Oncotarget: Electronic Cigarettes are Harmful

E-cigarettes are modern devices that are used to heat a liquid that a user inhales. In most cases, the liquid contains nicotine and flavor in it. Some liquids contain additives too. The electronic cigars are considered to be a healthy option when compared to the ordinary cigars. A higher percentage of people do not know that the nicotine found in the product is addictive. The electronic device contains tobacco products, and these have nicotine.

A recent study published by Oncotarget, one of the most respected scientific journals indicate that individuals using these products are exposed to serious gum diseases such as cancer. Apart from the harmful nicotine, the cigars have some very damaging ingredients that lead to very complex health problems. Some of these include volatile organic compounds, ultrafine particles that when inhaled go deep into the user’s lungs, heavy metals like tin, lead, and nickel. Flavorings like diacetyl are found in the liquid. The chemicals have been linked to far-reaching lung diseases.

Oncotarget says that most of the individuals using the electronic cigars are adolescents who have no idea that they are harming their bodies. The Journal reports that teenage years are very crucial for the development of the brain. Many people say that brain development starts when a child is still growing in the womb. However, this growth continues until an individual reaches the age of twenty-five. The exposure to harmful substances such as nicotine during this stage of life can lead to addiction that can result in severe problems to the developing brain. Some of the gum diseases brought by the use of the devices are fatal. Visit Oncotarget’s profile page at facebook.com

E-cigarettes have become very popular in the modern times, especially to the young people. In the last five years, these devices have grown in use. Many young people do not know the cigars are harmful because very little research has been done on them. The study by Oncotarget has revealed that the cigars are very common among high school students in the United States. If the students are not educated about the effects of the cigars, then the parents can expect more damage. The journal is peer reviewed and is published by Impact Journals.

Troy McQuagge Receives CEO of the Year Award from One Planet

Troy McQuagge, President, and CEO of USHEALTH Group, since 2014, just received the CEO of the Year Award from One Planet. One Planet Awards is an awards program honoring business excellence in a number of industries. Organizations can submit nominations from public and private organizations, for profit and non-profit companies around the world. Detail at https://www.ushealthgroup.com/unify/assets/ajax/cube-portfolio/troy.html.

Troy McQuagge joined USHEALTH in 2010 to rebuild its captive distribution system. His success with this project led to his being named President and CEO of the company. Since joining the company, the growth has been phenomenal. They have become highly profitable in the competitive individual health insurance market.

When he was presented with the award, Mr. McQuagge claimed, that the award belonged to everyone at USHEALTH Group, who helped with the rebuilding. One Planet Awards promotes companies who show excellence in their businesses. The award honors categories including executives, new products, and new services.

USHEALTH Group is a based in Fort Worth, Texas. They provide health coverage for self-employed people and small businesses. They use employees and agents to market their insurance products.

Troy has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He started his career with Allstate in 1983. In 1995, he joined UICI (HealthMarkets). While there he built the largest captive sales organization in America. While at USHEALTH he has led the company to multiple years of record sales growth. The company has grown by over 500% since 2010 when Troy McQuagge joined the company. Troy plans to continue to expand the company’s growth in sales and profits moving forward.