The Facts
E-Cigarettes 2

Electronic cigarettes have not been proven as a safe alternative to smoking. These devices are commonly sold in shopping malls and at convenience stores, and work by turning cartridges of nicotine, flavor, and other chemicals into a vapor that is inhaled like a real cigarette. In 2009 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about these devices as they:
  • Can increase nicotine addiction and lead to use of tobacco products
  • May contain ingredients that are toxic to humans
  • Lack clinical studies on whether they can be safely used as intended AND whether they can produce levels of nicotine that could be potentially harmful.
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References
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