Navigation Links
E-Cigarettes Should Be Banned Until Made Safe: Study
Date:12/7/2010

TUESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarettes should be banned until safety concerns have been addressed, University of California researchers say.

Their study adds more fuel to the controversy over the battery-operated devices that contain nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals. The issue heated up this fall when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cited five e-cigarette distributors for poor manufacturing practices and falsely claiming that the products help people stop smoking.

The study found serious flaws in e-cigarette products and health claims. The researchers evaluated six different brands of electronic cigarettes that were bought online and found that:

  • Fluid containing nicotine leaked out of most cartridges.
  • The devices were difficult to take apart or put together without getting nicotine all over the user's hands.
  • Nicotine cartridge labeling was poor, with most replacement packs lacking any indication of cartridge content, expiration date, or health warnings.
  • Cartridges that claimed to have no nicotine content looked identical to those that claimed to have high nicotine content, making them indistinguishable once removed from their packs and wrappers.
  • All brands had "ambiguous amounts of nicotine," with stated levels ranging from 6 milligrams to 24 mg.
  • None of the instruction leaflets or product Web sites offered adequate instructions for proper disposal of used cartridges.
  • Safety features did not always work correctly.
  • Print and Internet material often contained information or claims that could not be backed up by scientific evidence. Examples included: "Be careful to avoid inhaling any significant quantity of fluid. Although it gives you a slight tingling sensation, it is not harmful," and "Within two weeks your lung capacity will increase by 30 percent ... Wrinkles in your skin will become less noticeable."'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Hospital perks: How much should hospitals be rewarded for the patient experience?
2. Women With Breast Cancer History Should Consider MRI: Study
3. Women with personal history of breast cancer should be screened with MRI
4. Fresh Seafood Shouldnt Smell Fishy, Food Science Expert Says
5. Radiation fears should not deter women from mammography screening
6. Most hysterectomies should be performed vaginally or laparoscopically
7. Severely injured should go directly to trauma center: Research
8. Concussion Should Sideline Athletes: Neurologists
9. Teens Should Get Meningitis Booster Shot: CDC Panel
10. New Insights on Who Should Take Erbitux for Colon Cancer
11. Disaster Planners Should Give Higher Priority to Kids: Survey
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
E-Cigarettes Should Be Banned Until Made Safe: Study
(Date:7/25/2014)... July 25, 2014 Mahendra Trivedi and ... Online Workshop ‘Consciousness is Power’ on Saturday, July 26, ... to attend this life transforming event as they will ... higher level. Few days are left for the commencement ... Trivedi and Trivedi Masters™ Dahryn Trivedi (his wife) and ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... CMS recently has imposed a series ... inadequate access to prescription drugs. Agency audits are uncovering ... safety of beneficiaries in areas such as rejected pharmacy ... is taking quick and firm actions to halt them. ... “Avoiding Costly Part D Sanctions: Rx Access Strategies ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 25, 2014 Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer ... on his blog explaining why so many prayers are going ... , In the article, Yisrayl gives many examples around ... the results. For example, in one case, in the small ... grounds to pray for rain; ironically, they received a massive ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer of The House of Yahweh ... revealing to the whole world, including even the most devout ... in his new article. , Yisrayl says it all started ... by the Catholic Church. He says this plan included removing ... and replacing it with titles such as Lord and God. ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... According to the Hemorrhoid ... Vkool.com, this is a comprehensive guide that ... common types of hemorrhoids including:, ...     Young children with hemorrhoids , ...     Very large hemorrhoids and chronic hemorrhoids , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Mahendra Trivedi to Host an Online Workshop ‘Consciousness is Power’ 2Health News:Mahendra Trivedi to Host an Online Workshop ‘Consciousness is Power’ 3Health News:Aug. 5 Webinar to Offer Strategies for Preventing Rx Access Issues and Avoiding Part D Sanctions 2Health News:Yisrayl Hawkins Says Prayers for Rain Result in Violent Hail Because Prayers Are Not Being Heard in New Post 2Health News:Yisrayl Hawkins Says Prayers for Rain Result in Violent Hail Because Prayers Are Not Being Heard in New Post 3Health News:Yisrayl Hawkins Says You Have Been Tricked Into Worshipping Satan in New Article 2Health News:Hemorrhoid No More Pdf Review Exposes Jessica Wright's Guide For Treating Hemorrhoids – Vkool.com 2Health News:Hemorrhoid No More Pdf Review Exposes Jessica Wright's Guide For Treating Hemorrhoids – Vkool.com 3
... SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 8 Proposed,regulations that ... California stem cell research grants to for-profit organizations ... cures for California taxpayers,paying for the research, the ... "To ensure that the people who have ...
... Precise Surgical Laser Procedures, CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. ... laser fibers for precision surgery, announced today,the launch ... procedures. The LightPath fiber features a fine ... safely conduct more precise procedures in Laryngology,Head & ...
... their own ... personal health info, PHILADELPHIA, Oct. ... largest organization of its,kind, will ask select groups of Americans to ... for,themselves, their children and ailing loved ones. At its 79th Annual,Convention ...
... like most, you eat worst at healthy restaurants., The ... treat themselves to higher-calorie side dishes, drinks or desserts ... no health claims, according to a series of new ... version of the Journal of Consumer Research , ...
... patients more likely to develop dementia, study finds ... people with Parkinson,s disease face up to a 73 ... new study that says genetics could be to blame. ... central nervous system, such as impaired motor skills and ...
... New research shows that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ... depression, may double the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, according ... and colleagues. When the drugs are taken with aspirin ... than 600 percent higher. , Clinicians who prescribe these ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Revised California Stem Cell Research Rules Fail to Ensure Affordable Access to Cures, Consumers Warn 2Health News:OmniGuide Announces Launch of LightPath(TM) CO2 Laser Fiber 2Health News:AHIMA National Consumer Awareness Campaign Urges Patients to Assume Responsibility of Personal Health Records 2Health News:'Healthy' restaurants help make us fat, says a new Cornell study 2Health News:Parkinson's Linked to Risk of Alzheimer's 2Health News:Anti-depressant drugs can double risk of gastrointestinal bleeding 2Health News:Anti-depressant drugs can double risk of gastrointestinal bleeding 3
(Date:7/25/2014)... Dr. Michael Gabriel of a prominent Staten ... study, which shows how grief in pregnancy may cause obesity ... According to US News , "Unborn children ... others to grow up overweight or obese, even if that ... specific types of stress that caused obesity: "Children whose biological ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 2014   AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  (Nasdaq: ... development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment ... date for Zalviso remains July 27, 2014.  ... stating the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved ... no notification to the company from the FDA regarding ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... PARK, Kan. , July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... of two compounds that will be added to ... with Australian-based CIMTECH Pty Ltd, a biotechnology company. ... PAR 122 have shown promise in bone regeneration ... license to develop the compounds for the veterinary ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a Noted Staten Island Pediatrics Clinic, Comments on Study, Which Names Grief as a Cause of Obesity in Children 2AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Confirms July 27, 2014 PDUFA Date for Zalviso 2Parnell Acquires License for Intellectual Property and Rights to Develop Compounds for Bone and Dermal Regeneration 2Parnell Acquires License for Intellectual Property and Rights to Develop Compounds for Bone and Dermal Regeneration 3Parnell Acquires License for Intellectual Property and Rights to Develop Compounds for Bone and Dermal Regeneration 4
Silicone Foley Catheters 2-Way (Pediatric)...
Midstream Catch Kits...
Midstream Catch Kits...
... The Pediatric BladderScan® ... to Diagnostic Ultrasound's trusted ... By enabling healthcare providers ... bladder volume noninvasively, this ...
Medicine Products: