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Glucan, a microbial toxin, found in Juul’s nicotine vaping liquids

January 2, 2020 – E-cigarette products made by Juul Labs were contaminated with a microbial toxin that can cause long-term lung damage, according to an analysis conducted by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, published online December 9,…

Tobacco ads target bisexual women, blacks, Hispanics

Certain minority groups, including bisexual women and people of color, are more likely to be exposed to vaping and tobacco ads than their heterosexual white peers, according to a study co-authored by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In…

E-cigarettes linked with lung disease in adults

Vaping e-cigarettes is a risk factor for lung disease in adults, whether or not the user also smoked traditional cigarettes, according to a new study. According to a December 17, 2019 article in Popular Science, researchers from the University of California San…

Probing public health issues in Massachusetts

Massachusetts may rank as one of the healthiest states in the U.S., but it lags behind countries that are similarly wealthy and industrialized. In a podcast for CommonWealth Magazine, Monica Bharel, MPH ’12, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, discussed current…

Double lung transplant performed on patient with vaping illness

Amidst a spate of vaping-related illnesses and deaths in the U.S., doctors at a Detroit hospital performed a double lung transplant on a 17-year-old boy whose lungs were severely damaged from vaping. Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital said they believe the procedure…

Vaping-related illness taking a toll in Massachusetts

As of October 16, 2019, there were 29 reported cases of vaping-related illness in Massachusetts and one reported death. But public health officials haven’t been able to pinpoint the cause of the illnesses. Across the U.S., at least 33 people have died…

Exploring why vaping-linked lung illness is a ‘crisis’

Why is vaping-related lung illness seen by health officials, politicians, and the press as a public health crisis, even though other public health problems with worse consequences—like influenza—have not garnered as much attention? As of October 10, 2019, roughly 1,300 people in…

Could MA vape products ban inadvertently harm health?

A temporary ban on the sale of vaping products in Massachusetts has drawn criticism from some public health experts. In a September 26, 2019 WBUR story, Vaughan Rees, director of the Center for Tobacco Control at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public…

Opinion: The future of e-cigarettes

A ban on the sale of e-cigarettes in San Francisco reflects growing national concern about the health dangers of the electronic devices, according to a September 11, 2019 JAMA Forum commentary co-authored by Howard Koh, Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice…