Vaping may deposit bacteria in the mouth that can breed infection, tooth decay, and even oral cancer

2020-02-27 08:46

Similar to traditional smoking, a vaping habit could also lead to chronic bad breath, the researchers at NYU's College of Dentistry found.

Flavours draw young people to lifetime addiction of vaping

2019-10-25 14:45

A study found that twice as many kids and young adults who first try a flavoured e-cigarette will still be vaping a year later, compared with those who first try a tobacco-flavoured vape.

E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know

2019-10-04 20:45

E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the United States is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places.

Chemicals from heat-not-burn tobacco devices not harmless, researchers warn

2019-09-25 05:20

Researchers found that the emissions from a widely used heat-not-burn device 'do exist' and are not negligible.

As more research about vaping becomes available, another shocking new finding – it could harm young women’s fertility

2019-09-19 18:45

A new study found that young women who vape may find it more difficult to conceive due to vaping affecting their eggs.

Officials are investigating a second death and more than 200 cases of serious lung disease tied to vaping. Here are the other health risks you should know about.

2019-09-07 12:10

Investigators don't know the cause and haven't identified a single common brand or drug across all of the cases. Here's what you need to know.

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.


Most young vapers aren't using e-cigs to quit smoking: Survey

2019-12-25 11:00

Electronic cigarettes are marketed as an aid to quitting smoking, but most young people who vape say that's not why they indulge.

US officials have confirmed 26 deaths and nearly 1,300 cases of serious lung disease tied to vaping. Here are all the health risks you should know about.

2019-10-11 09:58

Investigators don't know the cause and haven't identified a single common brand or drug across all of the cases. Here's what you need to know.

Scientists find unsafe levels of known carcinogen in menthol e-cigarettes

2019-10-01 11:55

The chemical pulegone – a known carcinogen – is used as a menthol and mint flavouring in electronic cigarettes, even though it was recently banned in foods.

Medical scans show the damage vaping could do to your body, including blisters and lung collapse

2019-09-21 12:51

More than 450 cases of lung injuries, and six deaths, have been linked to vaping. Experts don't know why the devices appear to be so dangerous.

As lung injury cases rise, CDC says, 'Don't vape'

2019-09-12 15:58

Lung disease, potentially tied to vaping, has prompted the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to advise against the use of e-cigarettes.

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.

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