Drug and alcohol dependence
It is not clear whether, in established vapers, cotinine levels remain stable or change over time. We enrolled 98 exclusive users of e-cigarettes on websites and forums dedicated to smoking cessation and to e-cigarettes. We collected saliva vials by mail in 2013-2014 (baseline), and collected a second saliva vial eight months later (follow-up) in t...
International Journal of Public Health
ObjectivesThe objective was to report the prevalence and characteristics of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) users in order to inform an appropriate response to this emerging challenge in tobacco control.MethodsData were drawn from a cross-sectional survey conducted in 2014 that used computer-assisted interviewing in a representative sample of 53...
Journal of pediatric nursing
Mislabeling of nicotine in e-liquids is common and exposes the user to the harmful effects of nicotine. The lack of child-resistant packaging for this potentially toxic substance is a serious public health problem. E-cigarettes should be included in the legal definition of tobacco products, child-resistant packaging and nicotine labeling laws shoul...
Burns & trauma
Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) sales have grown rapidly in recent years, coinciding with a public perception that they are a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. However, there have been numerous media reports of fires associated with e-cigarette spontaneous combustion. Three severe burns caused by spontaneous combustion of e-cigarettes...
The rising popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has been accompanied by the proliferation of vape shops in the United States. Vape shops are devoted to the sale of e-cigarettes and e-juices. This study aimed to describe the age, gender, and ethnicity of customers who frequent these shops, determine whether conversations transpire betw...
Current Environmental Health Reports
ObjectivesThe aim of this study is to review the literature on the composition of aerosols from electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) originated by human vaping and to describe the emission of particulate matter ≤2.5 μm in diameter (PM2.5) from conventional and e-cigarettes at home in real-use conditions.MethodsWe conducted a systematic literature s...
Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
Der Konsum von E-Zigaretten nimmt zu. Die gesundheitlichen Auswirkungen durch das Inhalieren des Dampfes sind noch nicht ausreichend erforscht. Einige Studien weisen krebserregende Stoffe im Aerosol nach.
International Journal of Legal Medicine
A fatal case of nicotine intoxication by oral intake of a nicotine solution, sold via the Internet, is reported. The concentrated nicotine solution (72 mg/mL) is usually diluted with polypropylene, polyethylene glycol or glycerine, respectively, in order to allow the user to generate their own solution for vaporisation in electronic cigarettes (e-j...
Tobacco regulatory science
E-cigarette brands and other Twitter users pay attention to flavor-related posts and retweet them often. These findings suggest flavors continue to be an attractive characteristic and their marketing should be monitored closely.
Electronic cigarettes (ECs) have been rapidly gaining ground on conventional cigarettes due to their efficiency in ceasing or reducing tobacco consumption, competitive prices, and the perception of them being a much less harmful smoking alternative. Direct confirmation that long-term EC use leads to reductions in smoking-related diseases is not ava...