What is an E-Cigarette?
Electronic cigarettes typically use a rechargeable battery-operated heating element to vaporize the nicotine in a replaceable carteridge. 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, incaccurately called vapor by the industry, have found the following chemicals:
Carcinogens: tobacco specific nitrosamines, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, lead, nickel and chromuim
Other hazardous substances: acrolein, tin, toluene and aluminum