Updated : Nov 18, 2019 in Feature

Think Twice About Vaping

This blog article was published on the STS patient website on November 18, 2019.   By Philip W. Carrott, MD Since vaping and e-cigarettes have…

Updated : Nov 15, 2019 in Research Articles

Popular electronic cigarette may deliver nicotine more effectively than others, researchers say

When it comes to nicotine delivery, not all electronic cigarettes are created equally, according to Penn State researchers. New research from Penn State College of…

Updated : Nov 11, 2019 in Research Articles

Study: E-Cigarettes May Be More Harmful to Heart Health Than Tobacco

DOWNLOADABLE VIDEO LOS ANGELES (Nov. 11, 2019) -- A new study from researchers at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that electronic nicotine delivery…

Updated : Nov 08, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Understanding vaping and its risks

It is no secret that vaping — inhaling nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals from an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) — is growing in popularity, particularly among…

Updated : Nov 06, 2019 in Feature

Teens and Vaping: What Parents Need to Know

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has linked vaping to over 1,600 cases of lung injury and 34 deaths throughout the United…

Updated : Nov 05, 2019 in Research Articles

Study Reports High Use of Electronic Cigarettes Among US Students in 2019

Study Reports High Use of Electronic Cigarettes Among US Students in 2019 JAMAOriginal Investigation e-Cigarette Use Among Youth in the United States, 2019  Article PDF…

Updated : Oct 25, 2019 in Video Only

Untangling considerations in the vaping debate

A rash of vaping-related deaths and injuries has alarmed physicians and public health officials. Scientists and physicians are still discerning what may be multiple causes…

Updated : Oct 24, 2019 in Research Articles

E-cigarette Flavors Decrease Perception of Harm Among Youth

CHAPEL HILL, NC – October 24, 2019 – As more and more youth use electronic cigarettes, combined with research showing the health consequences of vaping…

Updated : Oct 18, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Virginia Tech researcher calls for a balanced approach when regulating electronic cigarettes

Banning e-cigarettes could potentially have some unexpected consequences, according to Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC addiction research expert Warren Bickel, especially if it causes…

Updated : Oct 16, 2019 in Expert Pitch

تنبيه من الخبراء: يتناول الخبراء في Mayo Clinic المخاوف المتعلقة بتدخين السيجارة الإلكترونية

مدينة روتشستر، ولاية مينيسوتا. — بالتزامن مع عناوين الأخبار السائدة عن حالات الوفاة المتعلقة بتدخين السيجارة الإلكترونية، يتزايد القلق بشأن آثار تدخين السيجارة الإلكترونية وأمراض…

Updated : Oct 11, 2019 in Expert Pitch

@atscommunity members join #CDC to craft guidance on #vaping associated lung injury. Available for comment.

Don Hayes, Jr., MD, MS, MEd, is the medical director of the Advanced Lung Disease Program and the Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Programs at Nationwide…

Updated : Oct 11, 2019 in Expert Pitch

ATS Expert Resources: New CDC Clinical Guide on Vaping Lung Injury

Don Hayes, Jr., MD, is the medical director of the Advanced Lung Disease Program and the Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Programs at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.…

Updated : Oct 11, 2019 in Research Articles

Rutgers study examines smoking status, health conditions in older Chinese American men

NEW BRUNSWICK (Oct. 11, 2019) –– Cigarette smoking has long been known to cause lung cancer, but older Chinese American men are at an even…

Updated : Oct 03, 2019 in Research Articles

Según estudios, la lesión pulmonar asociada al uso del cigarrillo electrónico podría ser producto de los vapores tóxicos

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona. La investigación sobre la anatomía patológica de la lesión pulmonar asociada al uso del cigarrillo electrónico está en etapas iniciales, pero, de acuerdo…

Updated : Oct 03, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Oils added to vaping products cause damage to lungs, expert says

In response to a new study which found that lung damage from vaping resembles chemical burns, Geraldine R. Britton, director of the Binghamton University Interdisciplinary Tobacco…

Updated : Oct 02, 2019 in Research Tip Sheet

Tip Sheet: How a failed Alzheimer’s drug boosts CAR T-cell therapy; a new type of anti-CRISPR; and how GVHD starts in the gut

Immunotherapy Nanotech turns pro-tumor immune cells into cancer-killing triple agents Nanotechnology could be the key to redirecting specialized immune cells to attack and shrink tumors.…

