Significant amounts of lead and other toxic metals leak from some heating coils in e-cigarettes and contaminate aerosols that the user inhales, a new study suggests. A number of the 56 e-cigarette devices used in the research generated aerosols with potentially unsafe levels of lead, chromium, manganese, and/or nickel,Continue Reading

  Alternative nicotine products like e-cigarettes are emerging as a promising option for people who are trying to quit smoking, a new article that focuses on harm minimization and smoking cessation suggests. “…a harm minimization approach recognizes that demanding absolute perfection is often counterproductive…” Harm minimization recognizes that while quittingContinue Reading

  Young adults who vape are more than four times as likely to start smoking cigarettes within 18 months as their peers who don’t vape, researchers report. The findings demonstrate that e-cigarettes are serving as a gateway to traditional smoking, contrary to their purported value as a smoking cessation tool.Continue Reading

The Oxford Dictionaries selected “vape”–as in, to smoke from an electronic cigarette–as word of the year in 2014. It turns out that Internet users’ search behavior tells a similar story. Between 2009 and 2015, the number of people in the United States seeking information online about vaping rose dramatically, accordingContinue Reading