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April 10, 2024 by financialexpress.com

Enjoy vaping? You may be at higher risk of seizures within 24 hours of consumption

The WHO warned about vaping potentially causing seizures within 24 hours. Although some studies suggest a link between vaping and seizures, nicotine has not been definitively proven to cause them. Vaping can irritate the lungs, leading to respiratory issues and potential long-term lung problems. Research shows vape products contain unidentified harmful chemicals, posing risks to lung and cardiovascular health. Experts emphasize the addictive and brain-affecting nature of nicotine in e-cigarettes. Caution is advised, especially among vulnerable groups like adolescents, to prioritize health and avoid potential risks associated with vaping.

April 10, 2024 by dailymail.co.uk

World Health Organization slammed by fact-checkers for claiming vaping can cause a seizure within 24 hours

Critics challenged the WHO for tweeting unverified claim linking vaping to seizures. The WHO received backlash on social media, demanding proof or tweet deletion. Concerns were raised about lack of scientific evidence supporting the statement. The WHO faced renewed skepticism as public trust waned due to its handling of the Covid pandemic and shifting stances on issues including mask-wearing and Covid origins. Studies suggest vaping is linked to health issues, though traditional smoking poses more severe risks. Vaping's popularity among youth, driven by enticing flavors and marketing, poses public health concerns.

April 09, 2024 by gfn.tv

SHIFTING PERSPECTIVE | Chris Baxter shares his thoughts on the science of nicotine

In today's episode of GFN News Chris Baxter shares his own views on the addictive nature of nicotine and the current state of nicotine research, and reflects on his GFN Five submission from GFN22 covering the addictiveness of nicotine.

April 09, 2024 by planetofthevapes.co.uk

Quit Like Sweden

Global experts and advocates will convene in Brasilia on April 10, 2024, to launch Quit Like Sweden, a movement promoting smoke-free policies worldwide. Inspired by Sweden's successful approach, the event will address misinformation, policy, and public health strategies to combat smoking. The initiative combines cessation programs and harm reduction methods, aiming to replicate Sweden's low smoking rates. The conference will conclude with a screening of "How Sweden Quit Smoking." Attendees can engage in discussions on policy, public health, and smoking alternatives, both in-person and online.

April 08, 2024 by ukvia.co.uk

Government Don’t Know how many Vapers will Return to Smoking after Disposables Ban

Government Minister, Andrea Leadsom, faced questions about assessing risks related to a disposable vape ban impacting smokers' health. Despite potential benefits for over 1 million smokers switching to e-cigarettes, the Government overlooks concerns about relapses into smoking. Dr. Sarah Jackson's UCL research highlights the importance of supporting smokers to switch vapes and the potential harm targeting disposable vapes may have, especially on lower socio-economic classes. Uncertainties exist on the number of vapers who may revert to smoking due to restrictions, posing challenges for future vape regulations.

April 08, 2024 by aol.com

Vaping could be key to help people quit smoking, study says

Vaping has shown potential in helping smokers quit, with recent research indicating a higher success rate among e-cigarette users compared to traditional smokers. While the delivery of nicotine through e-cigarettes may play a role, experts emphasize that quitting nicotine use entirely remains the healthiest option. Some caution against viewing vaping as a cure-all, as it may simply replace one form of nicotine with another. The FDA and some doctors highlight the risks associated with vaping, especially for young people.

April 04, 2024 by bloomberg.com

Legal Marijuana Is Making Roads Deadlier

The rush to legalize marijuana without proper safety measures is contributing to a significant increase in car crashes, leading to a rise in fatalities in both Canada and the U.S. Studies show a 475% increase in cannabis-related crashes in Ontario and a 21.5% proportion of motor-vehicle deaths involving cannabis use in the U.S. Lack of awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence of marijuana is a major factor. Governments need to improve public awareness, enhance detection technology, and conduct more research to prevent further tragedies. The urgency to address this issue is crucial to avoid more deaths caused by marijuana-related accidents.

April 03, 2024 by gfn.tv

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April 03, 2024 by news-medical.net

E-cigarette use linked to increased risk of heart failure, large study finds

E-cigarette users have a 19% higher risk of heart failure, a condition affecting 6 million+ U.S. adults, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology. The research, using data from 175,667 participants, found a significant link between e-cigarette use and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Although perceptions of e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking exist, studies suggest otherwise. The study's lead author emphasized the importance of considering the health consequences, especially concerning heart health. Further research on the impact of vaping on heart health, particularly among younger users, is crucial due to the increasing prevalence of e-cigarette use.

April 02, 2024 by thetimes.co.uk

Vaping increases risk of heart failure, researchers find

A study tracking 175,000 adults in the U.S. suggests that vaping increases the risk of heart failure by 19%. The findings, presented at an American College of Cardiology meeting, show that e-cigarette users are more likely to develop the condition over four years, even after adjusting for smoking and obesity. This study provides strong evidence that vaping may cause incurable heart failure by straining the cardiovascular system.

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