Women Who Vape


The Oxford English Dictionary declared "vape" its 2014 Word of the Year, and it's not just men getting into vaping culture these days. Cristen and Caroline puff on how the rapidly growing e-cigarette industry is selling women on vaping and how it compares to how Big Tobacco lit up female smokers.

Episode sources:

"Are E-Cigs a Gateway to Smoking for Teens?" Crute, Sheree. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Aug. 21, 2014. http://www.rwjf.org/en/blogs/culture-of-health/2014/08/are_e-cigs_a_gateway.html

"A Vaping Vamp's Point of View." Maria Verven. Vape News Magazine. Nov. 13, 2013. http://vapenewsmagazine.com/november-2013/vaping-vamp-sex-still-sells

"E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit, Study Says." Bekiempis, Victoria. Newsweek. May 20, 2014. http://www.newsweek.com/e-cigarettes-help-smokers-quit-study-says-251503

"E-Cigarette Sales Surpass $1 Billion As Big Tobacco Moves In." Robehmed, Natalie. Forbes. Sept. 17, 2013. http://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2013/09/17/e-cigarette-sales-surpass-1-billion-as-big-tobacco-moves-in/

"Electronic Cigarettes Available for Free at Fashion Week." Cardellino, Carly. Cosmopolitan. Sept. 05, 2013. http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/fashion/advice/a4736/nyfw-2013-cigarettes/

"Exploring the secret world of vape-hacking." Jeffries, Adrienne. The Verge. May 28, 2014. http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/28/5755378/exploring-the-secret-world-of-vape-hacking

"Good Thing This Electronic Cigarette Just For Ladies Is Here Now." Breslaw, Anna. Jezebel. Dec. 26, 2012. http://jezebel.com/5971188/good-thing-this-electronic-cigarette-just-for-ladies-is-here-now?post=55588900

"The FDA Says E-Cigarettes Are Less Harmful Than Smoking." Koebler, Jason. Motherboard. May 15, 2014. http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-fda-says-e-cigarettes-are-less-harmful-than-smoking

"Torches of Freedom: Women and Smoking Propaganda." Wendy Christensen. Sociological Images. Feb. 27, 2012 http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2012/02/27/torches-of-freedom-women-and-smoking-propaganda/

Academic insights:

"Perceptions about e-cigarette safety may lead to e-smoking during pregnancy." Baeza-Loya, Selina et al. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. Vol. 78, No. 03. Summer 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25247743

Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising. http://tobacco.stanford.edu/tobacco_main/subtheme.php?token=fm_mt025.php

"Vaping and Health: What Do We Know about E-Cigarettes?" Environmental Health Perspectives. September 2014. http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/122-a244/

Topics in this Podcast: advertising, marketing, smoking, cigarettes