Research on electronic cigarettes

Cancer Research Groups Call For FDA Action On E-Cigarettes

It’s been almost a year now since the FDA first issued a proposal to begin the process of regulation for the e-cigarette industry and many believe that more than enough time has gone by without regulation in place. Two such groups are the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research. The two combined organizations have nearly 70,000 members and they believe that it is time the United States’ Government stepped up to researching and regulation “electronic nicotine delivery systems.”

“While e-cigarettes may reduce smoking rates and attendant adverse health risks, we will not know for sure until these products are researched and regulated,” said Peter Paul Yu, president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, said in a recent statement from the organization.

The statement from the two agencies is primarily just encouraging the urgent need to conduct new research in the fast-growing electronic cigarette …

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More Studies Show E-Cigarettes are Truly Effective in Helping Users Quit Smoking

E-cigarettes, and the vaping industries that are growing up around them, are one of the fastest expanding trends in recent history. And while their health risks seem practically nonexistent in comparison to their combustible predecessors, the main concern of many educated consumers regards the outcomes of the countless scientific studies that are beginning to permeate the e-cigarette world.

You hear one day, e-cigarettes are hailed as the greatest invention with the potential to save millions of lives, but then the next day you’ll hear how they contain toxic metals or are a gateway “drug” for youth and adolescents. The truth is the e-cigarette industry has grown at such a rapid speed than the scientific community can’t even hope to keep up with it. In addition, with e-cigarettes only hitting the marketplace in 2007, there simply are not cases to study the effects of long term use.

One area of study

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Study Shows E-Cigarettes are Less Addictive than Regular Cigarettes

Those who have struggled to quit smoking are probably not surprised to hear that anything is less addictive than traditional cigarettes; cigarette smoking is often described as one of the hardest addiction to kick. While sometimes e-cigarettes get the same bad rap as regular smoking does, a new study is showing that they are not only healthier but far less addictive than their combustible counterparts.

The new study published in the journal, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, has found that e-cigarettes are in fact less addictive than regular tobacco smokes.

Study author, Jonathan Foulds, professor of public health sciences and psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine, summed up the results of the study: “We found that e-cigarettes appear to be less addictive than tobacco cigarettes in a large sample of long-term users.”

The study consisted of an online questionnaire given to former smokers, who now use e-cigarettes. The …

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More Than Half Of Smokers Participating In Stop Smoking Program Use E-Cigarettes

 

By this point, much has been reported on using e-cigarettes as a device to help quit traditional smoking. With e-cigarettes offering an enjoyable using experience, while more safely delivering nicotine to the user, it is only natural that the healthier alternative of vaping would become a tool in the war to quit smoking. E-cigarettes offer a much better alternative to nicotine delivery when compared with traditional, combustible smokes that contain tar, smoke and hundreds of cancer and disease causing chemicals. That is why it is no surprise that users seeking help for kicking their addiction use e-cigarettes as a tool in their arsenal against smoking.

At Liverpool Stop Smoking Service in England, a group of over 300 smokers were studied to better understand how they quit, what methods they use and why they use them. The results of this study, conducted by the University of Liverpool, were presented …

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Electronic cigarettes - Experts Weigh in

E-Cigarettes May Shed Light On The Science Of Smoking Addiction

Scientists at the Imperial College London may have found a new and more effective way to study the effects of smoking on the brain. By taking functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of people’s brains while they are using e-cigarettes, the scientists are able to mimic the behaviors of smoking traditional cigarettes. This is giving the researchers an unprecedented look into how the addiction of smoking truly works.

Everyone knows that nicotine is a highly addictive substance, one that adds to the crippling addiction of smoking cigarettes. E-cigarettes are already proving themselves to be an effective method of quitting smoking through studies and testimonials of users who were successful. One must ask, however, if it is just nicotine that drives the addiction of smoking, why are e-cigarettes more successful in smoking cessation than other nicotine replacement therapies like gums and patches? Clearly, as many smokers can already tell you, …

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