E-cigarettes may be independently linked to erectile dysfunction, new research finds

Smoking has long been associated with Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). However, little research has explored if there is a similar association among men who use Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), commonly referred to as e-cigarettes. In the first population-based study of its kind, researchers from NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine published a study online today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that suggests men between 20 and 65 years of age with no prior history of CVD but who use ENDS daily are more than twice (2.4 times) as likely as men who have never used ENDS to report erectile dysfunction.
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Disposable Low-Nicotine Vape Pens

These new GEEK BAR disposable vapes have been unveiled by the brand in the UK to provide consumers with a low-nicotine option when seeking out an alternative to their existing vaping or smoking habit. The product contains 10mg of nicotine salts in each vape pen and has a 500mAh battery within that will offer put to 575 puffs. The disposable vape comes in 10 flavors including Grape, Strawberry Ice Cream, Blueberry Ice, Watermelon Ice, Sour Apple, Banana Ice, Passion Fruit, Mango Ice, Sweet Strawberry and Pink Lemonade.
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Tobacco Cessation Program Resumes Full Scheduling

After 25 years as a smoker, Alease Stokes was ready to take steps to quit. In October, she called LIVE FOR LIFE, the Duke employee wellness program, and enrolled in a virtual offering of the Duke Tobacco Cessation Program. As a former half-a-pack-a-day smoker, she hasn’t had a cigarette since Oct. 9.

Daily e-cigarette vaping may increase erectile dysfunction risk, warns new study

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) have long been linked to smoking. However, few studies have looked into whether men who use Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), sometimes known as e-cigarettes, have the same link. Researchers from NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine...

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Hillforest Victorian House Museum was the home of industrialist and financier Thomas Gaff and his family between 1855 and 1926. The Nicotine Action Alliance of Dearborn County Action Team is a group of professionals who provide direct services to residents of Dearborn County and are concerned about the health and well being of those persons as it relates to the use of Nicotine products of all kinds. Meeting are held via ZOOM Meeting ID 81366754462 PASCODE 517176 This Action team works with the local Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coordinator through the Dearborn County Health Department on the goals and objectives in the capacity building grant from the Indiana State Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission.

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Along with having laws against spitting and urinating anywhere but in a toilet (which you’re then legally obligated to flush if it’s a public washroom), Singapore has also banned chewing gum in an effort to keep the city clean and orderly. The ban was established in 1992. In 2004, exceptions were made for therapeutic, dental, or nicotine gums.
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HEALTH: Talk to your kids about the dangers of vaping

Many people believe the best way to kick a smoking habit is by transitioning to e-cigarettes. Though this idea has become popularized in recent years, this is not a safe alternative as the danger lies within the ingredients of these products. Although e-cigarettes do not contain tobacco, many include nicotine, which comes from tobacco, as well as a mix of other potentially harmful chemicals. Why does this matter? Because nicotine is a highly addictive chemical compound that can change the way the brain works and cause physical and psychological dependence.

E-cigarette users face 15% higher risk of stroke

In a new study from Mount Sinai, researchers found adults who used electronic cigarettes had a 15% higher risk of having a stroke at a younger age when compared with adults who smoked traditional combustible cigarettes. Tobacco smoking is a known major risk factor for stroke and heart attack and...

Should doctors be prescribing nicotine e-liquids to help their patients quit smoking?

In the absence of guidance from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), authors writing in the Medical Journal of Australia have provided advice to GPs about prescribing e-liquids for e-cigarettes to smokers trying to quit tobacco cigarettes. Dr. Miranda Ween, a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Associate Professor...
Arizona Capitol Times

Nicotine tax raises price to quit smoking

Inflation. Unemployment. Supply-chain disruptions. Debt ceilings. Pandemics. And that just describes the past few months. Economic anxiety is gripping every American – the last thing we need is our leaders in Washington finding ways to make life even more expensive. President Biden campaigned on not raising taxes on Americans making...
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Indianapolis District Latest in Indiana to Join Vaping Suit

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Public Schools has become the latest Indiana school district to join a lawsuit that accuses e-cigarette giant Juul Labs of marketing its vaping products to young people. IPS is one of hundreds of U.S. school districts, including 10 others in Indiana, that have signed on to...
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Merkley Leads Push for FDA to Close Synthetic Nicotine Loophole Being Used to Target Teens

Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley is leading a group of nine senators in pushing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to crack down on synthetic nicotine. Vaping manufacturers have reportedly been switching to synthetic nicotine to sidestep the FDA’s regulatory process for tobacco products and to continue to ensnare teens with sweet flavors that the industry has used to hook a new generation on nicotine products.

U.S. Forbids Altria, Philip Morris from Selling Iqos

Altria (NYSE:MO) and Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) are no longer able to sell or import Iqos tobacco devices in the U.S. after the Biden administration opted to take no action on an ongoing patent dispute. Rival R.J. Reynolds, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco, had filed a claim with the...
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CTC launches new parent podcast series

DOWNINGTOWN — Communities that Care of Greater Downingtown is thrilled to announce the release of its new podcast series, Parent to Parent: Real Life Tips to Raise Resilient Kids. Every other Monday, hosts, Bethann Cinelli, D.ED. and Chrissie Dziembowski, MPH, CHES, will meet with experts and other parents to discuss...

Why Preparing for Your Oral Surgery Matters

No one looks forward to oral surgery, or any surgery for that matter. From wisdom tooth extractions to full mouth reconstructions, many oral surgeries are outpatient procedures, meaning you leave the same day. There are multiple types of sedation for oral surgery that your surgeon might use, depending on the procedure. Anesthesia is a main worry of a lot of patients who need to be put under for their dental surgery. And other factors affect your surgery, as well as the recovery process, like your personal health and lifestyle choices. Anytime you’re dealing with a procedure that requires medical sedation, there are certain things your oral or maxillofacial surgeon will tell you to do to prepare. But why aren’t you supposed to eat beforehand? And why does whether or not you smoke matter?