E-cigarettes/Vapes - The Risks

 

Risks of using e-cigarettes, also known as “hookah pens”, “e-hookahs” or “vape pens

 

  • E-cigarettes are a tobacco product. Their contents, sales and marketing are presently unregulated
  • There is NO government regulation on these products and no way for the public health medical community, or consumers to know what chemicals are contained in e-cigarettes
  • Lab test have detected levels of TOXIC CANCER-CAUSING chemicals in two leading brands of e-cigarettes and 18 various cartridges.
  • Almost all e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which the Surgeon General has found to have detrimental effects on adolescent brain development.
  • Ingesting e-cigarette fluids can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, and difficulty breathing, and CAN BE LETHAL. Only a small dose is dangerous – ingesting less than one tablespoon is enough to kill an adult, and as little as a teaspoon could kill a child.
  • Studies have found demonstrated levels of ultra fine particulate matter, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and other toxic cancer-causing chemicals in secondhand emissions from e-cigarettes.

 

Don’t be fooled by the appealing flavors and celebrity spokespeople advertising the products - Be smart!

 

Wimmer, Harold. "E-Cigarettes." JOSN, 30.1 (2015): 26-27. Print.