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Tag: E Cigarettes

E-cigarettes may up heart rate, blood pressure in young people

New York: Smoking e-cigarettes? Read this carefully. Researchers have found that nicotine-filled e-cigarettes can increase heart rate and blood pressure in young people after a vaping session. According to the study, published in the FASEB Journal, e-cigarettes are often marketed to teenagers and young adults as a healthier alternative to traditional tobacco products. Previous studies […]

Vaping May Not Help With Smoking Cessation

Washington: The US government released on Thursday its first smoking cessation report in 30 years, showing that there is inadequate evidence to conclude that e-cigarettes help quit smoking. It is difficult to make generalizations about efficacy for cessation based on clinical trials involving a particular e-cigarette, according to the report. E-cigarettes have long been embraced […]

E-Cigarettes May Raise Risk Of Asthma, Bronchitis

New York: E-cigarette use significantly increases a person’s risk of developing chronic lung diseases like asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, says a new study. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, also found that people who used e-cigarettes and also smoked tobacco — by far the most common pattern […]

Bill To Ban E-Cigarettes Introduced In Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: Seeking to ban e-cigarettes, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday introduced the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. The Bill, which will replace the ordinance promulgated in September, has already received the Lok Sabha’s approval. Moving […]

Lok Sabha Passes Bill To Ban E-Cigarettes

New Delhi: A Bill to ban e-cigarettes was passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday with voice vote after the government raised the issue of health hazards like cancer. Replying on the debate over the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage, Advertisement) Bill, 2019, which resumed on Wednesday, Union […]

E-Cigarettes More Harmful To Heart Than Tobacco: Study

New York: Researchers have found that electronic nicotine delivery systems, such as e-cigarettes might be just as harmful to the heart, than traditional cigarettes. “Our results suggest that e-cigarette use is associated with coronary vascular dysfunction at rest, even in the absence of physiologic stress, these findings indicate the opposite of what e-cigarette and vaping […]

Flavours Attract Youth To Use E-Cigarettes

New York: Researchers have found that non-menthol flavours attract youth and adults to use e-cigarettes and contributes to multiple pathways linked to the higher use among youngsters. The study published in the British Medical Journal Open, researchers reviewed 51 articles, including 17 published before 2016 and 34 published between 2016 and 2018. “The use of […]

Beware! Flavoured E-Cigarettes Can Worsen Asthma

Toronto: Certain flavoured e-cigarettes, even without nicotine, may change how airways, affected by an allergic disease, function, thus worsening the severity of diseases such as asthma, say researchers. For the first time, a model of asthma was used to investigate the effect of a range of popular e-cigarette flavours, with and without nicotine. “This is […]

Govt Issues Ordinance To Ban E-Cigarettes

New Delhi: The Government on Thursday issued an ordinance to ban e-cigarettes making the production, import, export, transport, sale or advertisements of such “alternative” smoking devices a cognizable offence attracting jail term and fine. First time violators will face a jail term of up to one year and a fine of Rs 1 lakh. For […]

Cabinet Likely To Consider On Wednesday Ordinance To Ban e-Cigarettes

New Delhi: The Cabinet is likely to consider an ordinance seeking to ban production, import, distribution and sale of electronic cigarettes, and a jail term for violators, sources said on Tuesday. The Prohibition of E-cigarettes Ordinance, 2019, was recently examined by a Group of Ministers (GoM) following directions from the Prime Minister’s Office. “The GoM […]

Vaping-linked deaths prompt US ban on flavoured e-cigarettes

Washington: The Trump administration said that it plans to bar the sale of non-tobacco-flavoured e-cigarettes in the United States following six deaths linked to vaping. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in the process of drafting new regulations to remove flavored e-cigarettes from the market, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told journalists […]

Nicotine in e-cigarettes raises chronic bronchitis risk: Study

New York: E-cigarette vaping with nicotine not only hampers mucus clearance from the airways, but also increases the risk of chronic bronchitis, warn researchers. A single session of vaping can deliver more nicotine in the airways than smoking one cigarette, warned researchers in a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care […]

Delhi High Court extends stay on circular banning e-cigarettes

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday extended its stay on the ban on a Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) order banning the sale, manufacture, distribution, trade, import and advertisement of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) including e-cigarettes, till August 22, the next date fixed for further hearing. Justice Vibhu Bakhru’s decision came […]

E-cigarettes linked to depression, poor heart

New York: Using e-cigarettes can significantly raise the risk of depression, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin who found that switching to e-cigarettes does not eliminate health risks. The study, by a team from the University of Kansas in the US, showed that e-cigarette users were twice as likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and […]

Here comes novel device equally harmful as traditional smoking, e-cigarettes

Sydney: While we know about the harmful effects of traditional cigarettes and vaping, new heated tobacco devices are no less toxic to the human lung cells than ordinary cigarette smoke, said researchers, including one of Indian-origin. The study has compared new heated tobacco devices, which heat solid tobacco instead of an e-liquid, with vaping and […]

Vaping may not stain teeth: Study

London: E-cigarettes and tobacco heating products cause significantly less staining to teeth than conventional cigarettes, a new study has found. While cigarette smoke caused significant enamel discolouration, vapour from the e-cigarettes and aerosol from the tobacco heating products caused only minimal staining. These next generation products do not involve combustion; the vapour and aerosol they […]

WARNING! E-cigarettes can be injurious for your liver

New York: If you are using e-cigarettes then stop doing so. A new study indicates that exposure of e-cigarettes is associated with higher risk of non-alcohol fatty liver diseases. The findings of the study, in mice, suggests that using e-cigarettes may lead to an accumulation of fat in the liver. “The popularity of electronic cigarettes […]

E-cigs may double risk of tobacco smoking in teenagers

Toronto: Teenagers who try vape may be at double the risk for developing addiction to smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study. The findings showed that students in grades 7 to 12 who had tried an e-cigarette are 2.16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking. “Since e-cigarettes came on the market, […]

E-cigarettes may be as harmful as smoking

New York: Electronic cigarettes loaded with nicotine-based liquid are potentially as harmful as tobacco cigarettes when it comes to cancer causing DNA damage, new research has found. Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat up liquid and turn it into an aerosol vapour that can be inhaled. Using e-cigarettes is also called ‘vaping’. […]

E-cigarette flavourings can alter lung function

New York: Certain flavourings used in the liquid for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) may adversely affect the lungs by changing important cellular functions in their tissue, says a new study. Out of the 13 flavourings that the researchers tested, five of them were found to have adverse effects on the lungs. “The effects of the various […]

E-cigarette vapours can damage lung cells

A new study by University of Rochester suggests that e-cigarettes are likely to be a toxic replacement for tobacco products

E-cigarettes may cause nicotine addiction in teens

E-cigarettes, promoted as a safer alternative to regular cigarettes, may actually be a new route to conventional smoking and nicotine addiction for teenagers, according to a new study