Even light smokers could be addicted

Even people who consider themselves casual or light smokers may be addicted to nicotine, researchers say.

Sara LaJeunesse-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 24, 2020 ~5 min

80% of docs mistakenly blame nicotine for smoking risks

Although nicotine's primary risk is addiction to tobacco, 83% of doctors strongly believe it directly contributes to heart disease, a new survey finds.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 10, 2020 ~5 min

Teens who vape face much higher risk of COVID-19

Among young people tested for the virus that causes COVID-19, teens who vape were five to seven times more likely to be infected than those who did not.

Erin Digitale-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 14, 2020 ~7 min

Pod-based e-cigarettes may foster greater nicotine dependence

A new Harvard Chan School study has found that pod-based e-cigarettes’ efficient delivery of nicotine may foster greater dependence than other types of e-cigarettes.

Amy Roeder • harvard
June 1, 2020 ~5 min

Juuling among US youth is about the cool factor, new study suggests

Current legislation focuses on the flavor of e-cigarettes. But the latest research shows the attraction isn't about taste.

Marika Waselewski, Research Specialist, University of Michigan • conversation
May 7, 2020 ~6 min

Survey: ‘Cool’ factor, not flavor, drives teens to vape

The social aspects of vaping drive teens and young adults to use Juul and other e-cigarettes, even though they know and understand the risks of doing so.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~8 min

Teens who use Juul might not consider it vaping

When researchers added the term "Juul" to questions about e-cigarette use, high school students who said they had vaped rose dramatically.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
March 6, 2020 ~3 min

Expert: Vaping deaths and injuries are ‘very terrifying’

With the recent spate of deaths and severe injuries linked to vaping, an expert weighs in on what she calls a "terrifying" crisis.

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
Sept. 27, 2019 ~8 min

Daily e-cigarette use may help smokers quit regular cigarettes

A new study provides critical population-level evidence demonstrating that using e-cigarettes daily helps U.S. smokers to quit smoking cigarettes.

Malorye A. Branca • harvard
July 23, 2019 ~4 min

E-cigarette bans may keep more people smoking tobacco

"It makes no sense to keep deadly smoked tobacco products on store shelves but say that vaping products must be taken off."

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
July 11, 2019 ~2 min