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Study: E-cigarettes don’t help smokers quit

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Adult smokers who use electronic cigarettes are less likely to stop smoking conventional cigarettes, according to a new study. That’s despite e-cigarettes being marketed as an effective stop-smoking method.

Researchers reported in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine that smokers who used e-cigarettes were 28 percent less likely […]

Teen tobacco use at new low, but e-cigarettes gaining popularity

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Although youth smoking rates hit record lows in 2015, high school students are more-frequently turning to alternative tobacco products — like e-cigarettes and small, flavored cigars known as cigarillos, according to a new survey released Wednesday.

“Monitoring the Future,” a study compiled by researchers at […]

High school students who try e-cigarettes more likely to smoke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Los Angeles high school students who tried electronic cigarettes were more likely to smoke cigarettes, cigars or hookahs within a year than those who hadn’t tried e-cigarettes, according to a study published Tuesday in JAMA

E-cigarettes deliver a nicotine-containing aerosol popularly called vapor by heating a […]

August 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Teens smoking less, using e-cigarettes more, new report finds

E-cigarettes have surpassed tobacco cigarettes among teens for the first time, according to a national study.

The findings come from the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study, which tracks trends in substance use among students in 8th, 10th and 12th grades. This is the first time the annual survey […]

December 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment|

AHA: E-cigarettes threaten to addict next generation of smokers; regulation, further study needed

While much is still unknown about the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry, e-cigarettes are dangerous because they target young people, can keep people hooked on nicotine, and threaten to “re-normalize” tobacco use, according to the American Heart Association’s first policy statement on these products.

The American Heart Association – which […]

August 24th, 2014|Blog|3 Comments|

Research: E-cigarettes don’t help smokers quit

Despite marketing claims, there’s no proof that e-cigarettes help smokers kick the habit — and they may even hurt their efforts to stop, according to new research.

“The overall cessation argument that’s made to sell e-cigarettes is directly contradicted by the evidence,” said Stanton Glantz, professor of medicine at the […]

May 14th, 2014|Blog|2 Comments|

E-cigarettes should be kept from minors, convenience store group says

U.S. convenience stores should sell electronic cigarettes only to adults, following the same ID procedures used for tobacco sales, according to a position statement issued by a national association of stores Friday.

The National Association of Convenience Stores, which represents about 3,800 retailers and supplier companies, said convenience stores are the largest retail […]

March 14th, 2014|Blog|1 Comment|

CDC: More American youth exposed to e-cigarette ads

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

About 18 million U.S. middle and high school students – 70 percent –  are exposed to e-cigarette advertising online, in stores, newspapers, magazines and movies, and on television, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The e-cigarette ads […]

Congress passes $1 trillion spending bill

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Congress on Friday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund the federal government through next September. The bill included much-needed support for programs critical to heart disease and stroke, while weakening or eliminating others.

The bill now goes to President Obama, who has said […]

Tobacco use fueled by e-cigs, hookah remains high among U.S. Hispanics/Latinos

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Tobacco use remains a serious problem among Hispanic/Latino adults, with increasing use and acceptance of e-cigarettes and hookah among younger tobacco users living in the United States, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Hookah, also known as a water […]