China’s E-Cigarette Boom Lacks Oversight for Safety

In a grimy workshop, among boiling vats of chemicals, factory workers are busy turning stainless steel rods into slender tube casings, a crucial component of electronic cigarettes. Not long ago, Skorite Electronics was a tiny firm struggling to produce pen parts. Today, it is part of an enormous — and virtually unregulated — supply chain … Read moreChina’s E-Cigarette Boom Lacks Oversight for Safety

40 states ban e-cigarette sales to minors

Forty states have prohibited the sales of electronic nicotine delivery systems to minors, leaving 16 million children legally able to purchase e-cigarettes and other devices, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Dec. 12. Texas, Pennsylvania, and Michigan are the largest of the 11 states (including the District of Columbia) that allow minors to … Read more40 states ban e-cigarette sales to minors

Yale medical school: E-cigarette use among kids on the rise

A Yale School of Medicine study says one-fourth of high school students in Connecticut have tried an electronic cigarette. The study also found that 3.5 percent of middle school students have used e-cigarettes, more than had used tobacco in the past month. The New Haven Register reports that four high schools and two middle schools … Read moreYale medical school: E-cigarette use among kids on the rise

E-cigarette use rare in non-smokers, UK survey finds

The use of electronic cigarettes in England is largely confined to smokers and ex-smokers, according to a government-backed survey, the latest report to suggest that e-cigarettes were not attracting new smokers. The Health Survey for England found that among men who were not smokers, only 1 percent had ever tried e-cigarettes, while 29 percent of … Read moreE-cigarette use rare in non-smokers, UK survey finds

New Study Shows E-Cigarettes Are Less Toxic, Less Addictive

A new study on e-cigarettes indicates that even though they deliver a surprising amount of nicotine, they’re actually less addictive than regular cigarettes, Penn State News reports. In this study, Penn State College of Medicine professor of public health sciences and psychiatry Jonathan Foulds employed a large sample of long term e-cigarette users, finding that … Read moreNew Study Shows E-Cigarettes Are Less Toxic, Less Addictive