High-nicotine e-cigarettes lead to more smoking and vapingCompared with adolescents who use e-cigarettes with relatively low or no nicotine concentrations, those who use e-cigarettes with higher nicotine concentrations are more likely to progress to more frequent and intense combustible cigarette smoking and vaping.
How vaping affects the ocular surfaceElectronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are devices designed to deliver nicotine in a solution rather than smoke without tobacco combustion. Perceived by consumers as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes, e-cigarettes are aggressively marketed as lifestyle-choice consumables.
Teen vaping: Time to clear the airThe vaping culture of using non–cigarette tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) is the latest risky trend among adolescents and young adults. Vaping is the use of high-tech, advanced electronic devices such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), refillable atomizers, and other tobacco products as an alternative or in addition to regular cigarettes.
E-cigarettes: A legislative updateOn August 8, 2016, Mitch Zeller, JD, blogged on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website that beginning that day, federal law would protect the public—especially kids—from the dangers of all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), vapes, and more. The law, known as the Deeming Rule, would regulate the largely unregulated market that he referred to as having been the “wild, wild West.”
E-cig poisonings spike; APhA calls for stricter regulations
E-cig poisonings spike; APhA calls for stricter regulationsChildren are especially vulnerable to this product, which is brightly colored and sweetened with candy-like flavors.
Are teen users of electronic cigarettes at increased risk for substance use?Teenagers who smoke the popular electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are less likely to use substances than adolescents who use both cigarettes and e-cigarettes (dual users) but more likely to use them than teenagers who have never used either product (nonusers).
Does smoking e-cigarettes cut down conventional tobacco use among teens?Although some proponents of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) suggest that they may be effective as smoking cessation aids, use of e-cigarettes may actually encourage conventional cigarette use among adolescents.