Smoking is the most preventable cause of death, causing nearly 6 million deaths worldwide every year. At current rates, this figure is projected to reach more than 8 million by 2030.
Now, new research suggests that puffing e-cigarettes may be more effective in helping smokers quit than other existing nicotine replacement methods, like nasal sprays, patches, lozenges, and gum.
But some health practitioners remain wary of embracing e-cigarettes due to concern over the rise of vaping among teenagers — especially in the United States. …
Close to 1,300 people in the United States have recently experienced lung injuries from vaping, and 26 people have died from these injuries. This string of illnesses and deaths is prompting bans on e-cigarette sales in cities like San Francisco and states like Massachusetts. The number of injuries is raising questions about the long-term implications of vaping, and over two-thirds of vapers say they plan to quit — an ironic turn of events, considering e-cigs were positioned as a tool to help people quit smoking. But how hard is it to stop?
Cigarette use reached its lowest rate ever recorded…
In July, San Francisco Mayor London Breed put pen to paper, signing an ordinance to effectively ban the sale of electronic cigarettes, making it the first major city in the United States to put stringent regulations on e-cigarettes.
For several years, e-cigarette companies like Juul have been decried by politicians, the media and even the nation’s top doctor, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, who last year called e-cigarette use “an epidemic among our nation’s young people.”
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