E-cigs may only be harmful under ‘extreme conditions’

New research has found that e-cigarettes can produce harmful levels of formaldehyde that exceed those of regular cigarettes — but only under “extreme conditions”

E-cigarettes can produce harmful levels of formaldehyde that exceed those of regular cigarettes — but only under “extreme conditions”, a new report says.

The study, led by cardiologist Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos, took a closer look at how the popular tobacco replacement devices perform in ‘real world’ conditions. The findings, published in online journal Addiction, found that it was possible for a third-generation e-cigarette (a vaping device with variable power settings) to produce high levels of aldehydes — known to be carcinogenic to humans.

Source: E-cigarettes may only be harmful under ‘extreme conditions’ (Wired UK)

California vaping: The new subculture

JAC Vapour at The List Party.California is generally reckoned to be a trendsetter – it’s not necessarily that things are invented there but California is often an early adopter. Think raves, skateboards, hippies and a whole smorgasbord of drugs. So what’s next?

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e Cigs on Planes

e Cigs on PlanesA JetBlue plane at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts was evacuated last year after baggage handlers smelled smoke and extinguished a smouldering bag as they prepared the aircraft for take-off. The e-cigarette was packed in a passenger’s checked luggage and burned a small hole in the bag, said Ed Freni, director of aviation with the Massachusetts Port Authority, which operates the airport. [Read more…]