Every year 6 million cigarette smokers die, according to the World Health organization. So, could a huge rise in sales of a little metal tube help fend off what the organization calls 'one of the biggest health threats the world has ever seen'? Michael Millar investigates the growing trend for giving up smoking - and taking up 'vaping'.
AP (Apr. 29, 2014) A New York City law takes effect Tuesday treating electronic cigarettes and nicotine vaporizing devices with the same restrictions as traditional cigarettes. Just like cigarettes, e-cigarettes are ... watch video
Newsy (Aug. 19, 2015) A study says electronic cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes and advocates promotion of e-cigarettes as a way to help people quit.
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AFP (Nov. 12, 2013) Switching to e-cigarettes could save millions of smokers' lives, a conference on the rapidly expanding use of the devices heard Tuesday, though some delegates warned more research on the health ... watch video
Oct. 13, 2015 New research has challenged claims that sitting for long periods increases the risk of an early death even if you are otherwise physically active. The study followed more than 5000 participants for ... read more
Oct. 13, 2015 The hunt for a vaccine against malaria in pregnant women has provided an unexpected side benefit for researchers, namely what appears to be an effective weapon against cancer. The scientists behind ... read more
Oct. 13, 2015 'Multi-step' programs in diabetes screening lead to more people responding to screening invitations and the number of those needing a final test for a definite diagnosis being reduced, suggest ... read more
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Oct. 12, 2015 Bowel cancer can be divided up into four distinct diseases, each with its own set of biological characteristics, a major new study reports. The research could allow doctors to treat each type of ... read more
Oct. 13, 2015 Shared decision-making, although beneficial, could be enhanced in hospice care, say authors of a new report. The researchers recommend that health care workers employ measures such as video ... read more
Mar. 12, 2015 Television advertisements for e-cigarettes may be enticing current and even former tobacco smokers to reach for another cigarette. The researchers studied more than 800 daily, intermittent, and ... read more
Nov. 19, 2014 Electronic cigarettes offer smokers a realistic way to kick their tobacco smoking addiction, experts suggest. A new study demonstrated that e-cigarettes successfully reduced cravings for tobacco ... read more
June 16, 2014 E-cigarettes are mostly used by current smokers or would-be quitters, reveals an analysis of their uptake across 27 European countries. But their widespread use among more than 29 million people ... read more
Mar. 24, 2014 The use of electronic cigarettes by smokers is not associated with greater rates of quitting cigarettes or reduced cigarette consumption after one year, a study shows. More women, younger adults and ... read more