Youth E-cigarette use: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Recent reports from the C-D-C and others show that e-cigarette use by high schoolers is skyrocketing.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. J. Taylor Hays, director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, explains why this is concerning. To listen, click the link below. Youth E-cigarettes use

Mayo Clinic Minute: Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are big business. Some people who want to try vaping may have questions about safety. Right now, there aren’t many definitive answers from scientific research about potential health risks. This can make it difficult for some consumers to make informed decisions. One recent study from the University of California San Diego reveals that e-cigarettes may […]

Researching vaping juice: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Electronic cigarettes have been thought to be a less dangerous alternative to traditional cigarettes. But reports of lung injury-related deaths from vaping confirm that e-cigarettes are not risk-free. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear from Dr. Jon Ebbert, director of Mayo Clinic’s Inhaled Particle Aerosol Lab, about research into the aerosol produced […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Secondhand electronic cigarette smoke

Secondhand cigarette smoke is a combination of smoke from the burning end of a cigarette and the smoke breathed out by smokers. Exposure to secondhand smoke has been linked to cardiovascular disease, lung cancer and an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome. But what about exposure to secondhand electronic cigarette smoke? Watch: The Mayo Clinic […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Researching vaping juice

Electronic cigarettes have been thought to be a less dangerous alternative to traditional cigarettes. But reports of lung injury-related deaths from vaping confirm that e-cigarettes are not risk-free. Dr. Jon Ebbert, director of Mayo Clinic’s Inhaled Particle Aerosol Lab, analyzed the aerosol produced by e-cigarettes to learn more about what’s making people sick. Watch: The […]

Vaping unknowns: Mayo Clinic expert answers questions about vaping

The use of electronic-cigarettes, or vaping devices, has been linked to one death and an outbreak of related lung injuries. “The Center for Diseases Control and Prevention does not know the cause, nor do I,” says Dr. J. Taylor Hays, director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center. “The link that’s common to the cases appears […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Rise in teen tobacco use linked to vaping

The use of tobacco products among American youth is on the rise, reversing a national trend over the past decade. And health officials say it is a direct result of a rapid increase in the use of e-cigarettes, also known as vaping. In 2018, more than 1 in 4 high school students and 1 in […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Health officials concerned with spike in teen vaping

America’s top public health official has issued a rare national health advisory warning to the nation about the dangers of e-cigarettes. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams says there is “an epidemic of use in e-cigarettes,” with 78 percent more high school teens using e-cigarettes over the past year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Vaping health risks for teens

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How does vaping affect teen health? My high school children tell me it’s everywhere in their school, and not much is done to stop it because people are under the impression it’s not harmful. ANSWER: Using e-cigarettes — a practice often referred to as “vaping” — has been touted as a safe […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Is vaping a gateway to smoking?

An annual survey by the Minnesota Department of Health recently revealed that 1 in 5 high school students use e-cigarettes. The survey also showed youth tobacco use is rising for the first time in 17 years. Are the two connected? Jason Howland has more in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: […]

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