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How dangerous are nicotine free electronic cigarretes/vapers compounds?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Unclear: Certainly, on balance, it is likely that e-cigs are safer than smoking tobacco in whatever form (pipes, cigars, cigarettes), and without the nicotine there is no longer a substance which causes both the physical dependency and the cardiovascular problems. However, there is usually a vehicle in the e-cig such as propylene glycol, and the safety of this when smoked is unknown. Ditto for additives.

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