A 22-year-old male asked:
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using e-cigarettes to get over chewing tobacco habit--are there any known health risks for e-cigs? is nicotine in itself harmful to the brai

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Dr. Daniel Steffy
13 years experience Family Medicine
Not good: E-cigs are not regulated, and some have been found to contain carcinogens and toxins (such as formaldehyde) when tested. Many are produced overseas and are an unknown risk to your health. That being said cigarettes are not good either. I would advise seeing a doctor to try a medication like chantix. The body contains nicotine receptors, and should not be harmful to the brain.
Answered on Dec 2, 2013
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