Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Some flavors of e-cigarettes may aggravate asthma symptoms in vapers, new findings show. The results, published Friday in Scientific Reports, contradict beliefs that e-cigarettes are a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes. Past research suggests teens with asthma may also more be drawn to e-cigarettes as a safe alternative to smoking tobacco. "The majority of e-cigarette smokers use flavored liquids but there is some evidence that flavor additives can be toxic when inhaled," David Chapman, a researcher at the University of Technology Sydney and study lead author, said in a news release. The researchers studied the effect of e-cigarette flavors Black Licorice, Kola, Banana Pudding or Cinnacide, with and without 12 mg/mL nicotine, on lab mice with an airway disease. O
More low-cal ice cream is coming to a freezer near you. Here's the scoop from Halo Top Creamery: On Tuesday, the brand announced the upcoming release of two new non-dairy and vegan flavors: Toasted Coconut and Vanilla Maple.These two original flavors are part of a set that includes five other flavors. Pancakes & Waffles, Birthday Cake, Candy Bar, Chocolate Almond Crunch, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough are “fan favorite” flavors that will be available in dairy-free form. The seven flavors will hit store freezers on Thursday, February 1.“The secret is out!” the creamery shared on Instagram Tuesday afternoon, revealing a photo of the Toasted Coconut pint. They describe it as if it's a blast of the tropics for winter-weary ice cream fans. “Flakes of to
The artificial sweetener will be included in Coca-Cola’s new Diet Coke flavored varieties. When Coca-Cola’s new Diet Coke flavors hit store shelves in mid-January, serious soda aficionados may notice a new ingredient on the product’s label—acesulfame potassium, or Ace-K.The artificial sweetener will be included in Coca-Cola’s new Diet Coke in ginger lime, feisty cherry, twisted mango, and zesty blood orange varieties. The company’s relaunched regular Diet Coke, which will now be sold in a taller and skinnier can, will continue to be made with aspartame as the sole sweetener.Ace-K, like aspartame, is what’s known as a high-intensity sweetener: It’s 200 times sweeter than sugar, meaning a very small amount is needed to reach the same level of sweetness as sucrose.