Fortunately, in the United States, smoking is decreasing over the last decade. As a surgeon who treats lung cancer, this makes me very happy. However, a new trend has developed over recent years with the use of electronic cigarettes or vaping. Vaping or e-cigarettes is inhalation of a vaporized substance typically containing nicotine that is … Continue reading Is vaping as bad as smoking?
Health officials are increasingly concerned about e-cigarettes, which contain addictive nicotine that could harm adolescent brain development. Texas is one of only nine states that allow the sale of e-cigarettes to children under 18 years old, but that may be short-lived. State lawmakers “will consider banning such sales amid concerns about growing use of the ‘safer’ alternative to … Continue reading Will Texas lawmakers pass e-cigarette ban for minors?
This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. In October, we heard a lot about breast cancer. This month, prostate cancer is the hot topic. Yet, each year more Americans die from lung cancer than both these cancers combined. A big reason why is because lung cancer usually … Continue reading WATCH: Low Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer
What started in Asia as a fad (where many of the devices are manufactured), has since moved into the mainstream, Western commercial world. Tobacco giants hungrily eye the potential of e-cigarettes that are purposed to be safer than the real stuff, but still deliver the nicotine “kick” that so many smokers are hooked on. That’s … Continue reading Are E-Cigarettes Here to Stay?