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

Tags: teenagers covid-19 electronic-cigarettes lungs nicotine health-and-medicine

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

Tags: addiction teenagers electronic-cigarettes nicotine health-and-medicine

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

Tags: addiction teenagers electronic-cigarettes surveys nicotine health-and-medicine

Vaping changes the microbes in your mouth

Vaping changes the oral microbiome and make users more prone to inflammation and infection.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
Feb. 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: inflammation electronic-cigarettes microbiomes infections health-and-medicine mouth

Just 14% of young people vape

Our fears of a youth vaping epidemic may be overblown: A new study finds that most teens don't vape—and those that do, don't on a regular basis.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
Jan. 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: teenagers smoking electronic-cigarettes tobacco health-and-medicine

Vaping ups risk of self-reported COPD

A study finds that people who vape have a higher risk of self-reported COPD, the third leading cause of death associated with smoking.

Susanne Pallo-Rochester • futurity
Jan. 9, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: smoking electronic-cigarettes lungs health-and-medicine

The chemicals that flavor vape liquid damage DNA

Although vaping is safer than regular smoking in the short term, new findings indicate long-term health risks from the flavorings.

Mark Michaud-Rochester • futurity
Dec. 19, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: dna electronic-cigarettes lungs health-and-medicine

E-cigarette taxes will push people to tobacco

"E-cigarettes and cigarettes are economic substitutes… So if you raise the tax on one product, you will increase use of the other product."

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State • futurity
Nov. 4, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: smoking electronic-cigarettes tobacco taxes health-and-medicine

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

Tags: smoking death electronic-cigarettes marijuana nicotine featured health-and-medicine laws

Are the vaping risks real? 3 questions for an expert

Vaping risks, and even deaths, are in the news. Here's a tobacco dependence expert's take on the issue.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 16, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: smoking electronic-cigarettes lungs safety featured health-and-medicine

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