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Teen Allegedly Develops ‘Wet Lung’ After Only Three Weeks of Vaping


Doctors at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center recently reported the case of an 18-year-old woman who developed a life-threatening condition known as ‘wet lung’ after using electronic cigarettes for three months. The woman, whose identity was not revealed for privacy reasons, had reportedly decided to try e-cigarettes as a way to calm her nerves […] Source: v2

Punitive Taxation and Excessive Regulation of E-Cigarettes Have Increased in Europe, Think Tank Report Shows


The European Policy Information Center (EPICENTER) recently published its annual Nanny State Index, which tracks tracks overbearing, paternalistic lifestyle regulation across Europe in four major categories: alcohol, food&soft drinks, tobacco and electronic cigarettes. For the latter, this year’s report shows an increase in both taxation and regulation, despite the ample scientific evidence that vaping is […] Source: v2

Clinical Study Suggests Vaping Can Help Chronic Smokers Quit


According to a clinical study conducted by a team of researchers from the European Institute of Oncology (IEO), at the University of Milan, electronic cigarettes, even those containing zero nicotine, can hep chronic smokers quit or at least cut down on cigarettes considerably. Italian researchers selected 210 chronic smokers through the COSMOS 2 project –  a long-term […] Source: v2

Peer-Reviewed Clinical Trial Finds No Adverse Health Effects from Long-Term Vaping


Regular use of electronic cigarettes over long periods of time has no adverse impact on health, according to the findings of a 24-month peer-reviewed clinical trial due to be published next month in the journal Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. Entitled “Evaluation of the Safety Profile of an Electronic Vapour Product Used for Two Years by Smokers […] Source: v2

European Commission Opposes Excise Tax on E-Cigarettes and Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Products, for Now


EU diplomats have been expressing their desire to set excise taxes for electronic cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco products ever since 2016, when they unanimously agreed to call on the European Commission to come up with a proposal on the best way to tax these products. However, in a recent report to the EU Council, the […] Source: v2