What is an E-Cigarette?

Electronic cigarettes typically use a rechargeable battery-operated heating element to vaporize the nicotine in a replaceable cartridge. Nicotine, the addictive element of tobacco, is usually dissolved in propylene glycol, a clear and colorless liquid that is commonly found in inhalers, cough medicines, and other products.

 

Harmless Water Vapor? Think Again.

Studies of e-cigarette aerosol, inaccurately called vapor by the industry, have found the following chemicals:

  • Carcinogens: tobacco specific nitrosamines, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, lead, nickel and chromium

  • Heavy metals

  • Other hazardous substances: acrolein, tin, toluene and aluminum

 

Though the quantities of these harmful compounds is often less in e-cigarette aerosol than in traditional cigarette smoke, sodium, iron, aluminum and nickel have been found in higher concentrations in e-cigarette aerosol than in cigarette smoke.

 

Lack of Regulation.

There are currently NO Food and Drug Administration(FDA) restrictions on the ingredients added to e-cigarette liquid or requirements on the quality of manufacturing, or factual labeling of ingredients in e-cigarettes.

 

At this time, evidence is not sufficient to know the range or severity of adverse health effects associated with the use of e-cigarettes or secondhand smoke exposure to aerosol from these products

 

 

 

 

Other Links:

 

15 Things to Know About E-cigarettes

 

CDC: E-cigarette Fact Sheet

 

MDPHHS Warns Public Against E-cig Use

 

2016 Congress Approves Bill to Require Childproof Packaging for E-cigs

 

Nine E-Juice Flavors That Sound Just Like Kids’ Favorite Treats

 

E-Cigarette Marketing Continues to Mirror Cigarette Marketing

 

E-cigarette Explodes in Man's Mouth

 

Poisoning Cases Related to E-Cigarettes Keep Spiraling Upward

 

Electronic Cigarette Use Among Montana Adults-2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Different flavors of e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco product among Montana youth!

Different colored e-cigarettes
A variety of e-cigarettes