Friday, 27 May, 2022

Topic: vaping

Vaping may increase health risks in Covid-19 patients, warns FDA

Some health experts have speculated that vaping is causing younger patients in USA to be hospitalized with Covid-19 at a higher rate than anticipated

Blanket vaping ban could do more harm than good to smokers, say experts

Paper published in Science journal says rushed blanket ban on e-cigarettes takes away a powerful tool from smokers trying to quit the habit.

Vitamin E acetate in vaping liquid : What’s safe in your diet might not be in your lungs

Inhaling oils and other lipids can lead to deposition of oily droplets in lungs.

Something is not right, says e-cigarette traders body as it starts campaign against ban

Modi govt in September issued an ordinance to ban the use, sale, manufacture, distribution and advertisement of e-cigarettes in India.

Why this woman in Colombia didn’t develop Alzheimer’s despite being at great risk for it

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them.

Scientists are working hard to dismiss the anti-vaping argument

Vaping advocates, some of whom are backed by groups with industry ties, are trying to undermine research questioning the safety of e-cigarettes.

Panic over diseases can help prevent epidemics, but also create other health problems

Exaggerators in public health fields may think they can do no harm by issuing alarming warnings. But there are costs to such tunnel vision.

Toxic chemicals and not fatty substances are responsible for vaping-related lung damage

The results, based on lung biopsies of 17 US patients, may help investigators narrow the long list of suspects in the mysterious outbreak that has killed at least 12.

Backlash over vaping leads to CEO of top e-Cigarette company Juul stepping down

Juul has found itself in the middle of the vaping controversy after a mysterious lung illness killed 7 and sickened more than 500 people in recent months.

Vaping is a problem but banning it would be, too

The harm and toll from smoking tobacco cigarettes seems to have gotten lost in the alarm over vaping.

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Western reading of Shivalingam as phallic symbol is incorrect. For Hindus, Shiva is formless

For Europeans, shivalingam wasn’t just unique—it was an obscene, morally outrageous superstition. Such misrepresentation stems from the cult of phallic worship.

Gautam Adani’s food venture Adani Wilmar is best-performing IPO in Asia

The food company has almost tripled since its debut and outperformed 121 Asian initial public offerings worth over $100 million this year.


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Army accuses Pakistan of ‘deceit under garb of LoC ceasefire’ as infiltration bid is foiled

Three terrorists were killed Thursday while they were attempting an infiltration into J&K's Keran sector from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.