Vaping: A Huge Uncontrolled Experiment
E-cigarettes deliver their nicotine load into the lungs and include appealing flavors. Recent studies suggest that teenagers who would not otherwise have started smoking have been enticed back to tobacco products by e-cigarettes. Unfortunately, it takes years to see the consequences of any epidemic. "There's a huge uncontrolled experiment going on," said Stephanie O'Malley, PhD.
Teen Vaping Linked to More Health Risks
A popular type of vaping device, called pod mods, look like USB drives and can even be charged via a laptop or USB port. Yale researchers in addiction medicine are concerned that teens may not know that they could be vaping with nicotine, a highly addictive drug.Source: Yale Medicine
More Vaping-Related Dangers?
According to a recent Yale study, inhaling vapor from flavored e-cigarette liquid exposes users to previously undetected chemical byproducts called acetals. As a result of the study, the authors hope the FDA will begin to study the short- and long-term effects of inhaled acetals.Source: Yale Medicine
Yale researchers study proliferation of vape trick videos on YouTube
Grace Kong, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, is lead author of a paper published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research that looks at the proliferation of vape trick videos on YouTube and the efforts by e-cigarette marketers and stores to promote them.Source: Mashable
Addicted to vaped nicotine, teenagers have no clear path to quitting
Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology, discusses the impact of exposing the brain's prefrontal cortex to nicotine in a New York Times report on teenage vaping.Source: The New York Times
A call for age limits on Internet, mail order of e-cigarettes
Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, co-leader of the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science, talks about the dangers of nicotine and tobacco use at a press conference Monday. She and other doctors voiced support for federal legislation that would regulate Internet and mail orders of electronic cigarettes.Source: New Haven Register