San Francisco First Major US City To Ban E-Cigarette Sales
Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 8:07 AM
San Francisco became the first major US city to effectively ban the sale and manufacture of electronic cigarettes. The city's legislature unanimously approved an ordinance which backers said was necessary due to the "significant public health consequences" of a "dramatic surge" in vaping among youths. San Francisco is home to market-leading e-cigarette maker Juul. Cigarettes do not contain the cancer-causing products found in tobacco.
New study finds e-cigarettes can cause heart damage
Friday, June 15, 2018, 3:16 PM
Flavoured additives used in electronic cigarettes can impair blood vessel function and lead to heart damage, a new study revealed. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid including tobacco-derived nicotine, flavouring and other additives and produce an aerosol that is inhaled. According to a study, flavour additives may impair blood vessel function and is one of the major early indicators of heart damage.