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Juul Drawing Lots of Teen Followers on Twitter

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Though the maker of Juul e-cigarettes has claimed its product is aimed at adult smokers trying to quit, almost a quarter of the company's Twitter followers are under 18, a new study finds. And many…

E-Cigarettes Slowed Wound Healing in Animal Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking electronic cigarettes could slow the healing of skin wounds as much as regular cigarettes, according to a new study on rats. "Based on our findings, e-cigarettes are not a safe alternative…

Hip-Hop Loaded With Pot, Cigarette References

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hip-hop music videos are rife with use of marijuana, e-cigarettes and traditional smokes, perhaps enticing young viewers to light up, researchers say. "While there is no doubt that hip-hop artists…

E-Cigs Continue to Spark Debate Over Health Risks/Benefits

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With sales of electronic cigarettes skyrocketing, Americans remain divided on whether the devices are a boon or a threat to public health. That's the main finding of a new HealthDay/Harris Poll…

Sales of Juul E-Cigarettes Skyrocket

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In just a year, sales of Juul electronic cigarettes jumped 641 percent, a new U.S. government study shows. The slim devices are especially popular among youth, and in recent months the Food and Drug…

Sales of Juul E-Cigarettes Skyrocket

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In just a year, sales of Juul electronic cigarettes jumped 641 percent, a new U.S. government study shows. The slim devices are especially popular among youth, and in recent months the Food and Drug…

More Evidence That E-Cig Use Leads to Smoking

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who use electronic cigarettes are more likely to start smoking regular cigarettes and to eventually increase their use of both products, another study suggests. But the researchers also found…

FDA Ad Campaign Hopes to Extinguish E-Cigarette Use Among Teens

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday launched a new ad campaign aimed at curbing rampant e-cigarette use among American teens. Just last week, the agency announced a crackdown on companies…

1 in 3 High School E-Cig Users Vape Pot: Survey

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes are fast becoming a clever way for American teens to use pot, with a new survey showing that nearly a third of high school e-cig users have vaped marijuana. The survey involved nearly…

FDA Gets Tough on Juul, Other E-Cigarette Makers

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Calling the use of electronic cigarettes a burgeoning epidemic among teens, the U.S Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced a crackdown on the sale of Juuls and other flavored e-cigarette…

Juuls Pack Same Nicotine Punch as Cigarettes

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Juuls, the latest craze in vaping, deliver levels of nicotine that nearly match what is inhaled with tobacco cigarettes, a new study finds. Not only do these e-cigarette devices contain high levels…

Daily Vaping Tied to Doubling of Heart Attack Risk

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who puff electronic cigarettes every day have twice the risk of heart attack, and the odds increase almost fivefold for those who use them along with traditional cigarettes, a new study suggests. "Using…