The Centre for Substance Use Research, (CSUR), has conducted a study by interviewing 100 non-smokers of ages that vary between 16 and 29, which found that contrary to many claims to the opposite, youths are very well able to differentiate between electronic cigarettes and their combustible counterparts, and that exposure to one did not in any way increase their interest in the other.
Read the full article here at http://www.vapingpost.com/2016/12/22/another-study-finds-no-link-between-e-cig-use-and-an-inclination-to-smoke/
E-cigarette vapour does not damage DNA, even at doses 28 times that of equivalent smoke exposure.
Scientists at British American Tobacco used lab-based cellular tests to examine the impact of cigarette smoke and Vype e-cigarette vapour on human lung cells.
The most serious kind of DNA damage is double-strand break, which effectively means that both strands of the DNA molecule have been broken. This is a possible precursor to cancer and potentially lethal to the cell.
‘We have been able to show that there is significant DNA damage in human lung cells exposed to smoke, but that this is not case with e-cigarette vapour,’ explains Dr James Murphy, Head of Risk Substantiation at British American Tobacco. ‘These findings add to evidence on the likely reduced risks of vaping, compared to smoking,’ he said.
Read the full article here at http://www.news-medical.net/news/20161216/Lab-based-cellular-tests-reveal-that-e-cigarette-vapour-does-not-induce-DNA-damage.aspx
While the FDA is continuing with its plan to place vaping under the same regulations as tobacco, some small business owners and activists are calling for a compromise.
One of these activists, Ron Marshall, wrote an editorial for the Great Falls Tribune, a newspaper that is located in the state of Montana. Marshall is a former smoker and a vape shop owner who has two stores, located in Bozeman and Belgrade, Montana. He is also an outspoken critic of the deeming regulations.
Marshall spoke about the effects that these FDA regulations, which we have written extensively about in the past, will have on vape shops and, more importantly, their customers. He stated that should the FDA continue with its plan to enforce Pre-Market Tobacco Applications, or PTMAs, on all vape products, the industry would collapse.
Read the full article at: http://www.churnmag.com/news/fda-regulations-must-be-corrected-to-save-vaping/