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8 Things You Should Know About Electronic Cigarettes

| November 29, 2014
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  1. There are concerns about the side effects of inhaling pure nicotine, but this has yet to have been adequately studied, and is currently unknown.
  2. E-cigarettes contain as much nicotine as a regular cigarette, if not more. The amount of nicotine delivered depends on the content of the liquid nicotine cartridge. There are many different cartridges customers can choose that contain nicotine that ranges in strength.
  3. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in the process of having e-cigarettes labeled as a drug-delivery device so they can be regulated.
  4. Even though e-cigarettes don’t produce secondhand smoke, they do produce secondhand vapor. While manufactures say that water vapor is harmless, there has yet to have been any research conducted to prove this statement.
  5. The quality of control process used within manufacturing e-cigarettes is inconsistent. Identical cartridges have been found to emit very distinctly different amounts of nicotine.
  6. The FDA has not approved e-cigarettes as an effective way to quit smoking.
  7. Some states have prohibited the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, as well as including e-cigarettes in smoking bans.
  8. Several countries, including Australia, China, and Brazil, have banned the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes.

 

Learn more about e-cigarettes in general, as well as important things to know about e-cigarettes and youth.

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