The E-Cigarette Double Standard

Since the beginning of the e-cigarette debate over their safety and effectiveness to help smokers quit the habit, there have been those on both sides making claims. On one side there are many e-cigarette companies marketing the product as a “healthier way to smoke” and that they can help users quit smoking. And although the […]

Research E-Cigarettes Before Writing

In an article published in the Vernon Morning Star out of Vernon B.C., Doug Rogers, a substance abuse prevention counsellor with the Vernon School District urged smokers to avoid electronic cigarettes. And although we understand why a substance abuse counsellor for a school would promote abstinence, we have some concerns about Doug’s disregard for facts. […]

Canadian Lung Association: Are You Kidding Me?

In a press release put out by the Canadian Lung Association named “Don’t Be Fooled By E-Cigarettes!”, they make arguments against smokers in Canada trying electronic cigarettes.  Here is a look at what claims they make: 1. “People who use e-cigarettes inhale unknown, unregulated and potentially harmful substances into their lungs,” First, let’s point out that […]

Patterns of electronic cigarette use and user beliefs about their safety and benefits: An Internet survey

A new study name “Patterns of electronic cigarette use and user beliefs about their safety and benefits: An Internet survey” has been published.  The study was an Internet survey aimed at gathering scientific data regarding how e-cigarettes are used and how those users perceive them. The summarized conclusion from the study authors reads: The participants primarily used […]

The Biggest Misconceptions About Electronic Cigarettes

Here are the most quoted and wrong ideas about electronic cigarettes: 1.  It’s water vapour No….it’s not.  Creating water vapour would mean boiling water, which e-cigs do not do.  The majority of the vapour is made up of propylene glycol lesser amounts of other compounds such as glycerin, nicotine (if nicotine e-liquid is vaporized) and […]

Testing Shows Electronic Cigarette Vapor OK

Ever wonder if that vaper next to you blowing out plums of vapor is effecting you?  The scientific answer is no.  A study recently peer reviewed and published in the journal Inhalation Toxicology concluded that “Non-cancer risk analysis revealed “No Significant Risk” of harm to human health for vapor samples from e-liquids” and “For all byproducts measured, […]

More E-Cigarette Studies and Articles

Study finds e-cigarette vapor contains exponentially less particulate matter (PM) than secondhand cigarette smoke http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22913171#   VPLive Vape Team replays Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos’ e-cigarette heart study presentation at European Society of Cardiology, and interviews him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=e2rqYp-yPPA (begins at 24 minutes)   Dr. Melissa Walton Shirley – The e-cigarette: should cardiologists add this to our bag of tricks? http://blogs.theheart.org/melissa-walton-shirley-blog/2012/8/25/the-ecigarette-should-cardiologists-add-this-to-our-bag-of-tricks   Dr. Seth Bilazarian […]

The Good, The Bad, and The Junk Science About E-Cigarettes

MA legislative session ends without enactment of proposed e-cigarette tax or tobacco tax hikes http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/08/01/flash-beacon-hill-swings-into-action/tq7z4iKtcxzRIIogZawaSP/story.html UK Health Minister Simon Burns protects cigarette markets and threatens public health by claiming e-cigarettes contain “potentially toxic substances” and pose “potential danger to consumers” without providing any evidence to justify his fear mongering claims demonizing the far less hazardous smokefree alternatives for smokers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk:80/news/article-2184014/Ministers-warn-electronic-cigarettes-unsafe-lead-health-problems.html http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4471959/E-cigs-a-risk-fear-may-see-law-move.html Study […]