Updated : Oct 02, 2019 in Research Articles

Mit dem Vaping verbundene Lungenverletzungen können von giftigen chemischen Dämpfen verursacht werden, findet Studie heraus

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Die Forschung zur Pathologie von mit Vaping verbundenen Lungenverletzungen befindet sich noch im Anfangsstadium, aber eine von der Mayo Clinic geleitete Studie,…

Updated : Sep 18, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Expert Available to Discuss Dangers of Vaping and Associated Lung Illness

WHO: Keith S. Naunheim, MD, Vallee L. Melba Willman Professor and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Saint Louis University (SLU), and past president of The…

Updated : Sep 17, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Experts @UCSDHealth & @UCSDMedSchool available to discuss dangers of #vaping and lung disease

In August, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a warning about a growing epidemic — lung injury caused by vaping. There have been more…

Updated : Sep 11, 2019 in Policy

ATS Responds to FDA’s Promise of Future Action on Flavored E-Cigarettes 

Sept. 11 2019 --The ATS congratulates the FDA important, but belated action, to remove flavored e-cigarette products from the U.S. market. Since e-cigarette products first emerged…

Updated : Sep 10, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Young adults are naive about vaping and smoking behavior is getting renormalized, expert says

While adults may use electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) as reduced harm products to aid quitting smoking, most young adults are nicotine-naive and are using…

Updated : Sep 09, 2019 in Research Articles

New Investigation Cuts Through the Haze Surrounding “Smoke-Free” Tobacco Products

A class of alternative tobacco product called heat-not-burn is quickly gaining in popularity across the globe. The product manufacturers claim that these battery-operated devices produce a “clean,”…

Updated : Sep 06, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Vaping expert, pediatrician, available to discuss concerning deaths and related illnesses affecting teens

As more vaping-related deaths and heath concerns are continuing to rise in the United States, Susan Walley, M.D., pediatrician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham…

Updated : Sep 06, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Smoking cessation expert can comment on vaping-related deaths

The Indiana State Department of Health has confirmed the first death of an Indiana resident on Sept. 5 due to severe lung injury linked to…

Updated : Sep 06, 2019 in Research Articles

Mysterious Vaping Illness Characterized by Oil-laden Cells in the Lung

(Salt Lake City) – Doctors have identified a previously unrecognized characteristic of the vaping-related respiratory illness that has been emerging in clusters across the U.S. in recent months. Within the lungs of these patients are large immune cells containing numerous oily…

Updated : Sep 05, 2019 in Policy

ATS Applauds Governor Whitmer’s Action on Flavored E-cigs and Urges FDA to Take Immediate Action

(Sept. 5, 2019) -- The American Thoracic Society applauds Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to ban the sale of all flavored e-cigarette and vaping products…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Expert Pitch

University of Michigan/American Lung Assoc. expert can address vaping hazards

MeiLan K. Han, M.D., MS, is professor of internal medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Michigan Medicine and director of…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Thoracic Oncologist: Vaping is addictive, toxic and young people are more at risk

Since June, almost 200 cases of lung illnesses or injuries linked to vaping have been reported to the federal government. This week, officials stated that…

Updated : Aug 22, 2019 in Research Articles

E-cigs Can Trigger Same Lung Changes Seen in Smokers, Emphysema

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – August 22, 2019 – E-cigarette “vaping” is widely assumed to be safer than cigarette smoking, but scientists at the University of…

Updated : Aug 20, 2019 in Research Articles

Nicotine-Free E-Cigarettes Can Damage Blood Vessels

PHILADELPHIA – Smoking e-cigarettes, also called vaping, has been marketed as a safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes and is rising in popularity among non-smoking adolescents.…

Updated : Aug 20, 2019 in Feature

E-cigarette Use Spurs Rise in Teens Treated for Respiratory Injuries

The number of teens and young adults treated for severe respiratory injury after e-cigarette use is increasing at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt,…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Vaping expert, pediatrician can discuss the effects of vaping on children

Children and teenagers have always faced peer pressure in school, but a relatively new concern is the peer pressure to use e-cigarettes and vape, around…

Updated : Jul 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Dangers of E-Cigarette Usage and the Vaping Trend

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- In recent news, researchers have found that the liquid used in e-cigarettes, when heated, reacts to form irritating chemicals called acetals, formed from chemicals used…

Updated : Jul 30, 2019 in Video Only

Teens falling victim to the Juul effect

"We were seeing a real drop-off in youth smoking, but now we're seeing an increase," says Dr. Beth Ebel, a UW Medicine pediatrician and researcher with…