Wellness LetterWellness AdviceThe Scourge of Vaping

speaking of wellness

The Scourge of Vaping

By John Swartzberg, M.D., Chair, Wellness Letter Editorial Board
If you’ve been following the news over the last nine months, you have undoubtably heard about the health crisis involving the use of vaping devices (commonly referred to as e-cigarettes or e-cigs). As of early February 2020, more than 2,700 people had been hospitalized across the U.S., and 60 had died, from what authorities are […]

* UPDATE: In October 2021, the FDA gave R.J. Reynolds an official green light for the company to market some of its vaping products, marking the first time the government agency has authorized use of any e-cigarette. The FDA cited manufacturer data that e-cigs can help people addicted to cigarettes quit or reduce smoking, though the evidence for this remains controversial.

Related Articles

  • July 1, 2020

    E-cigarettes (e-cigs) may be just as bad for blood vessels as regular cigarettes, suggest findings…

  • February 1, 2020

    If you’ve quit smoking, how long will it take for your risk of cardiovascular disease…

  • July 1, 2020

    I’m a big film fan—and if you’re like me, you’ve watched a record-number of movies…