A study by National Jewish Health was recently released claiming e-cigarettes liquid, whether it contains nicotine or not, could damage cells and increase the risk of infection. The study, performed by doctors at the health center in Denver, believes that inhaling e-cigarette vapor damages the epithelial cells in the human airway.
“We took cells from the airways of young, healthy non-smokers and exposed them to the liquid or vapors from e-cigarettes in the lab and in as little as 10 minutes we saw a dramatic reaction,” said Hong Wei Chu, MD, director of the Basic Science Section at National Jewish Health and head doctor of the study. “The cells showed a strong pro-inflammatory response and the risk of viral infection in those cells rose significantly,” he said.
The results are in, and 2014’s word of the year according to Oxford Dictionaries is “Vape.” To users of e-cigarettes this should be no surprise, nor should it be to most of America, who like many others around the world have seen vaping stores crop up all over their cities and towns. Word of the year honors was probably a long time coming for “vape.” The word was only added to the Oxford English Dictionary online site this year, but the electronic cigarette has been around since the 1960s. The term “vaping” did not come around until the 1980s, but with the exponential growth of the product in the last few year the word “vape” has now become part of many people’s everyday vernacular.
Oxford defines “vape” as a verb meaning “to inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.” The word can also be …
In this age of fast-paced news and sensational headlines, there is a constant stream of new reports on e-cigarettes, some true, and some… well not so much. Here are some of the most common myths you’ll find out there, disproved and debunked.
Using E-Cigarettes is the Same as Smoking Cigarettes
First developed in China, the e-cigarette was introduced to the U.S. market in 2007. The appearance of many e-cigarettes may be one clue into why e-cigarettes are mistaken for a regular tobacco product, but educated users know the difference. E-cigs are vaporizers. They do not burn tobacco, but instead heat up the e-liquid, turning it into …
E-cigarette and vaping products are among the most rapidly growing products trending in the market today. However, another fast growing trend in our society is the legalization of marijuana, and it appears the two worlds may intersect in the near future.
Oklahoma-based e-cigarette company, Palm Beach Vapors, recently filed a patent for their “M-System” device, a product they expect to account for 30-40 percent of its annual revenue by 2018 if the country continues to move toward wider legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana. This product would allow the user to inhale cannabis oil vapors, much like users experience with e-cigarettes now.
It is no secret that marijuana is still illegal under federal law. However, Voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. approved ballot measures this year to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, joining Washington state and Colorado who have lead the way in recreational legalization. In more …
Reports surfaced last week in England of a gruesome encounter one user suffered at the hand of their vape device. The Daily Mail reported on an incident where user David Aspinall’s e-cigarette overheated and exploded, reportedly “showering his limbs with metal.”
Another report, just this week, outlines another encounter with young Alfie Worthington, a toddler who was nearly injured by another exploding device. Another report comes out of Utah, where another youth received severe burns at the hand of an exploding device.
And you think that’s bad? All of these reports have come after another man in England, David Thompson passed away as a result of an e-cigarette explosion in August. Are you scared yet? Well, that’s what many of these stories seem designed to do, scare you, and vilify the e-cigarette.
Upon closer examination of each of these stories, and a variety of other reports that have surfaced …