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

  • 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 aersol 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

















e-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco product among Montana Youth!