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E-cigarette users at high bladder cancer risk
E-cigarette users at high bladder cancer risk

New York: A team of US researchers has discovered six substances that have a strong link to bladder cancer in the urine of people who had used electronic cigarettes and, sometimes, other tobacco products. In a study published in the journal European Urology Oncology, researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer […]

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Education Key To Reducing Underage Vaping

Tel Aviv, Israel: Given the increase in adolescents’ use of tobacco products, especially electronic cigarettes, experts have called for education “based on facts and not on emotions” and increased regulation on retailers to curb the menace of vaping. The group of medical professionals at the healthcare meet also came down heavily on advertisers of such […]

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 […]

Electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells: Researchers

New York: In the most damning study so far, a US research team has found that e-cigarettes, often targeted at youth and pregnant women, damage brain stem cells. Even short-term exposure of e-cigarettes (ECs) produces a stress response in neural stem cells, which are critical cells in the brain, said the researchers from University of […]

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Flavoured e-cigarettes trigger heart disease risk

New York: The flavours used in electronic cigarettes (e-cigarette), especially cinnamon and menthol, can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) when inhaled, says a study. The research team investigated the effect of the e-liquids on endothelial cells that line the interior of blood vessels. The study, published in the Journal of the American College […]

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 […]