Tag Archives: e-cigarettes

Does vaping really damage DNA and increase the risk of cancer?

Caitlin Notley, University of East Anglia and Konstantinos Farsalinos, University of West Attica Vapers experience DNA changes, according to a recent paper published in Nature, and the changes are similar to those seen in smokers – although much less pronounced. Crucially, this evidence was based on a few people by examining changes in their DNA at the time of the …

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Vaping: smokers who switch could be less likely to use cigarettes again

shutterstock Markos Klonizakis, Sheffield Hallam University One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to stop smoking. Quite rightly so, considering smoking is the biggest leading, preventable cause of death, worldwide. In fact, tobacco is the only legally-available product that kills up to one in every two users, when used as intended. There are a number of ways to …

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Why you shouldn’t write off e-cigarettes, despite the headlines

Leszek Glasner/Shutterstock Caitlin Notley, University of East Anglia Vaping has been getting something of a bad name of late. Countries worldwide are considering restrictions and bans. But, as a way to help smokers quit, e-cigarettes are an important tool that we shouldn’t dismiss. In the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported over a thousand cases …

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E-cigarettes nearly twice as effective as other nicotine replacement therapies at helping smokers quit

Oleggg/Shutterstock Katie Myers Smith, Queen Mary University of London; Hayden McRobbie, Queen Mary University of London, and Peter Hajek, Queen Mary University of London Many smokers successfully quit by switching to e-cigarettes (vaping), but doctors can’t recommend this treatment without good evidence from clinical trials. They now have this evidence. Our latest study confirms that e-cigarettes are indeed an effective …

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E-cigarettes: misconceptions about their dangers may be preventing people from quitting smoking

Concerns about Evali may be preventing some from switching to e-cigarettes to quit smoking. ALPA PROD/ Shutterstock Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, University of Oxford When electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) first emerged, they became a popular way for people to quit smoking. But in 2019, a mysterious lung condition emerged that primarily affected young people, particularly those who vaped. This left many questioning the …

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