Cardiovascular / Cardiology Smoking / Quit Smoking

Stroke: Smoking both traditional and e-cigarettes may raise risk

A team at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, has uncovered another electronic cigarette health concern. This time, it relates to stroke risk. In recent years, the popularity of e-cigarettes has soared. A 2016 study found that 10.8 million adults in the United States were current e-cigarette users. It is common for people to switch from […]

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Does smoking cause depression?

Most of us are familiar with the physical health effects of smoking, but can the habit also affect our mental and emotional well-being? A new study suggests that it can, after finding a link between smoking cigarettes and depression. Share on PinterestA new study examines the link between mental health and smoking among students. The […]

Depression Smoking / Quit Smoking

Study finds ‘strong link’ between vaping and depression

A recent study concludes that people who use electronic cigarettes are twice as likely to report clinical depression as those who have never vaped. The correlation was particularly strong among younger people. Share on PinterestA new study identifies a link between vaping and depression. Known as vaping, battery-powered e-cigarettes use heat to deliver an aerosol […]

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Can you smoke and donate blood?

The majority of people can donate blood. However, those who use nicotine products, cannabis products, or both may wonder whether or not they can donate blood. Hospitals and health clinics use donated blood to treat various medical conditions. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of blood donations collected around the world per […]

Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Smoking / Quit Smoking

E-cigarettes just as, if not more, harmful than traditional cigarettes

Are e-cigarettes less harmful than conventional cigarettes that contain tobacco? From a cardiovascular point of view, at least, new research answers with a resounding “no.” In fact, says one study author, “e-cigs may confer as much and potentially even more harm to users” than traditional cigarettes. Share on PinterestDespite popular perception, e-cigarettes may not be […]

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Lung injury outbreak: CDC warn against certain vaping products

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a lung injury outbreak registered across the United States since the beginning of October. While the cause of the outbreak remains unknown, the CDC warn against using e-cigarettes, particularly those that contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or nicotine. Share on PinterestHealthcare professionals have recently associated vaping with […]