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!