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Ex-Smokers Who Take Up Vaping Are More Prone to Relapse: Study

Jun 5 2020
The risk was greatest for long-term ex-smokers, who were 3.8 times as likely to relapse if they experimented with an e-cigarette. Smokers who quit within ...

E-cigarettes may help adults quit smoking, but boost teen risk for starting

Jun 5 2020
However, while vaping may help some adults quit smoking, users of "electronic nicotine delivery systems," or ENDS -- including e-cigarettes and vape ...

UI study shows vaping leads to more dental disease

Jun 5 2020
A study on electronic cigarettes done in part by a University of Iowa researcher finds vaping significantly increases the risk of dental disease.

Study Links Vaping To Increased Risk Of Dental Disease

Jun 4 2020
Statewide Iowa — A study on electronic cigarettes done in part by a University of Iowa researcher finds vaping significantly increases the risk of dental ...

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Why Tar Wars?

School nurses know e-cigarette use is surging among middle and high school students

Adolescents may start using e-cigarettes because they believe they are harmless. Nicotine, a key ingredient in tobacco products, is an addictive drug. Tobacco use by and around children and adolescents is a particular concern due to increased risk for addiction and passive exposure. Smoking is a known cause of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Young people who use e-cigarettes, such as the popular JUUL brand, are more likely to transition to combustible cigarettes.

From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Public health consequences of e-cigarettes. Consensus study report