Major Quit-Smoking Study: Vaping is Twice as Effective as NRT

Vaping skeptics question the efficacy of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation, often citing the lack of clinical trials proving a benefit to smokers. Randomized trials are usually used to test drugs intended to treat specific conditions. They typically compare two or more therapies with each other, or test drugs against a control group that receives a placebo. The problem with translating drug research to a consumer product like e-cigarettes is that the strict protocols of a drug trial (all participants use a certain drug at a certain dose and interval) may not translate to products that succeed by offering a wide … Continue reading Major Quit-Smoking Study: Vaping is Twice as Effective as NRT

E-cigarettes are a better way to quit smoking than patches, gum

For all the criticism thrown at e-cigarettes of late, they do have one redeeming quality: They might be a powerful way to help people quit nicotine altogether. A new British study found that e-cigarettes were nearly twice as successful as nicotine patches or gum for smoking cessation, reports the New York Times. Over the course of one year, researchers followed 886 smokers separated into two camps–an e-cigarette test group vs. those who relied on traditional nicotine replacement therapies. All received at least four weekly counseling sessions that guided them in their smoking efforts. The results found that 18% of those in the e-cigarette test group … Continue reading E-cigarettes are a better way to quit smoking than patches, gum

Vapor vs. Smoke: What’s the Real Difference?

Is there such thing as “vape smoke”? If you’ve been vaping for a while, you’ve probably had a lot of people asking for information about that “vape smoke” you are exhaling. Some might be concerned about its effect on health, or even if it’s the second hand vapor is dangerous. And some might just be curious. You might have also heard the terms “vapor smoke” or “smoking vapor.” While there are a lot of visual similarities between smoke and vapor, the truth is that they’re vastly different in essence. Let’s start by taking a look at the definitions of smoke and vapor. Definition … Continue reading Vapor vs. Smoke: What’s the Real Difference?

PHE Demonstration Compares the Effects of Smoking vs Vaping

A shocking new film released by Public Health England (PHE) last week, gives a good indication of the amount of toxic chemicals and tar that an average smoker inhales per month, in comparison to those inhaled by a non-smoker or a vaper. Public Health England (PHE Public Health England PHE is an executive agency of UK that aims at protecting and improving the nation’s health and to address inequalities. The review published by PHE on e-cigarette has been severely criticized because it endorse a 95% benefits compared to smoking tobacco. PHE subsequently published a document clarifying their point and specifying that their review was written in … Continue reading PHE Demonstration Compares the Effects of Smoking vs Vaping

Study calls for more regulation to prevent youth access to e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes may have the potential to reduce smoking, but big tobacco’s involvement and a general lack of restriction to youth access are cause for concern, according to a university study. Professor Greta Hsu of the University of California, Davis, and her co-authors urge attention to regulating youth access to the product and promoting models that are tied to higher rates of smoking cessation. Their recommendations come from tracking the changes in e-cigarette designs and website marketing as the industry has grown for a study recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. “A surprising theme was how stark the difference was between the … Continue reading Study calls for more regulation to prevent youth access to e-cigarettes

New Study Shows Majority Of People Wrongly Believe Nicotine Is Carcinogenic

The survey conducted by Virginia Tech found 53% of American adults believe nicotine can cause cancer, another 21% said they were unsure There’s never been any peer-reviewed research that indicates nicotine alone raises your risk for cancer, yet a study published last week found that over half of adults in the US are under the impression that it does. In fact, nearly 75% of respondents either said they thought nicotine caused cancer, or they weren’t sure. These results were first brought to light during the 24th annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. The event held in Baltimore … Continue reading New Study Shows Majority Of People Wrongly Believe Nicotine Is Carcinogenic

Frightening New Lab Reports Reveal Danger Lurking in Ejuice

When Vapor Shark Company noticed a lot of skepticism surrounding the safety of vaping, they decided to do something no one has dared to do before. The Florida based company sent samples of every single eliquid brand they carry to a lab to be tested for dangerous additives and the results were shocking. The lab tests revealed that many of the most popular eliquid lines have high levels of Diacetyl and Acetyl Propiony. These chemicals are known to be dangerous and when inhaled and in high levels, they can make vaping more harmful to the lungs than smoking a cigarette. Diacetyl is … Continue reading Frightening New Lab Reports Reveal Danger Lurking in Ejuice