e-cigarettes

Two e-cigarettes are thrown away every second in the UK. What damage do they do?

26 November 2022 By Joshua Askew, Euronews Tobacco waste is one of the biggest sources of plastic pollution on the planet. Trillions of cigarette butts are tossed, flicked and chucked away each year, littering the earth’s soil and seas with toxic chemicals and harmful man-made plastics. However, this is fast being matched by another stream of

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Malaysia, KJ: With GEG law, no need for harm reduction for those born after 2007

 28 September 2022 By Fatimah Zainal,  the Star PUTRAJAYA: Harm reduction methods such as vaping and ecigarettes will not be necessary for Malaysians born after 2007, says Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. He said in the Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill 2022, vapes and ecigarettes were allowed to be sold to those born before 2007. However,

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Mass General Study Finds Damage in the Lungs of Chronic E-Cigarette Users

7 September 2022 By McKenzie Ridings, Massachusetts General Hospital  BOSTON – Chronic use of e-cigarettes, commonly known as vaping, can result in progressive small airway obstruction and asthma-like symptoms such as shortness of breath and chest pains, according to researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In the first study to microscopically evaluate the pulmonary tissue of

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New ‘candy’ e-cigs catch fire after U.S. regulators stamp out Juul’s flavors

16 August 2022 By Chris Kirkham, Arriana McLymore and Gigi Zamora, Reuters RALEIGH, N.C., Aug 16 (Reuters) – Since 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sought to crack down on fruity, sweet-flavored e-cigarettes that hook teenagers on nicotine. But at least 20 brands continue to sell China-made disposable devices with kid-friendly flavors such

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Indonesia: Health impact of e-cigarette almost similar to regular cigarette: PDPI

12 August 2022 By: Katriana, Antara Hence, it is not true that e-cigarettes are safer, as e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes contain the same substances. Although e-cigarettes do not contain tar, this type of cigarette contains carcinogens Jakarta (ANTARA) – Chairman of the Indonesian Lung Doctors Association (PDPI) Dr Agus Dwi Susanto reminded the public that

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Smoke without fire? Researchers question heated tobacco products

21 July 2022 France 24 Paris (AFP) – Heated tobacco products have soared in popularity as a “smoke free” alternative to cigarettes in recent years, but a peer-reviewed report has suggested their emissions could be considered smoke — a claim strongly rejected by the tobacco industry. Heated tobacco products, or HTPs, are often confused with e-cigarettes,

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Rise of single-use vapes sending tonnes of lithium to landfill

15 July 2022 By Matthew Chapman , Fin Johnston, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism Millions of disposable vapes that could be recycled are ending up in landfill despite containing lithium, an in-demand metal needed for batteries. A joint investigation by the Bureau, Sky News and the Daily Telegraph suggests that two disposable vapes are being thrown away every second in

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There’s a new status symbol for Britain’s teenagers – and it’s toxic

14 July 2022 Billed as a suitable alternative to tobacco and filling Britain’s high streets, can the nation’s youth resist the allure of e-cigarettes? By Charlotte Lytton, Telegraph ‘If we’re just replacing one bad with another bad, are we really tackling the issue?’ You don’t have to look far in modern Britain to find a

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Flavourings make e-cigarettes more harmful. Another good reason to ban them

2 February 2022 Source: Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada Most Canadian governments which have banned flavoured e-cigarettes have done so in order to reduce the number of young people who are brought into nicotine use through the use of attractive flavourings. Vaping manufacturers have objected to these measures, and are claiming that flavours “save lives”

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