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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
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
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!
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