Formaldehyde in e-cigarettes could boost cancer risk

Jan 22, 2015

Formaldehyde in e-cigarettes could boost cancer risk

When heated to the max and inhaled deeply, e-cigarettes produce the toxic chemical formaldehyde, which could make the devices up to 15 times more cancerous than regular cigarettes, U.S. researchers said Wednesday. E-cigarettes are battery powered devices that heat up a liquid containing nicotine ...

E-cigarettes could prime brain for harder drugs

Dec 6, 2014

E-cigarettes could prime brain for harder drugs

by Gene Emeryt

Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes may function as a “gateway drug” that can prime the brain to be more receptive to harder drugs, U.S. researchers recently announced. The findings add to the debate about the risks and benefits of electronic cigarettes, the increasingly popular ...

Oversight urged over luxury cigars, e-cigarettes

Aug 16, 2014

Oversight urged over luxury cigars, e-cigarettes

by Anna Edney

Anti-smoking advocates want U.S. health authorities to regulate more than 3,500 types of luxury cigars that cost $10 or more each, expanding oversight of the tobacco industry. The products, known as premium cigars, should be subject to warning labels and pre-marketing review, the groups ...

Chinese e-cigarette inventor fights for royalties

Oct 4, 2013

Chinese e-cigarette inventor fights for royalties

by Tom Hancock

The Chinese inventor who dreamed up the electronic cigarette in a nicotine-induced vision says that despite its global popularity, copycat versions and legal disputes mean he has battled to cash in on his creation. “Smoking is the most unhealthy thing in people’s everyday lives. ...