Vape Fail | The hope of vaping as a safer alternative to smoking is fading. We explore why | CBC News

CBC News has been doing a lot of reporting about vaping over the past few years. Initially, that reporting reflected some of the hope that vaping might help with the smoking problem. But increasingly, it’s been about alarm bells. We explore how we got to this point in our new series Vape Fail.

The road to vaping

Less than two years ago, the federal government officially welcomed the vaping industry to Canada. The belief among policy-makers and public health experts was that e-cigarettes were safer than combustible cigarettes and would help smokers kick their habit. That’s not what happened.

 

New survey shows dramatic increase in vaping among high school students

Nearly one-third of high school students in Alberta and Quebec and one in four in Ontario say they have vaped in the past month, according to new Canadian survey data that show sharp increases in e-cigarette use in the country’s four most populous provinces.

With teen vaping on the rise, scientists still don’t know how nicotine affects the developing brain

While companies are promoting e-cigarettes to young Canadians, researchers do not yet know how nicotine delivered by these vaping devices affects teenagers’ brains. “We don’t really know very much at all with respect to [nicotine’s impact on] human adolescents,” said Laurie Zawertailo, senior scientist with the Nicotine Dependence Service at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

 

Vape juice can kill kids. A vaping law’s slow rollout left them at risk of nicotine poisoning.

Federal regulators this year stepped up efforts to protect young children from a deadly vaping threat: accidents involving liquid nicotine in bottles with enticing candy colors and flavors. In February, the Consumer Product Safety Commission sent out notices about a safety requirement that it had previously ignored.

 

Are vaping scare stories just as dangerous as tobacco?

Some 2,000 Americans have been hit by lung diseases linked to vaping Two UK deaths have so far been linked to the growing e-cigarette trend UK e-cigarettes are more regulated than those on sale in the United States There are stricter limits in Britain on nicotine and a complete ban on caffeine It is the kind of news that could easily prompt a flurry of worrying headlines.

Over 5 million children and teens are vaping in the U.S., researchers say

New research published Tuesday indicates the surge in underage use of electronic cigarettes shows no signs of slowing down. Another study also released Tuesday shows U.S. teens who use e-cigarettes prefer those made by , and mint is the favorite flavor for many of them, suggesting a shift after the company stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors in stores.

Vaping Causes Lung Damage in Just 3 Days of Use, New Study Says

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — E-cigarette use, or vaping, can damage lungs in as little as three days of use, according to a new study from The Lundquist Institute (formerly known as LA BioMed) and the University of Rochester.

Vaping risks significant, says new review

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are still a very new thing as far as research is concerned. In other words, scientists don’t actually know much about what e-cigarettes do to the body. However, a new review on e-cigarettes and heart health, published in the journal Cardiovascular Health on November 7, 2019, says that these devices have a worrying impact on the cardiovascular system, despite the widespread perception that they are safe.

 

Vaping could be “potentially even more” harmful to hearts than smoking, scientists warn

Vaping could harm heart health, according to scientists who fear e-cigarettes could be as damaging as tobacco smoke. Two separate studies on e-cigarettes come as health officials try to get to grips with a U.S.-wide outbreak of vaping-related lung illnesses, which have affected over 2,000 people.

 

Anti-smoking groups call for tougher restrictions in Nova Scotia on e-cigarettes | CBC News

Groups at the forefront of the fight against smoking have told members of the Nova Scotia Legislature’s health committee that a crackdown on e-cigarettes is needed to fight an “epidemic” of youth vaping. Both the Lung Association of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Cancer Society are calling for tougher restrictions on e-cigarettes.

 

Cardiologists establish how e-cigarettes damage the brain, blood vessels and lungs

Cardiologists have issued a stark warning about the dangers of e-cigarettes, particularly for young people, as results of new research show the damage they cause to the brain, heart, blood vessels and lungs. Researchers investigated the effects of vaping in smokers and mice and have found e-cigarettes damage the brain, heart, blood vessels and lungs.

A regulatory haze: Vape marketers are online, creating new headaches for feds

In one picture, Hannah – or, as her 133,000 Instagram followers know her, @__justpeachyy – reclines in a car, her blue vape accenting the matching tattoo ink on her arms. Her curls are messy by design, and eyes heavily lined. (The post has more than 1,300 likes.)

 

 

WHO Calls for Stricter Regulations on E-Cigarettes

The World Health Organization is calling for stricter regulations on the marketing and sale of e-cigarettes as more information comes to light about the potentially harmful impact of these products. Health officials are increasingly worried about the risks posed by e-cigarettes as reported cases of deaths and illnesses from these devices spread from the United States to Europe and beyond.

Severe health warnings on e-cigarettes may put tobacco smokers off from switching, experts say

The severity of health warnings on e-cigarette packaging may deter smokers from switching to vaping, a new study has revealed. Research undertaken by the Centre for Addictive Behaviours at London South Bank University (LSBU) has shown that using “reduced risk” messaging was more successful in encouraging tobacco smokers to switch to vapes, without enticing non-smokers to start.

 

Vaping poses serious threat to children | Letter

Tobacco and vaping addictions begin in childhood, not in adults (A smoking gun?, G2, 20 November). The number of UK children vaping is being grossly under-reported. US trends inevitably cross the Atlantic. In America, 30% of high school children vape, most never having smoked tobacco.

 

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