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Vapers May Be at Higher Risk for Bladder Cancer

A new bladder cancer study reveals that vapers may be at elevated risk compared to non-smokers and never vapers. Specifically, vaping and bladder cancer may be linked, although smokers too are already known to be at risk. Scientists conducting a recent meta-analysis of multiple research studies identified six substances strongly linked to bladder cancer in

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Cannabis Linked With Temporary Psychiatric Symptoms

Millions use cannabis worldwide, both recreationally and medically. New research, however, links temporary psychiatric symptoms and cannabis use, even for first time users. This suggests we should see the benefits and risks of cannabis use as a nuanced debate—one that depends in part on the active compounds in the particular cannabis used. Temporary Psychiatric Symptoms A

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Young Adults Don’t Always Know What’s In Their Vape Pods

According to new research from a Stanford University team, young adults often don’t know what’s in their nicotine vape pods, including what brand they use. Pod-based e-cigarettes look a lot like thumb drives, but they are vaping devices. They consist of a vaporizer base powered by a rechargeable battery, and vape pods that you snap

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Vaping vitamin E acetate creates toxic ketene gas
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Vaping Vitamin E Acetate Creates Toxic Ketene Gas

We all know that we should avoid vaping anything containing vitamin E acetate, thanks to the vape ban and EVALI scare. New research clarifies that vitamin E acetate, a cutting agent used in some vaping products, can create ketene gas, which is highly toxic, when heated. Vaping Vitamin E Acetate Starting in late summer of

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Less Support for Gateway Effect: Study

Are young adults who vape but don’t smoke more likely to smoke in the future? Two recent research studies suggest that there is less support for the “gateway effect” than previously thought. The gateway effect is the idea that vaping e-cigarettes causes young people to smoke. The Gateway Effect Existing research indicates that vaping e-cigarettes

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Study: 98% of EVALI Patients Bought Illegal Products

The vast majority of California EVALI patients bought their vaping products from illegal sources, according to new research. In fact, 98 percent of the patients bought illegal products, with only one in 86 making a legal purchase. 98 Percent of EVALI Patients Bought Illegal Products Doctors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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CBG Antibiotic Study: Cannabinoid May Fight MRSA

A new CBG antibiotic study reports that cannabis plants produce an antibacterial compound that may prove important in the development of new medications. Specifically, the cannabinoid cannabigerol or CBG is antibacterial and protects against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Antibiotic Resistance: The Problem According to health experts around the world, antibiotic resistance of pathogenic bacteria is

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Cannabis Beats Toothpaste in Preliminary Study

A new, preliminary study found that cannabinoids, compounds naturally found in cannabis, could prevent cavities and gum disease more effectively than most widely available toothpastes—but don’t stop brushing yet Cannabis beats toothpaste? New research in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science reveals that the cannabinoids CBC, CBD, CBGA, CBG, and CBN killed more bacterial colonies

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Research Proves It: Adults Like Flavors Too

Science has now proven what vapers already know: adults also like sweet e-cigarette flavors. This means flavor bans from cities, states, the FDA, or anyone else may have a dangerous effect on adults trying not to smoke. The research team in this case studied how a group of long-term, adult e-cigarette users felt about their

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Vaping Changes Microbiome, Increases Infection Risk

Vaping Changes Mouth’s Microbiome—But Less Than Smoking New research shows that vaping changes the mouth’s microbiome, making vapers more vulnerable to infection and inflammation. This is the first research on changes to the mouth’s microbiome—its local community of microorganisms such as bacteria—from vaping e-cigarettes. The mouth is among the primary ways microbes enter and colonize

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Vaping Biomarkers Study: E-cigarettes and DNA Damage

Excess zinc levels connected to oxidative stress A team of researchers has found that biomarkers that reflect exposure to metals are elevated in e-cigarette users. They have also found that these biomarkers are connected to oxidative DNA damage. The cross-sectional vaping biomarkers study analyzed the urine of nonsmokers, e-cigarette vapers, and traditional cigarette smokers to

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DNA Genotyping and Sequencing High-throughput DNA processing is enabled by automated liquid-handling robots at the Cancer Genomics Research Laboratory, part of the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG).
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Vapers Show Epigenetic Changes Like Smokers

Researchers observed epigenetic changes in DNA linked to cancer in vapers that they have observed in smokers, according to a recent study. The team found that people who vape and people who smoke cigarettes show similar chemical modifications in parts of their DNA and their overall genome. These chemical alterations, also called epigenetic changes, can

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Vape Tax Study: E-Cigarette Tax May Push Smoking

A new vape tax study conducted by a team of researchers from six universities and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that raising taxes on e-cigarettes to fight vaping may push people back to smoking. The team analyzed scanner data from 35,000 retailers across the country from 2011 to 2017. For every

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Will Coronavirus Affect the Vaping Industry?

The outbreak of coronavirus in China has infected thousands, killed hundreds, and triggered travel bans. Industry is naturally going to suffer as a result, and some, such as cannabis vaporizer companies, may be affected more than others. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the coronavirus outbreak, originating in Wuhan City, Hubei

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