Understanding the risks and dangers of E-cigarettes.
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, include e-pens, e-pipes, e-hookah, and e-cigars are known collectively as ENDS – electronic nicotine delivery systems. According to the FDA, e-cigarettes are devices that allow users to inhale an aerosol containing nicotine or other substances.*
Unlike traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes are generally battery-operated and use a heating element to heat e-liquid from a refillable cartridge, releasing a chemical-filled aerosol.*
What’s in the Aerosol? It’s NOT Water Vapor…
There is Nicotine
Fine and ultrafine particles delivered are similar to conventional cigarettes
Some tobacco specific carcinogens and toxins have been documented
Proplyene glycol which can cause respiratory distress and illness
Heavy metals, including tin, silver, iron, nickel, aluminum, copper, magnesium and more!
Most E-cigarettes contain NICOTINE,
which causes ADDICTION,
may harm brain development and could lead
to continued tobacco product use amoung youth.
Chemicals found in E-Cigarettes
Also found in…
Like found in…
It’s not rocket science, it’s…
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