UTSA scholars to study health effects of electronic cigarettes

Instead of inhaling a cigarette’s nicotine and carbon monoxide, e-cigarette users inhale vaporized pure nicotine. But, very little research has been done about the effects of inhaling vaporized nicotine. Over the next year, the researchers will study the effects that inhaling vaporized nicotine has on a person’s heart rate, blood pressure, resting metabolic rate, physical work capacity and brain blood flow. UTSA students pursing kinesiology and health-related careers will conduct research alongside the scholars, giving them the opportunity to learn quantitative research methods in preparation for their careers in academia and health-related professions.
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Electronic cigarettes sprout on Boston shelves

(E-cigarettes are not considered tobacco products, so they are not covered by the federal restriction.) Quang Tran is already sold. The 28-year-old former tobacco smoker, who runs his familys Green Garden Liquor & Deli in Hyde Park, started selling e-cigarettes last month, after several customers asked for them. A lot of college kids have come in and purchased them, said Tran, who recently started smoking e-cigarettes. He said the devices seem to appeal most to the college crowd and to those a bit older who are trying to kick their tobacco habit. Trans early experience captures a dilemma with which many public health officials are grappling.
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