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A new study recently conducted by researchers from the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry looks at the effects of using e-cigarettes or ‘vaping‘ on the oral health of a person.

More specifically, it highlights that the use of a vape or e-cigarettes may not only be harmful to the health of the lungs but also for dental health as it increases the risk of infections of the teeth and gums by altering the oral microbiome.

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Fruit-flavoured shisha could be more damaging to smokers’ health than unflavoured pipe tobacco, new research suggests.

Scientists at UAE University found that mice exposed to apple or strawberry-flavoured shisha underwent harmful biochemical changes not seen in those that breathed unflavoured shisha smoke. “Overall, the toxicity of flavoured tobacco WPS (waterpipe) smoking, in particular strawberry-flavoured WPS, was found to be greater than that of unflavoured WPS,” the researchers wrote in their paper in Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity.

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A new study shows that young adults often use e-cigarettes without being aware of what is in them or which brand they are using. The study, published online in March 2020 in the Journal of Adolescent Health, raises concerns about the labeling and regulation of vaping products. The researchers looked at 445 participants in California, aged 17 to 24 years, who were using pod-based devices, about what was in the pods. The questions included specific queries about various products from leading manufacturers like Juul, Suorin Drop, Phix, and Myblu.

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The Buffalo News’ endorsement of a proposed statewide ban on flavored tobacco products (“Now’s the time to ban flavored tobacco,” Feb. 19, 2020) completely ignored the primary source of such products across Western New York.

Native American enterprises already attract 55% to 70% of the region’s non-Indian users of tobacco, flocking there to avoid New York’s exorbitant tobacco tax rates – $43.50 on a carton of cigarettes alone. State law and a unanimous Supreme Court decision notwithstanding, the tribes refuse to collect any such taxes, making their prices irresistibly lower.

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British American Tobacco (BAT) is marketing e-cigarettes and heated cigarettes with pictures of attractive models and using hashtags such as “I dare you to try it”, despite a crackdown last year after it paid social media influencers to promote its products. In the UK the Advertising Standards Authority banned e-cigarette-makers from paying influencers to promote their products on Instagram. After the ban, Facebook and Instagram both announced in December that they would no longer allow influencers to promote tobacco or e-cigarettes.

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Smoking is one our greatest societal challenges as it remains the biggest single preventable cause of ill-health, disability and early death in Scotland.

Smoking is a significant public health problem causing an annual estimated rate of one in four deaths in Scotland. More than 33,000 hospital admissions are secondary to complications of smoking every year. This not only places a lot of challenges on patients themselves but such peaks, especially in winter time, puts the NHS under immense pressure, costing the health service around £400million every year. Just imagine what we could do for the country’s health with this money!

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Even after decades of public health efforts to reduce tobacco use, it remains the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the United States and is a significant driver of healthcare costs. In fact, in 2018, 34 million US adults reported smoking cigarettes, and approximately 20% of US adults said they used some type of tobacco product. Smoking-related illnesses, deaths, and costs can be prevented by helping people quit using tobacco. But how do we do it?

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Great information for parents or anyone that wants to know more about the dangers of using e-cigarettes, or "juuling" . Virginia Guy with the Drug Education Council sits down with Bryan Comer to talk about how much nicotine is in one "pod" and how this level of addictive substance can seriously harm a developing brain.

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While the Iowa Legislature and Gov. Kim Reynolds debate the finer points of Iowa’s medical marijuana laws, a majority of Iowans say they want its medical usages expanded and marijuana to be legalized for recreational use, the latest Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows.

It’s the first time the poll has shown a majority, 53%, of Iowans supporting recreational marijuana. Support has ticked up steadily since Selzer & Co., which conducts the Iowa Poll, started asking about it in February 2013. In that poll, only 29% of Iowans supported legalizing recreational marijuana.

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Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are evaluating a new free vape kit scheme in Great Yarmouth, to help find out whether the initiative helps people to quit smoking tobacco for good. The innovative scheme which is provided by Smokefree Norfolk, offers a vape voucher to people in the Great Yarmouth area who are struggling to quit smoking. Around 21% of people who live in Great Yarmouth smoke tobacco, compared to 14% of people in the rest of Norfolk, and 15% as a national average.

