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Surveys show that the majority of the millions of Americans who smoke want to quit. With cigarette use continuing to be the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, exchanging cigarettes for electronic cigarettes—or e-cigarettes—could go a long way toward reversing this fatal trend.

But one scholar argues that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulations keep smokers from learning about e-cigarettes’ harm-reducing potential.

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Louis Richard Albert and Lettie Semaru, both South African nationals, are suffering from lung disease and tuberculosis. They are undergoing treatment and care at the Lung Clinical Research Unit [...]
Semaru told The Guardian that she started smoking at the age of 13. [...] “I smoked just anything. While I was smoking, I did not listen to any advice to quit until it was almost too late. It is the same for those who are still smoking. [...]

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At Northern High School in Dillsburg, Pa., Principal Steve Lehman’s locked safe, which once contained the occasional pack of confiscated cigarettes, is now filled with around 40 devices that look like flash drives.[...] After two decades of declining teen cigarette use, “Juuling” is exploding. The Juul liquid’s 5% nicotine concentration is significantly higher than that of most other commercially available e-cigarettes. 

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A collection of groups opposed to tobacco harm reduction is suing the FDA for granting the US vaping industry a four-year stay of execution. However, an Australian committee examining the future of vaping laws has fractured, with several members arguing for a more liberal approach and the legalisation of nicotine-containing liquids. Greek vapers face problems, though, with e-cigarettes being added to the country’s existing no-smoking laws.

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The health risks of e-cigarettes are still unclear, yet a new survey finds the nicotine products are growing in popularity in Ohio.

In data released by Interact for Health, about half of young adults surveyed said they had tried an e-cigarette, as did nearly 30 percent of adults. That's up from about 19 percent of adults in 2016.

[...] Dr. O'dell Moreno Owens adds that research on the correlation between e-cigarette use and smoking status is still evolving.

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The debate on non-cigarette smoking products continues in Thailand, amid a legal ban on their import and possession.

Academics and users of e-cigarettes and shisha, along with related parties, have recently attended a seminar to discuss what they believe to be public confusion over these devices. The debate was organized particularly to find an answer to the question of whether they should be supported as an alternative approach to help discourage smoking [...]

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They've been hailed as the danger-free alternative to nicotine-based cigarettes. But are electronic cigarettes really safer? The short answer: no.
"The big 'wow' moment for us was finding out that even the nicotine-free e-cigarettes should not be encouraged during pregnancy," says Senior Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences Hui Chen. "It's often challenging for us to convince people about the necessity of our research as people already know cigarettes are harmful." [...]

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If I were just seeking any old vape shop, there’d be no need to leave my Brooklyn neighborhood. Rare is the five-borough block where one can’t be found these days. But Vape Town distinguishes itself as the site of New York City’s first Juul Workbench. The Genius Bar–like destination promises to repair your Juul, the best-selling vape on the market—and it’s currently unattended. [...]

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More research is needed to determine whether regular use of e-cigarettes aids or hinders smoking cessation, researchers have concluded after a prospective study showed that patients who used an e-cigarette after discharge from hospital were less likely to be abstinent after six months than smokers who did not use e-cigarettes. The researchers carried out a secondary data analysis of a large randomised controlled trial [...]