Siri or Alexa can't help quit drinking and smoking, get confused by questions on drugs, find researchers
Siri or Alexa can't help quit drinking and smoking, get confused by questions on drugs, find researchers

Intelligent virtual assistants returned actionable responses only four times: “Did I say something wrong?”

Pro-vaping Instagram influencer posts outnumber FDA’s anti-e-cigarette messages by 10,000 to 1
Pro-vaping Instagram influencer posts outnumber FDA’s anti-e-cigarette messages by 10,000 to 1

The analysis shows Instagram user comments disputing the FDA claims of the damaging health effects from nicotine and calling the campaign propaganda, say experts

Over 2 million people with heart disease have used marijuana, finds study suggesting alarming link between the two
Over 2 million people with heart disease have used marijuana, finds study suggesting alarming link between the two

According to a review, as more US states legalize marijuana for both medicinal and recreational use and usage increases nationwide, doctors should advise patients about the potential risks, including effects of marijuana with some commonly prescribed cardiovascular drugs.

Former smokers who switch to e-cigarettes two times more likely to have a stroke, finds study
Former smokers who switch to e-cigarettes two times more likely to have a stroke, finds study

Young adults who smoke cigarettes, as well as use e-cigarettes, are also nearly two times more likely to have a stroke compared to current cigarette-only smokers and nearly three times more likely than non-smokers, says the study

Trump administration bans all flavored e-cigarettes except menthol to check vaping among youth
Trump administration bans all flavored e-cigarettes except menthol to check vaping among youth

The announcement has public health experts worried who believe flavors attract kids, and that even menthol is a flavor

Vaping patients at risk of death and rehospitalization, warns CDC after 7 deaths and 31 readmissions
Vaping patients at risk of death and rehospitalization, warns CDC after 7 deaths and 31 readmissions

CDC has issued an updated clinical guidance which recommends that patients be clinically stable before discharge and calls for follow-up with a clinical provider within 48 hours of hospital discharge

Vaping Crisis: US may increase age limit for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21, hopes to curb vaping among teens
Vaping Crisis: US may increase age limit for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21, hopes to curb vaping among teens

Experts have observed a spike in e-cigarette use among teens with the percentage of teen users jumping to 28% in 2019 from 20% last year.

Vaping crisis: CDC releases full list of vape brands that may have killed 48 people
Vaping crisis: CDC releases full list of vape brands that may have killed 48 people

About 56% of vaping-related lung injury victims used Dank Vapes, which can be easily found in the black market

Metals from vaping devices may have left California woman with scarred and permanently damaged lungs
Metals from vaping devices may have left California woman with scarred and permanently damaged lungs

The damage to the patient's lungs is caused by a rare lung disease, typically seen in industry metal workers, according to doctors who treated the patient.

Massachusetts becomes first US state to impose tough restrictions on tobacco, vape flavors and menthol cigarettes
Massachusetts becomes first US state to impose tough restrictions on tobacco, vape flavors and menthol cigarettes

Beginning June 1, 2020, the state will limit the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products, menthol cigarettes and flavored chewing tobacco to licensed smoking bars, where they may only be smoked on-site

Research links weed to higher risk of stroke, but experts say clearer data is needed before jumping to conclusions
Research links weed to higher risk of stroke, but experts say clearer data is needed before jumping to conclusions

According to experts, dose, frequency, treatment intention and mode of administration matter.

Washington bans vaping products with vitamin E acetate, a chemical linked to surge in lung injuries in US
Washington bans vaping products with vitamin E acetate, a chemical linked to surge in lung injuries in US

The state has asked e-cigarette manufacturers to disclose the ingredients used in their products.

Worrying vaping habit continues to rise, even as American cigarette-smoker numbers hit all-time low
Worrying vaping habit continues to rise, even as American cigarette-smoker numbers hit all-time low

During 2017-2018, e-cigarette use went up from 2.8% to 3.2%, a reversal of the decline seen during 2014-2017.

Vaping crisis: 17-year-old US boy undergoes double lung transplantation as e-cigarettes damage both his lungs
Vaping crisis: 17-year-old US boy undergoes double lung transplantation as e-cigarettes damage both his lungs

The boy, who is a former athlete, is doing well, says the medical team, adding that recovery will be an intense process and could take months

Vaping nearly killed 16-year-old boy after causing life-threatening lung inflammation and respiratory failure
Vaping nearly killed 16-year-old boy after causing life-threatening lung inflammation and respiratory failure

Doctors say trigger likely to be immune response to chemical in e-cigarette fluid.

Vaping health crisis: CDC identifies vitamin E acetate as cause behind lung injury outbreaks in US, calls it a 'breakthrough'
Vaping health crisis: CDC identifies vitamin E acetate as cause behind lung injury outbreaks in US, calls it a 'breakthrough'

Experts found the compound in lung fluids from all the 29 tested patients. So far, 2,051 confirmed and probable US lung injury cases and 39 deaths have been associated with vaping.

Vaping crisis: One in four high school students in US used electronic cigarettes this year, says study
Vaping crisis: One in four high school students in US used electronic cigarettes this year, says study

Researchers say since 2014, e-cigarettes have been the most commonly used tobacco product among youth.

Vaping crisis gets worse as death toll reaches  37 and number of people suffering from e-cigarette illnesses climbs to 1,888
Vaping crisis gets worse as death toll reaches 37 and number of people suffering from e-cigarette illnesses climbs to 1,888

The previous CDC estimates in early October put the number of fatalities at 24.

Vaping Crisis: Teens using flavored e-cigarettes more prone to addiction as staggering number of young users reported
Vaping Crisis: Teens using flavored e-cigarettes more prone to addiction as staggering number of young users reported

Over 3.6 million children were using e-cigarettes, with fruit, menthol and mint favours gaining popularity.

UK study says vaping may help people quit smoking amid concerns in US over e-cigarette deaths
UK study says vaping may help people quit smoking amid concerns in US over e-cigarette deaths

While the CDC has flagged the ill effects of vaping in the wake of deaths, in the UK it is being seen as helping smokers quit

Cannabis compound used in e-cigarettes or vaping products linked to lung injuries, CDC warns
Cannabis compound used in e-cigarettes or vaping products linked to lung injuries, CDC warns

Of the affected 1,299 people, the condition named "e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury" (EVALI), has claimed 26 lives in 21 US states

The Hit We'll Take: Anti-vape campaign featuring Silento that can help youth kick addictive habit
The Hit We'll Take: Anti-vape campaign featuring Silento that can help youth kick addictive habit

So far, 1,080 lung injury cases have been reported from 48 states and 16 percent of these patients are below 18 years of age.

Vaping affects fertility in young women while use of e-cigarettes during pregnancy puts child's health at risk: Study
Vaping affects fertility in young women while use of e-cigarettes during pregnancy puts child's health at risk: Study

According to researchers, using e-cigarettes during pregnancy impairs metabolic health in daughters; Recent studies have also stated that e-cigarettes disrupt lung function and raise risk of infection

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