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A 40-year-old female asked:

Are electronic cigarettes safe? my son son is using one that uses juice and and no nicotine.

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Well: One issue is that inhalation of vapors/ smoke is a respiratory irritant. So i don't think it would accurate to call it "safe".
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
There is: Significant concern over the nicotine containing electronic cigarettes and rightly so, but if there is definitely no nicotine and the "juices" in your son's electronic cigarette are freely available in grocery stores then i can see no problem. Good luck with his efforts. Definitely a worthy endeavor.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: To this date I am unaware of any study that shows the electronic cigarettes are not safe. That is for cancer or chronic lung problems. There are some studies on the effects of the nicotine, but I am unaware of any conclusive problems with those studies either.

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