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A 22-year-old female asked:

Electric e-cigarettes (vapping) vs. regular cigarettes, which is worse? and can it be harmful if the liquid nicotine is swallowed by accident?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
E-cigarettes.: We're learning more and more about the real harmful effects of e-cigarettes and vaping.. But what they do help with is removing your emotional and mental attachment to actual cigarettes, which could ultimately help you quit everything. As well, there seem to be fewer ingredients in them; there are 42 carcinogens in cigarettes.
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Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 46 years experience
E-cigarettes: are not regulated for safety by the FDA but some studies have shown e-cigarettes contain harmful chemicals, including carcinogens. See: http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/e-cigarettes-and-lung-health.html If you accidentally swallow liquid nicotine, call poison control: 1-800-222-1222.
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Last updated Apr 25, 2016


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