A 38-year-old member asked:
are the e-hookah xhale o2 electronic cigarettes safer than normal cigarettes?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Bac Nguyen answered
22 years experience Family Medicine
Safer, not without: Elctric cigarettes provide nicotine, the substance that induces addiction and craving of smoking. Regular cigarettes contain many other chemical substances/preservatives, some are carcinogenic (causes cancer), thus they are worse than electric ones. Some e-cigarettes were found to have dangerous chemicals/carcinogens as well. Thus, a bit safer but not without risk. Consult doc. Good luck.
Answered on Sep 19, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: Per the Mayo Clinic: Per Dr. T Hays- " Hookah smoke contains high levels of toxic compounds, including tar, carbon monoxide, heavy metals & cancer-causing chemicals (carcinogens). In fact, hookah smokers are exposed to more carbon monoxide & smoke than are cigarette smokers." REF: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/quit-smoking/expert-answers/hookah/faq-20057920. “Hookah smoking is not
Answered on Sep 20, 2019
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