singing a much different tune: It's urging smokers to give them a try. The lead author of a report released Thursday says... More »

Teen Was Handed an E-Cig. Then a Boom, and Blindness

It's against state and local laws to sell e-cigs to minors

(Newser) - A New York teenager has learned an anti-vaping lesson in the most painful of ways: An e-cigarette exploded in his face. Leor Domatov, 14, took a bus to the Kings Plaza mall in Brooklyn with friends last week and stopped at a vaping kiosk near the mall's entrance, where... More »

Man May Not Walk Again After E-Cig Explosion

This time, it happened to a 29-year-old in Colorado

(Newser) - Doctors are unsure if Cordero Caples will ever walk again after an e-cigarette exploded in the 29-year-old college student’s face on Friday, My FOX Memphis reports. Caples, who resides in Colorado Springs, Colo., was using the device during a work break when it exploded, his sister, Colessia Porter tells... More »

E-Cigarette Explodes as Guy Tries to Smoke It

Josh Swartz ended up pretty badly hurt

(Newser) - Josh Swartz bought an e-cigarette just two weeks ago, hoping to use it to quit smoking. Instead, on Friday, it exploded while he was smoking it, the Arkansas man tells KNWA . "I put it to my mouth and as soon as I pressed the button on the bottom, the... More »

Exploding E-Cig Severely Injures Florida Man

Officials blame the e-cigarette's lithium battery for the explosion

(Newser) - There's got to be a less dramatic way to quit smoking. WPTV reports a Florida man is in the hospital after his e-cigarette exploded in his face Monday, leaving him with a badly burned face and neck. Ema Richardson found her 21-year-old brother Evan Spahlinger on the floor and... More »

New Rule: No E-Cigs in Checked Bags

FAA, DOT say they're a fire hazard

(Newser) - The DOT Monday announced what NJ.com calls an "air safety twist": letting airline passengers carry their e-cigarettes into the cabin in their carry-on bags or on their person, but banning the devices in checked luggage. The agency's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in conjunction with the... More »

Don't Toke on Those E-Cigs in a National Park

Because they're now officially banned, for health and fire-safety reasons

(Newser) - If you have the urge to vape, you won't be doing it at Valley Forge—or at any other national park anymore, thanks to a new ban on e-cigarettes put in place yesterday by the National Park Service. Per US News & World Report , the NPS is nixing the... More »

Odd Suit Involves e-Cigarettes, Fruit Stripe Gum

TrinitySun using gum brand's trademarks to sell e-liquid: lawsuit

(Newser) - A candy company is downright bitter over an online e-cigarette company it says ripped off its trademarks. Ferrara Candy is suing TrinitySun, which operates www.evape.us , claiming the company sold an e-liquid mimicking its well-known Fruit Stripe gum, reports the Chicago Tribune . Ferrara says it contacted TrinitySun several times... More »

High School E-Cigarette Use Triples—Again

More teens are smoking hookahs than traditional cigarettes

(Newser) - You're a lot more likely to find high school and middle school students using electronic cigarettes or even hookahs than traditional cigarettes, according to a new CDC report. Among high schoolers, cigarette use dived from more than 13% to 9.2% in 2014, but the use of e-cigarettes tripled... More »

California Declares E-Cigs a Public Health Risk

State plans anti-vaping ad campaign

(Newser) - A big setback for e-cigarettes in America's most populous state: Health authorities in California have declared the devices to be a health risk and urged residents to stop using them, reports NBC . The state, which warns that rising e-cigarette use is introducing a "new generation to nicotine addiction"... More »

Turning Up Voltage on E-Cigs Is a Very Bad Idea

It produces much more formaldehyde than tobacco

(Newser) - It's still too early to say whether e-cigarettes cause cancer the way regular cigarettes do, researchers say, but what they can tell at this stage is that at high voltage, the vapor they produce is a lot higher in at least one carcinogen than traditional smokes. A new study... More »

Survey: Teens More Into E-Cigs Than Regular Ones

9% of 8th-graders used e-cigarette in past month, study finds

(Newser) - Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds. Even as tobacco smoking by teens dropped to new lows, use of e-cigarettes reached levels that surprised researchers. The findings marked the survey's first attempt to measure the use of e-cigarettes... More »

E-Cigs the New Gateway Drug

Columbia University study showed cocaine addiction in rats with nicotine habit

(Newser) - E-cigarettes might spare the heart and lungs, but not so much the brain. Columbia University researchers who theorized in the 1970s that nicotine can lead to drug addiction are reiterating that point in light of the e-cigarette's popularity, Reuters reports. Though tobacco-free, "they are pure nicotine-delivery devices,"... More »

WHO: Ban E-Cigs Indoors

Organization wants electronic cigarettes regulated more, citing health risks

(Newser) - More support for those who think it's too early to jump on the e-cigarette bandwagon: The vapor-producing devices may still pose a threat to users' and bystanders' health, says WHO, which suggests stronger regulations on the relatively new industry in a report released today, reports Reuters . The health... More »

Man Killed After E-Cig Charging Snafu

It caught fire, ignited his oxygen equipment, say UK authorities

(Newser) - The debate on whether e-cigarettes are a healthier alternative to regular smokes continues, but the "e" part clearly poses unique risks: A UK man was killed after his device misfired and ignited his oxygen equipment, reports the BBC . Fire officials say David Thomson, 62, was charging his e-cig in... More »

New E-Cig Ruckus: Thin Mint, Tootsie Roll Flavors

Manufacturers not thrilled their brands being used in e-liquids

(Newser) - Owners of brands geared toward children of all ages are battling to keep notable names like Thin Mint, Tootsie Roll and Cinnamon Toast Crunch off the flavored nicotine used in electronic cigarettes. General Mills Inc., the Girl Scouts of the USA, and Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. are among several companies... More »

Some E-Cig Users Inhale Formaldehyde

Studies find dangers in hot-burning, tank-style systems

(Newser) - On the heels of the FDA's new crackdown on e-cigarettes comes more bad news for aficionados of nicotine vapor: Though many assume e-cigs to be infinitely safer than their regular counterparts, the New York Times cites a pair of new studies that find that some e-cigs burn so hot... More »

FDA's E-Cigarette Rules Coming Today

But it could be a year or more before they're implemented

(Newser) - The FDA will today propose its new regulations for e-cigarettes, which up until now have seen basically no federal oversight. The new rules will also cover pipe tobacco and cigars, which have also gone unregulated until now. Highlights from the hundreds-of-pages-long blueprint, from the New York Times and the AP... More »

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