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Could vaping be a new weapon to battle obesity? – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on October 26th, 2016.

Electronic cigarettes with flavoured liquids could help with weight control, according to a commentary co-authored by New Zealand researchers. The commentary, published today in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, examined current scientific knowledge of the effect of vaping on weight control. The researchers – including two Massey University academics – said that while research was needed […]

Formaldehyde in e-cigarettes – expert responds

John Kerr posted in on January 22nd, 2015.

A new analysis of e-cigarettes has detected formaldehyde-containing compounds in the vapour the devices produce, raising questions about their potential health effects. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, analysed the aerosol drawn from a typical e-cigarette at different temperatures and found that at the highest temperatures formaldehyde was detected at levels several times […]

NZ research lights up e-cigarettes as quitting aid

Laura Goodall posted in on December 18th, 2014.

Scientists from the University of Auckland have just completed a study indicating that e-cigarettes may help smokers kick the habit. Their research, published in the Cochrane Library this week, combined and analysed data from previous studies looking at the effects of e-cigarettes on rates of quitting or reducing the number of cigarettes smoked. They found that about […]

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