The Department of Social and Preventive Medicine in Vienna, Austria, conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 13,950 publications on the effectiveness of electronic cigarettes in smoking cessation. The study also aimed to make a comparison with other means of withdrawal such as nicotine substitutes (gums, patches) and advice from a practitioner. Thus, some [...]
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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has analyzed precisely 37 pre-filled pods of nicotine-containing liquids marketed throughout North America. The objective was to characterize the nicotine present in these products. Is it in native free form, which is the most effective form because it is the most bioavailable ("Free Nicotine") or [...]
A study conducted by Dr. Struik's team at UBC Okanagan University involved analyzing 1,228 public posts from 318 users on a Reddit forum titled "Quit Smoking." The information was categorized by method of quitting, reasons for quitting, and barriers and facilitators to quitting. Social media was chosen to collect the data because it is where individuals, [...]
A study carried out by a British research team from the University of London and specialized in psychopharmacology, has set the objective of evaluating the effect of CBD (cannabidiol) on smoking cessation. The clinical study was carried out against placebo by including 30 dependent smokers under strict abstinence of nicotine, that is to say, [...]
An American study evaluated the cellular toxicity of liquids contained in the cartridges of JUUL and Puff, these 2 products counting among the best sellers in the USA. To do this, the researchers used the so-called MTT test to measure the ability to induce cell death in bronchial epithelial cells. The liquids studied contained [...]
A UK study examined trends in use of e-cigarette device types, heated tobacco products (HTP), and nicotine concentrations in e-liquids in England from 2016 to 2020. The data came from a repeated, representative cross-sectional survey of adults aged 16 years or older. The main findings were that among electronic cigarette users, 53.7% used tank [...]
A large meta-analysis study seems to confirm that smoking promotes the progression of Covid-19. In fact, since smoking significantly affects pulmonary immune function, it is a risk factor for contracting other infectious diseases with more serious consequences in infected individuals. A PubMed analysis of scientific articles dealing with the subject was carried out, focusing [...]
A study conducted by the University of Queensland in Australia sought to investigate how e-cigarettes and vaping in general were presented on TikTok, a sharing platform increasingly popular among teenagers. Methodologically, the researchers selected the nine most commonly used keywords in the hashtags to identify the most popular videos about vaping. The researchers then [...]
A recent clinical study by researchers at Queen Mary's University in London sought to compare the delivery of nicotine from different electronic cigarette technologies to tobacco cigarettes. The different technologies were as follows: 1) IQOS marketed by Philip Morris International (PMI) based on the principle of heated tobacco, 2) A pre-filled pod type system [...]
Researchers from the School of Dental Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom have carried out a very interesting review of the scientific literature in order to take stock of the effect of electronic cigarettes on the body oral health. While the deleterious effects of cigarette smoking on [...]