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.

Teens sneaking Juul e-cigs into classrooms

2018-07-26 20:53

The Juul e-cigarette has a profit growth of 700%, and it appears their products are now being sneaked into classrooms as well.

Legal concerns raised over proposed smoking Bill

2018-05-15 12:24

A legal expert has raised concerns over the proposed anti-smoking Bill, saying that the legal approach will need to be bespoke and better suited to take into account e-cigarettes.

Tobacco industry using e-cigarettes to get young people hooked, say experts

2018-03-08 07:25

Experts at an anti-tobacco conference have warned that while e-cigarettes were marketed as devices to help smokers quit, they are actually creating 'new nicotine addicts', while also making it harder for smokers to quit.

Here’s how vaping can cause cancer

2018-02-09 09:44

In studies, lab mice exposed to e-cigarette smoke had more DNA damage in the heart, lungs, and bladder, compared with control mice.

Making tobacco respectable?

2017-08-13 06:01

iQOS, a device that heats custom-made cigarettes, might be legal to ‘smoke’ indoors, thanks to a regulatory loophole in SA’s laws.

Smoking industry heats up

2017-01-22 08:40

Concepts from the 1980s that failed terribly are finding their way back to the market.


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.

A pilot accidentally cut off oxygen to his passengers while trying to hide his vaping

2018-07-14 08:11

An Air China pilot accidentally shut off his plane's air conditioning while trying to hide his use of an e-cigarette from the flight's captain. The lack of AC caused oxygen levels to fall which resulted in an emergency descent.

This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic

2018-04-12 19:59

Those enticing smells wafting from your e-cigarette may pose health risks.

Motsoaledi says he 'hates' tobacco industry, vows stricter legislation

2018-03-07 10:52

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has vowed to implement stricter tobacco controls, acknowledging that SA has slacked in taking action, and new legislation would be put into place to fight an industry which he 'hates' and only 'causes mayhem'.

Do e-cigarettes damage blood vessels?

2017-09-21 12:00

A new small study has found a link between 'vaping' and significant artery damage that could lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Vaping vs tobacco: a smokin’ hot issue

2017-01-29 06:01

In anticipation of new e-cigarette laws, proponents are upping the ante.

E-cigarette explodes in man's pants at NYC's Grand Central

2016-11-24 05:54

Officials say a man shopping in New York's Grand Central Terminal suffered leg and hand burns after his e-cigarette exploded in his pants pocket

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