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is electronic cigarette wih nicotine make eny health problems as tobacco smoke?

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Dr. Michael Mull
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The nicotine has inherent health problems but much less than all the other stuff in the smoke
Answered on Jan 16, 2015
Dr. Christian Mayaud
34 years experience Hospital-based practice
Safer but Not Safe: Most ecigarettes and liquids used in nicotine vaporizers do NOT contain tobacco products. The Risk is in the Flavor used. FLAVORLESS nicotine liquid contains only two ingredients -- glycerin and nicotine. Tobacco contains over 4000 other compounds including over 70 well-known carcinogens. While nicotine alone may be relatively safe, the rest of tobacco smoke is definitely NOT.
Answered on Jan 3, 2019
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