The Truth About E-Cigarette

People think that using e-cigarettes in place of smoking cigarettes is a “healthier” alternative. It has become more popular among youths as it provide similar effects and it comes in various flavors. Social media and pop culture has been glamouring vaping as form of a trend and “cool” thing to do. But studies have shown that regardless of smoking cigarettes or e-cigarette, both will put your health at risk at the exposure to nicotine. Here are some facts you need to know about e-cigarettes:

  • Nicotine affects brain development among children and teens
  • Harmful chemicals can be found in various flavors and affects the body differently
  • The vapor created from using e-cigarettes contains leads, tin, nickel, and other metals
  • E-cigarettes are not an effective way to quit smoking, people trying to quit should try to quit completely
  • “Initial tests have found e-cigarettes contain varying levels of the addictive substance nicotine as well as cancer-causing chemicals, such as formaldehyde.” – www.lung.org

CDC E-cigarette Fact Sheet

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