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Vaping: e-cigarettes safer than smoking, says Public Health England

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Government body says vaping can make ‘significant contribution to endgame of tobacco’ and raises concerns about length of licensing process Vaping is safer than smoking and could lead to the demise of the traditional cigarette, Public Health England (PHE) has said in the first official recognition that e-cigarettes are less …

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Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes may breathe fewer toxins

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(Reuters Health) – Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes – even if it’s only some of the time – may dramatically reduce their exposure to air pollutants including carbon monoxide and acrolein, a British study suggests. Researchers gave e-cigarettes to 40 smokers who said they wanted to quit. After four weeks, …

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Republicans Are Trying to Sneak an E-Cigarette Exemption Past the FDA

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IT’S LAST-MINUTE CONGRESSIONAL budget season, which, for politicians, means it’s time to sneak totally unrelated provisions into the budget bill. And this year, the Republicans have a gift for all the vapers out there: a provision about the “grandfather date” for tobacco products. Wait, what? But keep reading—this obscure little …

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Comparison of the effects of e-cigarette vapor and cigarette smoke on indoor air quality

Conclusion For all byproducts measured, electronic cigarettes produce very small exposures relative to tobacco cigarettes. The study indicates no apparent risk to human health from e-cigarette emissions based on the compounds analyzed. Context: Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have earned considerable attention recently as an alternative to smoking tobacco, but uncertainties about …

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Effects of electronic cigarette use on the elastic properties of the ascending aorta in healthy subjects: comparison with the effects of tobacco cigarettes

Conclusion Significantly decreased elasticity and elevated stiffness of ascending aorta was observed after smoking, confirming previous studies. However, no adverse effects were observed after using the EC(electronic cigarette). Research on ECs(ecigs) should be intensified since they may be potentially useful in reducing the adverse vascular effects associated with smoking. Introduction …

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