The length of time cotinine remains in your system can vary depending on ethnic background, gender, medications consumed, and even diet. For example, men usually maintain higher cotinine levels than women. As the science has advanced, advice on the “cut-points” (the levels above which the person being tested is considered positive for nicotine use) has changed.
Oregon appeals court halts governor’s vaping ban on flavored tobacco products
The Oregon Health Authority has officially made a statement this past weekend that they are currently suspending their flavor ban of flavored e-liquid products. This was brought about thanks to the combined efforts of the Vapor Technology Association, Vape Crusaders & Smokeless Solutions. These organizations, with our community's support, filed a successful lawsuit.
Experts Suspect Trojan Horse by Big Tobacco Responsible for Vaping Nicotine Scare Tactics
Researchers are working hard to determine the cause of more than 500 reported cases of lung illness affecting e-cigarette users. But even before this outbreak, e-cigarettes divided the medical community. Public Health England describes e-cigarettes as "at least 95% less harmful than tobacco cigarettes" – a claim New York University professor David Abrams agrees with.
On the basis of public health alone, limiting the ability of adults to access reduced-risk and proven-effective alternatives to cigarettes is an unjust assault on consumer freedom. The global scientific consensus is that when an adult vapes nicotine instead of smoking a cigarette to get nicotine, the commercially available e-cigarette reduces the harm associated with smoking by at least 95%.
Vaping Illnesses: Consumers can Help Protect Themselves by Avoiding Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-Containing Vaping Products
At least one of the associated deaths that has been publicly disclosed appears to have been related to illicit THC vaping products. In many cases of illness reported by the states, patients have acknowledged recent use of THC-containing vaping products while speaking to healthcare personnel, or in follow-up interviews by health department staff.
Fact Check: Did Vaping Cause a Man's Collapsed Lung?
Primary spontaneous pneumothorax “usually occurs in tall, thin males of 10 to 30 years old,” according to Shi-ping Luh of the Department of Surgery at St. Martin de Porres Hospital in Taiwan. Unless caused by a particular gene mutation, “researchers suggest that rapid growth of the chest during growth spurts may increase the likelihood of forming blebs,” says the NIH.
“FDA’s constantly shifting regulatory process is wholly unreasonable, unfair and unlawful,” said VTA executive director Tony Abboud. “The Agency has failed to provide advance notice or an opportunity for public comment as required by the Administrative Procedure Act"
Nicotine: The Helpful Drug With the Bad Reputation
Perhaps no commonly used drug is more misunderstood than nicotine. Because of its presence in tobacco, its effects are frequently confused with the effects and dangers of smoking. But the truth is that nicotine by itself, assuming a reasonable dose, is a largely benign — and even beneficial — substance.
FDA Admits No Causality Between Vaping And Seizures.
What was all the media fuss about?
According to the FDA, some of those experiencing the seizures had a prior history of seizures, some were experienced and others were novice e-cigarette users, and some had used other drugs prior to the seizures, such as marijuana or amphetamines.
Air Sampling confirms secondhand vapor is harmless
Public Health Expert Dr. Michael Siegel pointed out that the results for this report were obtained from a relatively small and non-ventilated vape shop, where many of the employees and 13 customers were actively vaping while the sampling was taking place, hence what would be considered a situation presenting a high level of exposure to second-hand vapor.
Are Vapers Like You Paying for Lost Tobacco Revenue?
My answer is that vaping is a disruptive industry which threatens more than US$700 billion in tobacco revenues and US$250 billion in tax revenues. It’s inevitable there’s going to be opposition to vaping.
Harvard study says ‘cigarette additives’ are the real danger; vaping is not
“Tobacco manufacturers developed the use of a range of compounds, including pyrazines, in order to enhance ‘light’ cigarette products’ acceptance and sales. Pyrazines with chemosensory and pharmacological effects were incorporated in the first ‘full-flavour, low-tar’ product achieving high market success.
Hawaii legislative committee kills ban on flavored e-cigarettes
Hawaii lawmakers today killed a proposal that would have banned flavored electronic smoking devices and e-liquids, saying they suspected teenagers would continue to get the products online even if sales were prohibited.
FDA Fearmongering on Vaping and Seizures Puts Lives at Risk
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, three million adults and 470,000 children suffer from epilepsy or seizures in the United States. Therefore, it would be expected that some number of e-cigarette users would suffer from seizures regardless of whether they vaped or used no nicotine products.
Trump wants the e-cigarette industry to pay $100 million a year in user fees
E-cigarettes are not subject to such fees now, but several other types of tobacco products are, including cigarettes, cigars and snuff. The agency is expected to collect an estimated $712 million in user fees in the current fiscal year, with cigarettes accounting for more than 86 percent of the amount.
Latest Study: No Lung Damage Reported Following Long Term Daily Vaping
A long term study looking for possible lung damage after a cohort of non-smokers had used e-cigarettes daily for a number of years, indicated that these vapers suffered no lung damage, when their results were compared with those of non-vapers.
Popcorn lung is a slang name for a serious condition with the scientific name bronchiolitis obliterans, or obliterative bronchiolitis. Sometimes the name is abbreviated as BO, and it is occasionally called constrictive bronchiolitis.
Public Health England has been unequivocal in its findings: vaping is at least 95 percent safer than smoking. They understand that studying the dangers of vaping alone is only half of the subject, since vaping exists primarily as an alternative to smoking.
Study Will Examine the Effects of Vaping Regulations
After years of encouraging terrible state and local vaping laws by promoting the belief that “no tobacco product is safe” and that vaping isn’t proven to help smokers quit, the federal government wants to know what the results have been of its long and determined effort to bury vaping.
Tobacco Smokers Could Gain 86 Million Years of Life if they Switch to Vaping, Study Finds
Up to 6.6 million cigarette smokers will live substantially longer if cigarette smoking is replaced by vaping over a ten-year period, calculates a research team led by investigators from Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center.