E-cigarettes have not been a gateway to traditional smoking – Office for National Statistics

From: The Guardian

Proportion of those in Great Britain who have never smoked before using e-cigarettes is negligible, according to ONS

A recent Columbia University study said it was a possibility e-cigarettes could act as a gateway to the non-electronic version and even to drugs such as cocaine. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) estimate that there are 2.1m people in Great Britain currently using e-cigarettes.

The report states that the long-term health effects have not yet been established but doctors have said switching from tobacco to e-cigarettes could save 50,000 lives.

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UH study says e-cigarettes may help smokers quit

From: The Voice of Kaleo

Alden Alayvilla, Web Editor

With the Great American Smokeout just around the corner this Thursday, cigarette smokers may look for ways to quit. According to a KITV4 report, a study from University of Hawai‘i researchers may have the solution: e-cigarettes.

University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center Prevention and Control Program researchers Pallav Pokhrel and Thaddeus Herzog have found that smokers who use e-cigarettes as a way to quit smoking tend to be younger and more motivated to quit.

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How E-Cigarettes Are Helping Scientists Understand Smoking Addiction

From: Reuters

By Kate Kelland

LONDON (Reuters) – British scientists say they have found the best way yet to analyze the effects of smoking on the brain — by taking functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of people while they puff on e-cigarettes.

In a small pilot study, the researchers used electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, to mimic the behavioral aspects of smoking tobacco cigarettes, and say future studies could help scientists understand why smoking is so addictive.

E-cigarettes use battery-powered cartridges to produce a nicotine-laced vapor to inhale — hence the new term “vaping”.

Crystal Lake seeks public input on e-cigarettes

From: Northwest Herald


Crystal Lake officials are seeking the public’s feedback on potential e-cigarette policies.

Residents and business owners are invited to a public forum Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at City Hall on 100 W. Woodstock St. to gather information on e-cigarettes and take a survey to indicate where they believe use of the devices should be allowed. For those who cannot make it, the educational materials and survey are available at the Crystal Lake website.

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