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How safe electronic cigarettes are?

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Depends: There are many different brands on the market now; assuming they are only water and nicotine as advertised then they are very safe and certainly safer than tobacco leaf. With most of these you can wean the nicotine down gradually and get off of them as well.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
E - cigarettes.: E- cigarettes may contain nicotine, volatile organic compounds, heavy metals (like lead, tin & nickel), ultrafine particles (which may be drawn deep into lungs, diacetyl and Nicotine which is addictive. REF: https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/

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