Using E-cigarettes Is Substituting
One Bad Habit For Another
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse e-cigarettes (a cigarette-shaped device containing a nicotine-based liquid that is vaporized and inhaled, used to simulate the experience of smoking tobacco) are not a safe substitute for smoking a conventional cigarette. Like cigarettes, they also contain nicotine and other potentially harmful chemicals.
Scientists already know of some troubling chemicals in the products. One is formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. Another possible culprit is diacetyl, a flavoring agent that has been linked to lung disease. Read more and/or view this video for additional information (sorry about the ads):
Studies are still being done, but as long as you are getting nicotine, your health is under threat. Instead of helping someone stop smoking, e-cigarettes may merely prolong the time someone smokes.
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