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Are e cigarettes safer than cigarettes? No by product from burning tobacco right?

Are e cigarettes safer than cigarettes? No by product from burning tobacco right?

Quit while you are: ahead. e cigarettes have not been around long enough to know for sure. You would do your health a favor by not using tobacco or tobacco products in any form. ...Read more

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Blu electronic cigarette bad for health?

Blu electronic cigarette bad for health?

Yes: the question isn't whether they are harmful - nicotine is addictive, causes blood vessels to constrict and reduces blood flow to heart, brain and vital organs, and is what causes the vascular problems related to smoking. There are less "tars, " but nobody knows what the propellant (propylene glycol), flavorings, preservatives and other additives do, either short-term or long-term at this point. ...Read more

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My ce4 electronic cigarette won't work..Any other alternatives?

My ce4 electronic cigarette won't work..Any other alternatives?

Unfortunately many: And they all involve smoking tobacco in some form. Obviously, you can buy another one. Or you can decide to not remain addicted to nicotine and do something about it. Smoking cessation programs help a lot, there are a variety of medications, including tapering doses of nicotine replacement therapy. Some people are actually able to do it with e-cigs, esp the ones that allow "dialing down" nicotine. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is puffing 0 nicotine e cigarettes harmful?

Please help docs! is puffing 0 nicotine e cigarettes harmful?

Nobody knows: There are zero studies of e-cigs, and nobody knows what they will do, even with no nicotine. Nicotine is not the cause of cancer anyway - it is the complex hydrocarbons (tars) in the smoke. It is likely that e-cigs will prove safer than smoked cigarettes, the propellant in these gadgets is propylene glycol, and nobody knows what inhaling them, or the oils, flavorings and additives will do. ...Read more

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Are nicotine free blu cigs bad for your health.

Are nicotine free blu cigs bad for your health.

Let me explain: Electronic cigarettes were first popularized as a safer way of nicotine intake. While electronic cigarette consumption is safer than having actual cigarettes filled with tobacco, they are not really a total safe option. Electronic cigarettes are found to contain an anti-freeze component known as diethylene glycol. It is toxic to humans and can cause health worries on inhalation. See the web below. ...Read more

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Is it true oily face cannot consume vitamin e with oral or topical? I use vit e brand shaklee

Is it true oily face cannot consume vitamin e with oral or topical?
I use vit e brand shaklee

No difference: Oily face makes NO difference in the absorption of Vitamin E. So do not worry about that . ...Read more

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Are the e-hookah xhale o2 electronic cigarettes safer than normal cigarettes?

Are the e-hookah xhale o2 electronic cigarettes safer than normal cigarettes?

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. ...Read more

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I quit smoking cigarettes & am vaping. Is vaping safe & harmless or is the nicotine hazardous to my health?

E -cig vs cigarette: E-cig has fewer harmful chemicals than cigarettes - but taking in nicotine is still a health issue. ...Read more

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How safe are electronic cigarettes using propylene glycol as the "vapor" for asthmatics? Better than real cigarettes?

How safe are electronic cigarettes using propylene glycol as the "vapor" for asthmatics? Better than real cigarettes?

Electronic cigarette: Always difficult to tell what will be an irritant to an asthmatics. Probably one if the biggest benefits of an electronic cigarette is that it precludes exposure to some of the carcinogens found in tobacco products. Also reduces negative side effects that nicotine has on the cardiovascular/cns/respiratory/ other organ systems. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects, pros or cons using a vape pen without nicotine oil just flavored oil?

Nobody knows: There have been no studies of even short-term use, and nobody knows what is in the oils and their flavorings and what they do. Oil in general ain't great for lungs, and the vehicle used in these vaporizers is propylene glycol, and nobody knows what his does when inhaled either. While it is likely that vaping will not be as bad as smoking tobacco, nobody can say that yet with certainty. ...Read more

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Dear docs.... Please advice on the e cigarette.. Is it okay to reduce tobacco smoking... Any bad effect on e cigar smoking...

Dear docs.... Please advice on the e cigarette.. Is it okay to reduce tobacco smoking... Any bad effect on e cigar smoking...

Tobacco's the probl.: Tobaccos the problem! if using nicotine helps you not smoke tobacco go for it. Some highly dependent smokers actually live longer if they use nicotine substitutes long term. ...Read more

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Is using nicorette (nicotine gum) gum or vapor cigarettes better than actual smoking?

Is using nicorette (nicotine gum) gum or vapor cigarettes better than actual smoking?

