Author: Marc Beishon

New Netherlands study reviews danger from exhaled vapour

Written by Marc Beishon || 2nd August 2016 || News analysis |

A recent study and review by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands has brought to the fore questions regarding e-cigarette vapour testing methods and the possible health risks of passive vaping. The...

Making a myth: teens, e-cigs, science and the media

Written by Marc Beishon || 25th July 2016 || News analysis |

A new U.S. study claiming to show a link between youth e-cigarette use and tobacco smoking has not only been criticised by many scientists working in the field, but also demonstrates how misconceptions and misinformation on the topic...

E-cig science: do meta-analyses really matter?

Written by Marc Beishon || 5th April 2016 || News analysis |

In the past year or so, scientists have conducted several systematic reviews that aim to analyse research evidence in order to find whether e-cigs help people quit smoking. The issue addressed by studies like these (which can also...

Dual users experience significantly lower CO levels

Written by Marc Beishon || 29th November 2015 || News analysis |

It sounds like common sense: if people smoke fewer conventional cigarettes because they are using e-cigs as well, you would expect them to be exposed to fewer harmful substances. And that’s what a study has found after examining...

E-cigs and dental health: a field wide open for study

Written by Marc Beishon || 22nd September 2015 || News analysis |

There has been little study or comment on e-cigs so far from professional bodies in dental health, or from dental researchers. But that may now be changing, with increased interest from some corners of the dental profession in e-cigs’...

Nicotine delivery: how much is too much?

Written by Marc Beishon || 5th August 2015 || News analysis |

Researchers in the U.S. have developed a model for predicting the amount of nicotine emitted by e-cigarettes, which they say could gauge the expected yield of a device before it is even...

In depth: more safety worries over e-liquid flavourings

Written by Marc Beishon || 27th April 2015 || Regulatory reports |

E-cigarette flavours are causing concern again, but this time not over their purported appeal to youth. The latest study to stoke up worries about harmful substances in e-cigs is “Flavour chemicals in electronic cigarette fluids”, another from a...

Cochrane Review: a cautious thumbs-up for e-cigarettes

Written by Marc Beishon || 20th December 2014 || News analysis |

E-cigarettes containing nicotine can help people quit and cut down on smoking: that is the digested version of the Cochrane review on the use of e-cigs for smoking cessation and reduction, but the review itself is considerably more...

Vapers “significantly less dependent” than smokers

Written by Marc Beishon || 17th December 2014 || News analysis |

Relatively little scientific work has been done on comparing dependence on nicotine via tobacco with dependence on the substance via other delivery vehicles. But new U.S. research attempts to answer this question using a new index of dependence...