E-cigarettes have been proven to be a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes, but is second-hand vaping safe to the people around you?
The beginnings of the electronic cigarette can be traced back to Herbert A. Gilbert, who patented a device, in 1963, that was described as a “smokeless non-tobacco cigarette.”
“Studies have found that the levels of tobacco-specific nitrosamines (a carcinogen) in electronic cigarettes are up to 1,000 times lower than in our products.”
A study that was released this past summer by Professor Igor Burstyn, Drexel University School of Public Health, confirms that chemicals in electronic cigarettes don’t pose a health concern to users or bystanders. This is a milestone for the industry because it is the first study of the ingredients in e-cigarettes and the findings are … Continue reading Study Shows Minimal Health Risks From E-Cigarettes
According to almost any electronic cigarette company’s website you can enjoy your e-cigarette almost anywhere. Up until recently, Blu eCigs claimed on its website that one benefit over traditional cigarettes is that you can “Smoke Anywhere!” The website has toned down its language more recently to say that you can “Smoke in many places where … Continue reading Can You Vape Anywhere?
Just as many states and cities are planning on tightening electronic cigarette regulations, Wisconsin could be planning to move in the opposite direction. A bill set before the Wisconsin Senate would update the language in Wisconsin’s statewide smoking ban to allow electronic cigarettes legal to use in public places. Oneida County Public Health Tobacco Coordinator … Continue reading Wisconsin Bill Would Make it Legal to Vape in Bars and Restaurants
Scientists in the UK say that if all of the world’s smokers switched from tobacco cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, millions of lives could be saved. Currently in the UK an estimated 100,000 deaths per year are attributed to smoking. Worldwide that number is staggering at over five million. Now researchers are hoping that an increase … Continue reading E-Cigarettes Have the Potential of Saving Millions of Lives
It isn’t hard to notice that the popularity of electronic cigarettes is growing around the world, which is not expected to slow down anytime soon. While the industry continues to challenge the tobacco industry, regulators seem more than willing to voice their opinions to the public on whether or not those opinions are backed by … Continue reading The Real Reasons Behind the Unproven Opposition to Vaping
Could a bill passed by the City Council in December, and signed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg as one of his last official acts, cost New Yorker’s their lives? The city’s wide-stretching anti-smoking law also includes the use of relatively harmless e-cigarette vapor from anywhere cigarette smoking is banned. This ban includes not only bars and … Continue reading Could New York’s Law Banning E-Cigarettes Cost Lives?
Vaping isn’t just a fad, there are infact several solid reasons why so many former cigarette smokers are switching to e-cigarettes in impressive numbers. Vaping is the next logical step for people who enjoy smoking but not the harmful health issues and social stigmatism that goes along with it. If you are one of … Continue reading Why Make the Switch from Smoking to Vaping?