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Vaping study debunks ‘formaldehyde myth’ of e-cig vapor

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Vaping study debunks ‘formaldehyde myth’ of e-cig vapor

The vaping community has been under fire for almost two years now with allegations that their products are laced with deadly levels of the formaldehyde.  This is very same awful-smelling chemical that is often associated high school biology class where students are given a dead frog to dissect which just happens to be floating in the thick, liquid ooze. Anti-vaping activists really know how to pick their chemicals, because the vaping industry took a huge hit to its reputation when this rumor started surfacing on social media in 2015.  Who started this nasty gossip?  Many trace the story back to...

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Gottlieb praises FDA deeming regs (not vaping) for 2016 decline in teen smoking

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Gottlieb praises FDA deeming regs (not vaping) for 2016 decline in teen smoking

When Donald Trump first tapped Scott Gottlieb to head the FDA, many in the vaping industry were hopefully optimistic.  Who better to help overturn aggressively anti-vaping FDA deeming regulations than a man who was once a major financial investor in the e-cigarette company KURE?  But in a press release of June 15, Gottlieb seems to be singing a different tune than previously anticipated. On that same day, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report which documents a substantial decrease in teen smoking and e-cig usage.  In the past five years, teen smoking rates have dropped...

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Did the CDC just confirm that vaping is NOT a gateway to teen smoking?

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Did the CDC just confirm that vaping is NOT a gateway to teen smoking?

In spite of numerous unsubstantiated claims that vaping is a gateway to teen smoking, the CDC has recently released a new report which debunks this notion as pure bunk.  In fact, the agency even claims that e-cigarettes could reduce the occurrences of young people initiating in the use of tobacco products altogether. The paper states that vaping devices were among the most popular form of “tobacco product” among students with 11.3 percent of those surveyed admitting to having tried them at some point in the past.  But even this statement is somewhat misleading.  E-cigs are completely tobacco-free.  Yet they are...

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Scare Tactics: Use a USB condom to prevent computer hacks via e-cigs

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Scare Tactics:  Use a USB condom to prevent computer hacks via e-cigs

The latest scare tactic of anti-vaping lobbyists centers around the devious notion that e-cigs can lead to computer hacks when attached via a standard USB connection.   News stories are hitting social media like wildfire, warning everyone under the sun that their sensitive data may be at risk of security breaches and malware attacks.  Headlines of e-cigs allegedly “stealing your secrets” are sending a terrifying message into the WebSphere and once again demonizing vaping in an entirely new way. The solution is simple. Use a USB condom.  Or perhaps even easier, purchase a vaping device that does not require a USB...

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UK vape study: In the race to quit smoking, e-cigs beat NRTs by huge margin

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UK vape study: In the race to quit smoking, e-cigs beat NRTs by huge margin

According to published research by UK scientists, e-cigs can be potentially twice as effective than Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRTs) in helping people to quit smoking.  Led by Dr. Jamie Brown of the Cancer Research UK Health Behavior Research Centre, the vaping study was conducted in coordination with a team of scientists from the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies.  The authors of the study began by soliciting a control group of volunteers consisting of 5,863 adults who had smoked tobacco cigarettes at some time in the prior twelve months.  The participants had also attempted to quit smoking at least...

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