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'Increased levels of toxic metals' in e-cigarette secondhand smoke

Though previous research has found benefits of switching from traditional to electronic cigarettes, a new study from the University of Southern California finds that the secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes contains certain harmful metals that are signific
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Sep 1, 2014 14:23
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[Africa, South Africa] LETTER: E-cigarettes are safer

The regulations suggested by the WHO will prevent more people from being aware of e-cigarettes, and using them as an alternative to smoking. Twisp is certainly not shying away from any potential unintended consequences from the use of e-cigarettes: unde
Business Day (za)
added Sep 1, 2014 14:22
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[UK] Holy Moly! Pictures of Jerry Hall smoking fags and eating ice cream

Might as well start smoking again and throw your bikini diet in the bin. After all, look at Jerry Hall. This woman has commanded the loins of Sir Mick Jagger and yet there she is outside the ITV Studios enjoying the taste of burning tobacco and about 4,00
Holy Moly! (uk)
added Sep 1, 2014 14:21
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E-cigarettes: Growing, but fragmented $3 billion market

The global market for e-cigarettes is still dwarfed by traditional cigarettes, but has grown rapidly to about $3 billion. It is very fragmented, with more than 400 brands of flavors and "delivery systems," many using identical components from China. B
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Sep 1, 2014 14:20
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[Massachusetts] E-cigarettes should be used as last resort to quit

Electronic cigarettes present a conundrum for public health officials. On the one hand, they contain fewer — or perhaps even none — of the cancer-causing substances found in tobacco products “which presents an opportunity for harm reduction if smokers us
Boston (MA) Globe
added Sep 1, 2014 14:19
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SAVANT: Do Smokers Cost Society More?

According to many studies (but not all), the lifetime health care costs for smokers and obese people, whose lives are shorter, are indeed lower than fit, healthy people who live much longer. The admonitions against smoking and obesity are not generated by
Parade
added Sep 1, 2014 14:18
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[UK] E-cigarettes 'contain higher levels of certain toxins than regular cigarettes'

U.S. researchers found vapour from e-cigarettes contains toxic element chromium and four times more nickel than found in normal cigarettes They were also found to contain lead, zinc and other toxic metals
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 1, 2014 14:17
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The perfect prop for a Hollywood baddie? Directors turn to e-cigarettes to show characters 'too slick to be trusted'

Oscar nominee Michael Shannon says e-cigarettes are ideal props for villains He claims devices were crucial to his scheming character in 99 Homes The Tourist, starring Johnny Depp, was one of the first films to use devices Films restricted from showing
This is Money (uk)
added Sep 1, 2014 09:58
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[UK] E-cigarette makers respond to ‘very negative’ WHO proposals ($$)

Strict new proposals on the regulation of e-cigs would have a “very negative impact on the future health of smokers”.
The Grocer (uk)
added Sep 1, 2014 09:04
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[UK] Call e-cigarettes nicotine sticks, urge campaigners ($$)

to make them less attractive to young people, say public health experts who fear that e-cigarettes are being seen as “cool or trendy” and may encourage teenagers to start smoking real ones. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) thinks that a name ch
Times Of London (uk)
added Sep 1, 2014 09:03
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