• Harm reduction: there's evidence that vaping helps~ No Evidence on Vaping Trends?

    I’ve been kind of reluctant to comment on vaping studies from years past, since I feel like most of the studies conducted prior to this past year have been kind of subpar. This is not to say that the researchers conducting these studies are at fault here, but rather that vaping was really, really poorly […]

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  • Dr. Eriksen Dr. Eriksen Talks About E-cigs on Reddit

    Last week, I wrote a post about the latest edition of the Tobacco Atlas. As you might remember, electronic cigarettes got a pretty disappointing treatment in this book; for the most part, the authors focused on the connection between big tobacco companies and their share of the vaping industry, and warned that e-cig advertising could […]

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  • AGDs v FDGs AGDs vs. FDGs: Battle of the Vapes

    Since the publication of the now infamous “Hidden Formaldehyde” paper, articles on e-cigs have seemingly been flooding academic journals. A new study, published recently in Nicotine & Tobacco Research and conducted at Penn State, takes a look at vaping habits and preferences among a group of more than 4000 survey respondents. The main data researchers […]

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  • blu: a Lorillard brand Lorillard Study: Should You Trust Its Findings?

    Lately I’ve seen a recent article about the safety of vaping make the rounds. The article, published in late 2014 in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, is neither entirely credible nor definitive, so I have so far held off on writing about it in an effort to provide somewhat reliable information. On the other hand, wider […]

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  • Nicotine dependence Dependence Lower in E-Cig Users than Nicotine Gum Users

    Over the past year, the vaping industry has undergone a sudden boom, with more and more brick and mortar shops popping up all over the country and a deluge of new producers and distributors competing for consumers’ attention. This has led to a number of unfortunate developments for vapers as various interest groups have moved […]

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  • Are outdoor vaping regulations justified? Public Vaping Regulations: Are They Justified?

    All vaping regulations proposed or passed by vigilant legislatures across the US can be thought of as falling into one of two categories: regulations on the production and distribution of e-cigarettes and vaping devices, and regulations on the use of these devices in public spaces. This may not be a groundbreaking observation, but underlying these […]

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  • Does Vaping Release Formaldehyde?

    If you’re at all attuned to the coverage of e-cigarettes in the media, you will have noticed that the latest research making the rounds in health reporting warns us of the dangers of “Hidden Formaldehyde in E-Cigarette Aerosols.” According to a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers at Portland State University […]

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  • Ecig Study Dr. Farsalinos Questions for Dr. Farsalinos

    A recent post on reddit is acting as an open forum for questions to one of the greatest minds in the science and study of vaping. Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, the same individual behind the crowdfunded study mentioned earlier, along with many other great things, has decided to take time out of his very busy schedule to answer […]

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