E-cigarettes News

Nicotine-free e-cigarettes may damage blood vessels, says study

These findings suggest that vaping can cause significant changes to the inner lining of blood vessels, said study lead author Alessandra Caporale, a post-doctoral researcher at University of Pennsylvania.

Locked in litigation on e-cigarettes, vapes ban, Health Ministry seeks opinion of Law Ministry

A senior official confirmed banning ENDS is part of the Health Ministry’s 100-day agenda, but another said it is holding off on implementing DTAB’s recommendations to clear legal hurdles.


San Francisco becomes first US city to ban e-cigarette sales

Companies such as Juul Labs Inc. lose home turf as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the ordinance on Tuesday, banning the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes until they have approval from the US Food and Drug Administration.

E-cigarette exploded in a teenager’s mouth, damaging his jaw

A July 2017 report from the Federal Emergency Management Agency said that from January 2009 through December 2016, there were 195 reports of explosions involving e-cigarettes, 38 of which caused severe injuries.

Top drug advisory board clears move to ban vapes and e-cigarettes

Once notified by the Health Ministry, the CDSCO will be able to prohibit the manufacture, sale and distribution of these Electronic Nicotinic Delivery Systems

E-cigarettes: Here is the legal stand other countries have taken on vaping

Vaping laws vary from country to country. While laws of some countries consider e-cigarettes strictly illegal, others permit its use under strict restrictions. Prohibition is most common in Asia, the Middle East, and South America.


Vaping may impair mucus clearance from airways, says study

These changes make it more difficult for the bronchi, the main passageways to the lung, to defend themselves from infection and injury.

E-cigarette use may increase heart disease risk: Study

The severity of the damage, aspects of which occur even in the absence of nicotine, varies among popular flavours, the researchers said. Cinnamon and menthol were found to be particularly harmful.

US judge orders FDA to speed up review of e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes are nicotine-emitting devices that have grown into a multibillion-dollar industry in the U.S. despite little research on their long-term health effects, including whether they are useful in helping smokers quit cigarettes.

Students across India appeal to PM to enforce ban on e-cigarettes

Last month, several doctors had written to the Prime Minister seeking a ban on these devices before it becomes an "epidemic in India", especially among the youth.