E-Cigarettes Found To Have 10 times More Cancer Causing Ingredients Than Regular Cigarettes

New research has found electronic cigarettes to contain even 10 times more cancer causing ingredients than the tobacco products they are supposed to save us from.

E-cigarettes are meant to replace a dangerous and life destroying habit, but they turned out to be far more dangerous. But why wasn’t there any research prior to their approval and production – a research that was supposed to prove their safety and viability? And who was responsible for that?

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Non-smokers using cannabis at high risk of taking up smoking, says study

Non-smokers who use cannabis may be at an increased risk of taking up cigarette smoking, a study has found.

According to the research, former smokers who use cannabis are also more likely to relapse to

The analyses, published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, were based on data from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions in 2001-2002 and 2004-2005, and responses from 34,639 individuals to questions about cannabis use and smoking status.

 

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Illinois health officials warn of synthetic pot after 22 people report severe bleeding

CHICAGO — The Illinois Department of Public Health has issued a warning about synthetic pot after 22 people who used it suffered severe bleeding.

The IDPH said 22 people have gotten sick since March 7. No one has died yet and that is why public health officials are trying to warn people about the fake weed. The drug can cause people to bleed from the eyes and ears.

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CDOT surveys residents on driving under influence of marijuana

DENVER — As auto fatalities involving marijuana increase in Colorado, transportation officials are conducting a survey this year to better understand public attitudes toward driving under the influence of pot.

The campaign is led by the Colorado Department of Transportation, law enforcement and the marijuana industry.

It held its first open house in the Denver area Wednesday and more meetings are planned in Fort Collins, Pueblo and Denver in the coming weeks.

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The Hidden Dangers of Vaping

Ever since their appearance in 2004, electronic cigarettes have found success by cornering the market as the safer alternative to their traditional counterparts. The assumption has long been that e-cigarettes are harmless because they contain no tobacco and involve no combustion.

However, a new study published in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal last month seems to indicate otherwise. The findings of the study indicate that e-cigarettes could be potentially dangerous sources of exposure to toxic metals like Chromium, Nickel, and Lead and to metals that are toxic when inhaled, such as Manganese and Zinc.

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Secondhand smoke more dangerous from marijuana than from cigarettes

One minute of exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke can impair blood flow in the body for about 90 minutes, worse than a half-hour of restricted blood flow caused by secondhand tobacco smoke, according to a new studypublished in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Despite conventional wisdom that inhaling smoke from burning materials is bad for a person’s lungs and body, there are misconceptions about the risks associated with secondhand marijuana smoke compared to tobacco smoke, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco wrote in their paper.

To test this, the researchers exposed rats to both types of smoke and measured their endothelial function, the rate at which blood vessels dilate to accommodate increased blood flow.

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Pot Smoking Linked to Higher Stroke, Heart Risks

A major new study claims that smoking marijuana dramatically increases a person’s risk of suffering a heart attack and other cardiovascular events. The study authors, along with top cardiologists across the country, are calling for more research into the use of medicinal and recreational cannabis in light of the startling new evidence.

Researchers found that over a 5-year period, regular users as young as in their early 30s were 4.6 times more likely to have a cardiac-related illness than those who did not smoke the drug.

Scientists from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio presented their findings at the recent American College of Cardiology (ACC) conference held in Washington, D.C.

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E-Cigs Breed More Smokers Than They Stop

Electronic cigarettes have long been touted not only as a safer alternative to cigarettes but as a potential avenue by which existing smokers might quit. The industry, now worth $11.4 billion, hasn’t been hurt by this one-two pitch of safety and good public policy. 

New research shows, however, that e-cigarettes are hurting a lot more than they help.

Researchers at Dartmouth College’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center said vaping has led more people to start a real smoking habit, rather than avoid tobacco or quit in favor of e-cigarettes, according to a study published Wednesday.

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Lurie Children's Hospital in opposition to legalization of possession and use of marijuana for non-medical reasons

The Illinois Senate and House are considering legislation (SB 316 and HB 2353) that would lay the groundwork to legalize possession and use of marijuana by adults in Illinois for recreational use. Such efforts would expand permitted use beyond the current use of cannabis for specified medical purposes in the state. Based on evidence from other states with laws permitting cannabis for medical use and laws permitting broader (“recreational”) legalization ofmarijuana, Lurie Children’s Hospital opposes efforts to legalize possession and use of marijuana by adults in Illinois because of short-term and long-term health risks to children and adolescents.

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People Don’t Want You to Know How Marijuana and Depression Are Really Linked

The discussion of marijuana’s positive and negative effects has been gaining speed ever since states started legalizing the drug. Now, the discussions have started about whether the drug is as safe as some want to believe it is.

While marijuana can have positive medicinal effects, it can also affect the body negatively. Specifically, marijuana can have negative effects on those with depression, contrary to what you might believe.

According to some experts, those who use weed have a higher rate of depression and depressive symptoms compared to those who do not. Cannabis Information & Support reported because marijuana can have adverse effects on anxiety (the drug can cause anxiety in some people rather than suppress it), it’s important not to use it to treat depression until more is known about how it affects those with mental health disorders.

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