Archive | January 2015

E-cigarettes less addictive than cigarettes

From Penn State

http://news.psu.edu/story/337639…

HERSHEY, Pa. — E-cigarettes appear to be less addictive than cigarettes for former smokers and this could help improve understanding of how various nicotine delivery devices lead to dependence, according to researchers.
“We found that e-cigarettes appear to be less addictive than tobacco cigarettes in a large sample of long-term users,” said Jonathan Foulds, professor of public health sciences and psychiatry, Penn State College of Medicine.
The popularity of e-cigarettes, which typically deliver nicotine, propylene glycol, glycerin and flavorings through inhaled vapor, has increased in the past five years. There are currently more than 400 brands of “e-cigs” available. E-cigs contain far fewer cancer-causing and other toxic substances than cigarettes, however their long-term effects on health and nicotine dependence are unknown.

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By Fergus Mason

I’ll repeat: Our activism is not funded by the tobacco industry or anyone else. We are just ordinary people who do things then tweet about what we’ve done. The result, more often than not, is that our friends go off and do the same thing – then tweet about it. Within minutes there’s an explosive chain reaction that sends a storm of tweets, comments or emails winging their way towards the target of our discontent. It may look organised, but it’s not. It simply happens because of social networks, especially Twitter, and websites that irate vapers have put together using their own time and money. Welcome to the latest one.