Vaping at Work

vaping in the workplace

It’s a long time since smokers could smoke in the workplace, and in general that rule has been applied to vaping as well – more by association than because of any research showing second-hand vapor may be hazardous to anyone’s health. Because they do not contain or burn tobacco, vaping cannot technically be considered smoking, which doesn’t mean that it isn’t frequently treated as if it were smoking. Continue reading “Vaping at Work”

Report: Vaping Creates a Net Public Health Benefit

harm reduction slide from e-cigarette report

The FDA asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to review the evidence regarding the health impact of vaping, and the committee of experts concluded: “There is conclusive evidence that completely substituting e-cigarettes for combustible tobacco cigarettes reduces users’ exposure to numerous toxicants and carcinogens present in combustible tobacco cigarettes.” Continue reading “Report: Vaping Creates a Net Public Health Benefit”

Is Vaping Bad for Your Electronics?

vaper blowing vapor toward laptop computer

A lot of people wonder if the vapor from their e-cigarettes might negatively impact their electronics. Is your computer, iPhone, PlayStation, Xbox, stereo, TV, or Blu-ray player at risk? Regular PCs and powerful gaming systems tend to have a lot of airflow through their cases to keep the hot, powerful CPU and graphics processors from frying the system, so it’s a reasonable question. Continue reading “Is Vaping Bad for Your Electronics?”

2 Year Study of Vaping Finds No Adverse Health Impact

e-liquid in bottles

According to a peer-reviewed clinical trial involving 209 healthy smokers who took up vaping, “regular use of e-cigarettes does not have any negative health impact on smokers.” The study will be published in the February issue of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, the scientific journal of The International Society of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. Continue reading “2 Year Study of Vaping Finds No Adverse Health Impact”

Should Vaping Be Taxed Like Cigarettes?

Vapor Tax Rates 2017. Copyright 2017 by Tax Foundation. Used with permission.

I don’t understand how it happened, but governments around the world are lumping vaping together with smoking so they can tax it. In most instances they officially label e-cigarettes as tobacco products, even though there is no tobacco in them. Sounds like a sleight of hand magic trick, but people tend to assume that government has a good reason for what it does. Continue reading “Should Vaping Be Taxed Like Cigarettes?”

The Truth About Vaping and ‘Popcorn Lung’

microwave popcorn
  • Prolonged exposure to high levels of heated diacetyl in microwave popcorn factories has been linked to the irreversible lung damage known as “popcorn lung”.
  • Diacetyl has been found to be present in some vaping liquids, at levels ranging from unmeasurable to as high of 239 µg (micrograms) per e-cigarette, with almost all measuring below 30 µg.
  • There is no known link between e-cigarettes and popcorn lung.

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