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A local vaping group called on the government to adopt a reasonable, risk-proportionate and realistic regulatory framework for e-cigarettes to help reduce serious sickness and premature death among millions of cigarette smokers in the Philippines.
“We all know that the combustion in cigarettes is what is harmful to the health of smokers. To help the 16 million Filipino smokers quit smoking or switch to less harmful alternatives, the regulation of e-cigarettes and other smoke-free alternatives should not be more restrictive than that of combustible cigarettes. [...]

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A proposed bill in the Florida Legislature would ban the sale of flavored nicotine products and have substantial effects on the Sunshine State's economy. A bill under consideration in the Florida Legislature would ban the sale of flavored nicotine products (not including tobacco-flavored) throughout the Sunshine State. If enacted, Florida’s guidelines would be far stricter than federal standards set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and would only allow the sale of products that pass FDA’s Premarket Tobacco Product Applications process.

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Daily smoking has always been very popular amongst French teens. The study titled, “Does e-cigarette experimentation increase the transition to daily smoking among young ever-smokers in France?” looks at whether e-cig experimentation, which is also very common, increases the likelihood of smoking. Using retrospective data from a 2017 French national representative survey of almost 40,000 participants, the researchers analyzed the link between vaping and smoking. The number of participants who had ever smoked was 21,401, and within this group, adolescents who reported having ever used e-cigarettes, were less likely [...]

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Parliamentary Secretary of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination Dr Nausheen Hamid on Wednesday said in order to address the challenges of tobacco control and associated health issues in the country, the national health services ministry in consultation with all stakeholders was working on the country’s first-ever draft National Tobacco Control Policy, which would be finalised within a month. Dr Nausheen Hamid said that research regarding alternative crop against tobacco is currently underway by three agriculture universities to help facilitate the tobacco growers and farmers.

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An e-cigarette carried in the left breast shirt pocket of a patient with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) caused magnetic reversion, interrupting the ICD's ability to detect and treat dangerous heart rhythm problems, clinicians report in HeartRhythm Case Reports, published by Elsevier. The patient was not aware that the e-cigarette has an integrated magnetic component, and it had suspended detection of heart rhythm problems by the ICD four times before he reported it to his healthcare team.

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The vaping debate took a sinister twist yesterday after Irish scientists discovered a new health threat.

A highly toxic gas is released when a chemical found in some illegal vaping products is heated.

 

The research was led by chemists at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

It follows revelations in the US last year of an increasing number of lung injuries linked to vaping.

The Irish team tested what happened when they heated Vitamin E acetate – an ingredient found in THC-based vaping products.

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In Ireland, menthol cigarettes and rolling tobacco, along with irregularly shaped packs such as skinny cigarettes will be banned from May 20. Also included in the ban are click dual cigarettes that change from normal to menthol. Professor Des Cox is Chair of the Policy Group on Tobacco at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. He supports the ban because he says menthols make starting smoking easier.

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Shameless and fact-free politicization of the coronavirus was sadly inevitable in our hyperpolarized society, but the latest example really is a doozy: Some hacks are now trying to use the coronavirus pandemic to be fearmongers about e-cigarettes and further fuel the vaping panic.

 

Nanny-state aficionados have already misled the public by falsely tying deaths due to black market products to legal vaping and e-cigarette products as a means of driving their anti-vaping regulatory agenda forward. Now, some are claiming, without much evidence, that vaping makes one more susceptible to the coronavirus.

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Last week, de Blasio announced during a press conference regarding the coronavirus outbreak that smoking or vaping makes people “more vulnerable” to suffering severe illness once infected by Covid-19, according to Reuters.

“If you are a smoker or a vaper that does make you more vulnerable,” de Blasio said. According to Dr Michael Matthay [...] both bacterial and viral, it is highly likely that cigarette smoking and vaping will increase the risk of coronavirus pneumonia and increase its severity, though we don’t know to what extent,” [...]

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Vaping could soon be banned in parts of the CBD as Melbourne City Council considers barring e-cigarettes in existing smoke-free zones.

Vaping will no longer be welcome in the city’s 11 no-smoking areas if the council passes an amendment next Tuesday night. Lord mayor Sally Capp said the move would bring the city in line with the rest of the state where e-cigarettes are included in smoking restrictions.

"E-cigarettes are relatively new but we know that there is a possible link to serious lung disease and growing evidence that e-cigarettes can lead young people to start smoking regular cigarettes," she said.