Is Vaping a Gateway to Tobacco?

Welcome to week 9 of our Knowledge is Power blog series. This week we will be looking the argument around vaping as a gateway to smoking. Medical News Today1 defines the gateway hypothesis as “the idea that less deleterious substances can lead to use and addiction of more harmful drugs.” Do we actually know if vaping leads to smoking traditional cigarettes? Join me as we look at what we do know.

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“What About the Children” Part 3: The Allure of Flavors

Welcome back to our Knowledge is Power blog series. Today we are discussing the 3rd and final element in the “What About the Children” argument surrounding e-cigarettes. Saturday we looked at advertising and sales to minors, and yesterday we looked at e-liquid safety. If you haven’t had a chance, we encourage you to look at those aspects of this discussion as well. Today we are tackling the subject of the allure of flavors when it comes to e-juice and children.

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“What About the Children” Part 2: E-Liquid Safety

Welcome back to our Knowledge is Power blog series. Today we are discussing the 2nd of three elements within the “What About the Children” argument surrounding e-cigarettes. Yesterday we talked about advertising and selling to minors, and tomorrow we will be looking at the appeal of flavors. Today we will be tackling the subject of e-liquid safety.

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“What about the Children” Part 1: Advertising & Selling to Minors

Welcome back to our Knowledge is Power blog series. This week we are going to be looking at the question “What about the Children”. In researching this subject I found there were three key issues all wrapped up under this heading: advertising/selling to minors, e-juice safety, and flavors. Normally we would cover an issue within one blog posting, but due to the extensiveness of each issue within the overall subject matter we have decided to do something a bit different. This weekend we are doing a “What about the Children” long weekend (through Monday), where each day we will discuss a different issue. Today we will be tackling the Advertising & Selling to minors.

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Nicotine Absorption when Vaping

Welcome to our 6th edition of the Knowledge is Power blog series. Today we are going to be looking at nicotine absorption into the bloodstream when vaping. In our previous editions we have discussed Vaping as a Smoking Cessation tool1, and Nicotine health effects2, both of which referenced the importance of nicotine in use of e-cigs when attempting to quit smoking. That leads to a few questions…

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The Truth About Diacetyl

Welcome to this week’s installment of our Knowledge is Power blog series. Last week we talked about what’s in E-Juice and its safety. Originally the Diacetyl information was going to be included in the E-Juice – What’s Inside blog edition, but in researching this topic, it became so in depth that we felt it was important to address this subject specifically. I would like to mention that while there are multiple news articles discussing this topic, each of the articles I read referenced the studies and articles I will share with you below. Thank you for joining us this week as we discuss Diacetyl and e-juice.

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E-Juice – What’s Inside

Welcome to week 4 of the Knowledge is Power blog series. This week we will be going over the basic ingredients included in e-liquid, also known as e-juice or just juice. It’s always a good idea to know what you’re putting into your body, whether it be ingestion, injection, or inhalation. An ironic statement considering no one really knows everything that’s used in cigarettes, yet I’m sure the majority of us went right on inhaling that, even though we knew it was incredibly unhealthy.

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Nicotine – Deadly Poison or Promising Medicine?

Welcome to the third edition of the Knowledge is Power series. Today we are going to take a closer look at nicotine. If you’re like me, then at one point or another you considered the words nicotine and tobacco to be interchangeable. It wasn’t until I was introduced to the wonderful world of vaping that I discovered there is a drastic difference between the two. We all know that tobacco kills, but what about nicotine? Is it a deadly poison? Is it completely safe or even beneficial? Let’s take a look at these questions together.

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Vaping as a Smoking Cessation Tool?

Welcome to the second blog in the Knowledge is Power series. Today we will be discussing vaping as a smoking cessation tool. We have all heard and seen the back and forth in the media. Vaping is dangerous, vaping is completely safe, vaping helps people stop smoking, vaping has no effect on people trying to quit, and on and on it goes. How can so many scientists come up with so many completely opposite stances?

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Health Effects of Vaping vs. Smoking

Welcome to our first Knowledge is Power Blog edition. Today we will be discussing the health effects of vaping vs. smoking, and vaping in public places. There is a lot of information, much of it conflicting about the health effects of vaping and 2nd hand vape. Let’s look at the concerns and what the leading researchers in the field are saying in response.

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