One of every three people who vape say they have symptoms associated with damage to the lungs or respiratory tract, a new study reports.
A new federal policy regulating flavored e-cigarettes is set to take effect Thursday, but not all flavored products will be off the market.
The frequently cited claim that e-cigarettes are "95% less risky" or "95% less harmful" than combustible cigarettes is outdated, misleading and invalid -- and should no longer be made in discussions on the dangers of vaping, according to an editorial published today in the American Journal of Public Health by six leading experts on e-cigarettes and public health.
Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar speaks on BBC Weekend about the importance of independent E-Cigarette research.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Alex Carll of the Envirome Institute was presenting his research about the impact of e-cigarette smoke on mouse hearts at an American Heart Association conference when a man from Juul Labs approached him and started asking questions.
There are a lot of questions when it comes to vaping and its health effects. The FDA funded research being conducted at UofL.
E-cigarette flavors can damage the cells that line your blood vessels and perhaps your heart health down the line, according to a new study of human cells in the lab. The study, co-written by Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar, Director of the Envirome Institute at the University of Louisville, published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, adds to growing evidence that the flavored "e-liquids" used in vapes can hinder human cells' ability to survive and function. The authors say these changes, some observed in the absence of nicotine, are known to play a role in heart disease.
Smoking Kills - What About Vaping? E-cigarettes have been touted as a way to cut back on tobacco intake. "Vaping" as it's known is increasingly popular with smokers. But are e-cigarettes actually less harmful than the average tobacco product? DW's Sumi Somaskanda talks with Aruni Bhatnagar and Alex Carll, two experts on the effects of vaping.
According to Aruni Bhatnagar, PhD, FAHA, chair of the writing committee, and colleagues, the objective of the statement was to focus on the design and operation of the water pipes and their use patterns as well as to identify harmful ingredients in water pipe smoke and document CV risks in water pipe use. The researchers also sought to identify water pipe smoking cessation and health care treatment for water pipe tobacco smokers.
E-cigarettes may be a less dangerous way to use tobacco, and may help established smokers reduce their immediate risk of death and disease, but they can hook teens and young adults and raise their risk of becoming smokers, a new report finds.
When Philip Morris International took out an ad campaign in Britain claiming it wanted to “give up” smoking, American Lung Association CEO Harold Wimmer had a one-line zinger in return: “Stop selling cigarettes today.” Now the tobacco company is asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to endorse what it claims is a "safer" tobacco product — heated tobacco.
E-cigarettes can be highly addictive, and kids who use them are more likely to start smoking regular cigarettes, concluded a panel of public health experts.
Electronic cigarettes may increase two separate risk factors for heart disease, a new study finds. The study was small. It looked at just 16 vapers and 18 people who neither smoked nor vaped. Still, the symptoms uncovered were “spot-on” for what has been seen in heart attack patients and those with heart disease and diabetes, says Holly Middlekauff.
Non-smokers aged 18-40 are sought for a research trial at the University of Louisville examining how flavors added to tobacco may lead to harmful outcomes.
A community educational forum convened by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on the possibility of expanding activities covered by Metro Louisville’s smoke-free ordinance will feature two University of Louisville researchers who study the effects of environmental factors on health. Aruni Bhatnagar, Ph.D., the Smith and Lucille Gibson Chair in Medicine and director of the American Heart Association Tobacco Research and Addiction Center (ATRAC) in the School of Medicine, and Robert Jacobs, professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences, will participate in the forum.
American Heart Association, UofL, and other universities awarded $17.98M for tobacco regulation research
LOUISVILLE, Ky. and DALLAS – Building upon the success of the past five years, the American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to building longer, healthier lives, in partnership with the University of Louisville, has received a nearly $18 million, five-year renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), funded by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Center for Tobacco Products to continue support for the American Heart Association Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center.
The University of Louisville has been awarded a total of $14.4 million and a U of L researcher will oversee another $8.9 million to help shape the manufacture, distribution and marketing of tobacco products as they are regulated by the FDA under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.