tobacco and health

US, UK see vaping very differently

An outbreak of a vaping-related illness in the United States has sickened hundreds and may be linked to the deaths of seven people, and an epidemic of youth vaping there has been called a "public health crisis."

San Francisco bans e-cigarette sales

Seeking to "curb the epidemic of youth vaping," San Francisco officials voted to effectively ban the sale of e-cigarettes -- becoming the first US city to do so and thrusting the coastal tech hub into a fierce debate over the future of smoking.

UK study shows e-cigarettes help adult smokers quit

When combined with one-on-one behavior therapy, e-cigarettes are more effective in helping people quit smoking than traditional nicotine-replacement products such as patches and gum, according to a new randomized study of British adults published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Why vaping is so dangerous for teens

Most of what we know about nicotine addiction in teens, we know from cigarettes. But experts say the technology and chemistry of vaping might pose an entirely different threat.