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E-cigarettes 'may harm the lungs and immune system'

<b>E-cigarettes contain some toxic chemicals and are not a safe alternative to smoking tobacco, US research suggests.</b><p>In experiments on mice, scientists found that e-cigarette vapour could harm the lungs and make them more susceptible to respiratory infections.<p>The PLOS One study also found traces of …

Public Health

Calls to U.S. poison centers involving e-cigarettes jump: CDC | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Calls to U.S. poison control centers involving electronic cigarettes rose sharply between 2010 and 2014 as the nicotine delivery devices grew in popularity, health officials said on Thursday.<p>A customer holds an e-cigarette at the Henley Vaporium in New York City December 18, …

New study finds e-cigarettes could release 15 times more formaldehyde than tobacco

E-cigarettes have been controversial since manufacturers started touting them as the solution to smoking—no tobacco, and instead of smoke they produce a vapor that makers claim is much less harmful than traditional cigarettes.<p>Now, new research suggests that vaping with devices turned to a “high …

Public Health

Some e-cigarette flavors may have toxic effects on lung cells

E-cigarettes may be a popular alternative to the traditional smoke sticks, despite contrasting opinions on how safe they are. Adding to the list of harmful effects, the American Thoracic Society published research at its annual conference that certain flavors used in vaping liquid may alter cells …

4 Weird Health Effects of E-Cigarettes

E-cigarette research is heating up, and scientists are starting to show that using e-cigarettes can have some surprising health effects, according to …

Pack Mentality: Why Is It So Hard to Quit Smoking?

Launch Infographic<p>With more than 5 million people dying each year from its effects, tobacco smoking is one of the leading causes of death around the …

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Smoking During Pregnancy Affects Not Only Children, But Grandchildren

You know that it's really bad for your kids if you smoke while pregnant. But the consequences of smoking during pregnancy actually last more than just one generation.<p>A new study says that smoking during pregnancy affects not only your children, but also your grandchildren. The findings, published …

Fetuses reacting to moms' smoking

The harmful effects of smoking while pregnant are displayed on the faces of fetuses, according to new research.<p>Using high definition images of fetuses in the womb researchers think they can see differences in prenatal developmental behavior in smokers vs. non-smokers.<p>During a small pilot study, 20 …

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The Green Edit: how smoking effects your skin

It's the World Health Organization's World No Tobacco Day on May 31. Of course, one of its main aims is to highlight the far-reaching effects smoking can have on general health. The interesting thing is that while a higher risk of cancer and lung disease may be the most common and worrying …

Teens Who Try E-Cigarettes Are More Likely To Try Tobacco, Too

While electronic cigarettes may be marketed as alternatives that will keep teenagers away from tobacco, a study suggests that may not be the case.<p>Trying e-cigarettes increased the odds that a teenager would also try tobacco cigarettes and become regular smokers, the study found. Those who said they …

Why It's Bad News That Some Teens Are Choosing E-Cigs Over Real Cigarettes

Fewer teens in the United States are smoking regular cigarettes, according to the results of a federally funded survey released Tuesday, but the …

E-cigarettes Put the Environment at Risk

What do you do with CDC research on teen smoking that says that more than a quarter-million youth who have never smoked used e-cigarettes in 2013? For some, the answer seems to be that it proves the value of e-cigarettes.<p>The reason most often cited is the concurrent drop in traditional cigarette …

Why do teens still smoke? On addiction, advertising, and the rise of e-cigarettes

U.S. teen smoking rates have dipped below 10 percent, but public health advocates worry that progress may soon level off, as other surveys suggest teens think light smoking is safe, and e-cigarette use is on the rise.<p>“The real public impact is preventing teens from smoking— that remains the key, …

Smoking Weed Could Cost Teens

<i>This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools.</i><p><b>By Maggie Roache, Nazareth Academy and Brianna Yang, Latin</b><p>There’s no doubt about it—pot is a hot topic. Whether it’s a conversation about legalization laws or the celebrities who …

Heavy pot smoking in teen years is linked to memory issues in adulthood

<b>THE QUESTION</b> When a person smokes marijuana, the chemical THC goes quickly to the brain, producing a mood alteration. How might this affect memory?<p><b>THIS STUDY</b> analyzed data on 54 people in their mid-20s. Some had smoked marijuana almost daily for about three years when they were teens but had not …

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Secondhand Smoke Tied to Teens' Hearing Loss

Teens who are exposed to secondhand smoke may be at a higher risk of hearing loss, researchers have found.<p>The findings, which one expert called "surprising," can't prove that secondhand smoke causes hearing loss. But the link is just one more reason to make sure that non-smokers, especially kids, …

Fewer teens smoke but more use e-cigarettes, hookahs

The good news is that fewer young people are smoking cigarettes. The bad news is that more are turning to other tobacco products such as hookahs or waterpipes.<p>Fewer U.S. teens are smoking cigarettes, but more are getting a nicotine fix from hookahs and electronic cigarettes, the Centers for Disease …

Teens' Brain Structure May Be Altered by Smoking

It’s no surprise that smoking for years can change the way the brain processes nicotine, creating a well-worn pattern of craving and satisfaction …

Teen Smoking Is Way Down. But What About E-cigs?

Rates of cigarette smoking among high school students has dropped to lowest level in 22 years, the CDC reports.<p>In 2013, the smoking rate among high …

Public Health

Study: Many teens who use e-cigarettes also smoke regular cigarettes

Public health experts fear electronic cigarettes -- with their colorful designs and array of sweet flavorings -- will induce young people to start smoking. But are those fears justified? A new study from Wales offers mixed results.<p>Researchers found that 5.8% of pre-teens surveyed said they had used …

Public Health

Your Body On Tobacco

Photo: Courtesy of Marlboro.<p>No matter what kind of warnings we get about smoking, it's still a major problem. In fact, it's such a big issue that New …

Ultrasound Images Suggest A Scary Effect Of Smoking On Unborn Babies

Despite the known risks associated with smoking during pregnancy, roughly 10 percent of expectant mothers in the U.S. still smoke while pregnant.<p>But some alarming new images might make expectant mothers think twice about continuing a smoking habit during pregnancy.<p>Using high-definition ultrasound …

It's True: Smoking Kills Your Motivation And Makes You More Sluggish

As if it weren't enough that smoking causes lung diseases and cancer, is bad for your skin and teeth and makes you look older, a small new study shows it's also killing your motivation to be active.<p>Researchers from the Universidade Estadual de Londrina in Brazil found that smokers are less likely …

Y Quit? Smoking Destroys Male Chromosome

Smoking may kill off the Y chromosome in men’s blood cells, researchers said Thursday — a finding that may explain why men are more likely to die from smoking-related illnesses than women.<p>The team of Finnish researchers had already shown that men who are missing the Y chromosome from their red …

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