Perhaps we finally have an answer to what's causing serious lung damage and death to vapers. The CDC says the culprit is THC and/or an additive, something we explained last month. Here's why we think those officials are correct.
Although no official cause of serious, vaping-related lung injuries has been established, chemistry can enable us to make a reasonable guess. And it all goes back to a simple procedure that you may have done in high school chem lab: distillation.
It's no secret that on a global scale smoking is one of the chief contributors to death and disability. Thankfully, e-cigarettes have provided many smokers an avenue in which to quit. Data from a recent study reveals that daily vaping is strongly correlated to the prevalence of smokers who quit.
For decades the Federal government has insisted they want fewer Americans to smoke but recent regulatory missteps have instead led to worries by health professionals that policies designed to create winners and losers in the smoking cessation market instead keep people addicted to tobacco. There has always been a bit
Catch the latest in health news: Kids' juices more sugary than soda, misleading headlines don't reflect true improvements in narcotics abuse, & Dr. Ross' latest op-ed in the New Haven Register warning of consequences to strict e-cig regulations
A new study of e-cigarette vapor reveals what we already knew: chemicals of potentially-harmful effect are barely detectable in vapor, and about one-thousand times less than that found in cigarette smoke.
New study shows addictive power of e-cigarettes far less than that of the real ones. No surprise: cigarettes have hundreds of psychoactive chemicals in addition to nicotine. And more discussion about the recent phony formaldehyde scare.
The latest in health news: Why a sedentary lifestyle is deadly, but pizza consumption isn't, and Dr. Ross's latest op-ed in The Daily Caller discussing the sad state of our nation's public health when it comes to stemming the toll of cigarette smoking.
A new study confirms that non-smokers adults and kids alike have almost no urge to vape on flavored e-liquids. Also, NYS Gov. Cuomo signed a bill protecting kids (and adults) from exposure to nicotine liquid.
ACSH's experts present their scientific viewpoints. Dr. Bloom on nj.com: The Times fails science, once again. "Finally, the writers say, Synthetic chemicals are vital to our society. But we sho
Another attempt to deny the efficacy of e-cigarettes for helping addicted smokers quit, in another JAMA publication. Another misleading, distorted agenda item without merit, pretending to be science. How low will they go?
Dr. Gilbert Ross in the Washington State Wire, March 12, 2014.