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Houma, LA
A 18-year-old male asked:

are electronic cigarettes without tobacco or nicotine safe?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patrick Tapia
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Safer versus Safe: I think that they are safer than regular cigarettes although nicotine vapor may cause its own health issues. There urgently needs to be more studies on this as I have seen people using these devices everywhere!

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A 16-year-old female asked about a 20-year-old male:

Is nicotine poison?

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Dr. Humberto Quintana
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Any child who eats one who cigarette or three cigarette butts should be seen in the ED. The new vaporizing e-cigarettes have cartridges of concentrated nicotine and deaths have been reported after ingesting these. Keep in mind nicotine is still a powerful pesticide in much of the world.
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