Tribunal gives green light to British American Tobacco, Twisp merger

2019-08-13 15:40

The Competition Tribunal has conditionally approved the acquisition of South African e-cigarette seller, Twisp, by international cigarette giant, British American Tobacco.

Many e-cigarettes loaded with germs – study

2019-06-27 13:55

In a study, nicotine was not all that was found in the vapour of many electronic cigarettes... they also contained bacterial toxins and fungal elements.

Vaping habit might make you more prone to flu

2019-06-03 16:09

According to a study, e-cigarettes can alter your response to viral infections and may make you more susceptible to influenza.

Dozens of people have reported seizures after vaping, prompting an investigation into the mysterious reaction

2019-04-04 06:25

British American Tobacco's share price took a knock on the JSE.

E-cigarettes could help adult smokers quit, but there is a major catch

2019-03-03 08:30

A new study found that e-cigarettes could be more effective than other smoking cessation methods, but must be paired with therapy to be useful long term.

Vaping may pose big risk for smoking in otherwise 'low-risk' kids

2019-02-05 19:30

According to new findings, low-risk teens are nearly nine times more likely to try smoking after they've vaped.

Why vaping may do your heart no favours

2018-12-11 11:29

A new study was designed to see if e-cigarettes, like traditional cigarettes, decrease the production of nitric oxide in the human body.

Under pressure, top US e-cig maker pulls most flavoured products from market

2018-11-14 17:46

After increasing pressure from the US Food and Drug Administration and other critics, Juul Labs, which commands 70%t of the US e-cigarette market, has announced that it would cease selling most flavored versions of its popular vaping pods in retail stores.

Smoking e-cigarettes could significantly slow healing of wounds

2018-10-21 07:00

Researchers have found that smoking electronic cigarettes could slow the healing of skin wounds as much as regular cigarettes, according to a new study on rats - but admit that further studies are warranted.

Vaping every day could double your risk of a heart attack, new research suggests

2018-08-24 20:19

A large study suggests smoking is much more dangerous than vaping – but vaping also holds serious health risks.


US experts want doctors to add vaping to youth prevention pitch

2019-07-09 12:51

The US Preventive Services Task Force says that more research is needed on ways to help young people quit using tobacco.

An e-cigarette exploded in a teen's face - the force was so strong that it broke his jaw and blew out teeth

2019-06-21 16:00

An e-cigarette exploded in a US teen's, breaking his lower jaw and leaving him needing multiple operations to repair the damage, according to a case report

More Americans now think vaping is harmful

2019-04-12 18:45

A new study found that the belief that e-cigarettes are safer is becoming less prevalent every day.

Many parents think vaping around kids is fine

2019-03-15 21:45

According to researchers e-cigarettes interfere with the right of infants and children to breathe clean air.

A man died after an e-cigarette exploded in his face, and his isn't the first death from these devices

2019-02-07 07:53

On January 29, a man was reported dead after his e-cigarette exploded and parts of it pierced his carotid artery. He isn't the first to die from such an incident.

Sweet poison: Why vaping is on the up among teens

2019-01-02 13:23

The use of pretty packaging and appealing flavours has a significant impact on young people, say experts, causing them to perceive tobacco products as less harmful.

US moves to restrict flavoured e-cig sales, ban menthol cigarettes

2018-11-16 08:17

The US Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to limit or ban access to flavoured e-cigarettes, menthol cigarettes and flavoured cigars.

Scientists are starting to learn how vaping can impact your health — and the results are troubling

2018-10-22 10:43

In addition to inhaling burned tobacco and tar, smokers breathe in toxic metals as well as metallic elements.

FDA bans e-cig liquid products that look like snacks and candies

2018-09-12 19:00

Several manufacturers have been cited for illegally selling e-cigarette liquid products to minors.

Tougher anti-tobacco laws in the pipeline

2018-07-27 20:36

Young South Africans continue to light up, but proposed legislation aims to increase the number of people who turn their backs on tobacco products.

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