Study finds vaping is unable to help smokers quit

The use of e-cigarettes or vaping devices has exploded in the past 5 years with new and smaller devices continuously being developed. These devices are marketed as safer alternatives to conventional cigarettes that can help a user quit their cigarette habit. There is an accumulating body of evidence that suggests e-cigarettes are not harmless and…

Exposure to second-hand smoke during childhood increases risk for COPD mortality in adulthood

Second-hand smoke is associated with many negative health outcomes for both children and adults. In children, second-hand smoke can cause era infections, more frequent and severe asthma exacerbations, and respiratory infections. As adults, exposure to second-hand smoke has been linked to heart disease, lung cancer, and stroke. In recent year second-hand smoke exposure has been…