Education & support: Nicotine replacement (gum or patch) continues the addiction to nicotine. At some point u will have to go through withdrawal. Smoking cessation programs often offer gum & patch but u can quit w just the support & education. There's also nicotine anonymous, based on the 12 steps of aa. Wellbutrin (bupropion) & Chantix r meds that can help w cravings but neither works 4 everyone. Nic cravings r only 3-5 mins. ...Read more

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E-cigs vs. Regular cigarettes, which is better?

E-cigs vs. Regular cigarettes, which is better?

Hard to say: To me it's like saying 'should i shoot myself in the head with a 22 pistol or a 45?' i wouldn't recommend either, but statistically the 22 is less likely to kill you and cause brain damage. Nobody really knows the long-term health impact of e-cigs, because it hasn't been studied. It contains propylene glycol, oils, flavorings and additives, in addition to nicotine, and we don't really know effects. ...Read more

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How can e cig affect our health?

How can e cig affect our health?

Not completely known: It is likely that, when push comes to shove, ecigs will be 'safer' than smoking tobacco in any form, but that doesn't mean it is safe. You still get dependent on nicotine, it still may have effects on your heart, but likely fewer effects in terms of bronchitis/emphysema and cancer. However, the effects of the oils, flavors and additives are completely unknown at this point;many smoke with ecigs. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an e-cig and a shisha pen?

What is the difference between an e-cig and a shisha pen?

Mainly cosmetic: most e-cigarettes have been made to look like a cigarette, whereas "shisha pens," hookahs and other devices are often larger and don't look anything like a cigarette. However, how they work (volatalizing either a liquid form of drug like nicotine or even volatiilzing the nicotine out of tobacco or the THC/CBD out of marijuana) is the same technology in either an e-cig or another device. ...Read more

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Which e-cig should I get? Are any of them healthier than the others?

No: there are no data to support any one of them being any better than the other, because they are not required to report any studies that they have done on their products. While most tobacco control experts believe that it is highly likely that e-cigs are safer than combusted cigarettes, because of the reduced "tar" products in the smoke, we cannot say it is "safe."It's effects long-term are unknown. ...Read more

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Electronic cigarette is good for you?

Electronic cigarette is good for you?

Compared to what?: Not as good as fresh fruits and vegetables, but somewhat better than smoking cigarettes and cigars. ...Read more

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What is the best electronic cigarette?

Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Blu electronic cigarette bad for health?

Yes: the question isn't whether they are harmful - nicotine is addictive, causes blood vessels to constrict and reduces blood flow to heart, brain and vital organs, and is what causes the vascular problems related to smoking. There are less "tars, " but nobody knows what the propellant (propylene glycol), flavorings, preservatives and other additives do, either short-term or long-term at this point. ...Read more

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Electronic cigarette charger getting really hot, what to do?

You need to ask: a mechanic or electrician, not a doctor. If anything is getting really hot, it would seem to me that it is malfunctioning and I would stop using it. Check with the place you bought it or with the manufacturer. ...Read more

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My ce4 electronic cigarette won't work..Any other alternatives?

Unfortunately many: And they all involve smoking tobacco in some form. Obviously, you can buy another one. Or you can decide to not remain addicted to nicotine and do something about it. Smoking cessation programs help a lot, there are a variety of medications, including tapering doses of nicotine replacement therapy. Some people are actually able to do it with e-cigs, esp the ones that allow "dialing down" nicotine. ...Read more

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I started using e-cig, are electric cigarette a healthier option?

I started using e-cig, are electric cigarette a healthier option?

Nobody knows: There are few studies of ecigs, and they still produce addiction to nicotine. E-cigs do have less tars, which are the complex hydrocarbons in the smoke. These cause a lott of the damage. It is likely that e-cigs will prove safer than smoked cigarettes, but nobody really knows. The propellant in these gadgets is propylene glycol, and nobody knows what inhaling them, or the oils, will do. ...Read more

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Was wondering if i can't use an electronic cigarette, then what can I do?

Was wondering if i can't use an electronic cigarette, then what can I do?

Almost everything: else on earth,that's what you can do. There is no NEED for human beings to consume nicotine, or inhale smoke, or even inhale vapor. Am not sure what you are asking. If you are a smoker, better ways to be "safer" are to use nicotine replacement therapies, together with a smoking cessation program. There are also medications like bupropion and varenicline to help stop smoking. ...Read more

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Is electronic cigarette as bad as normal cigarette i dont smoke either one of them?

Is electronic cigarette as bad as normal cigarette i dont smoke either one of them?

E-cig vs. cigarettes: E-cigarettes do not contain as many of the toxic substances than regular cigarettes and a such are 'safer'. However, they still contain nicotine which is a highly addictive and dangerous (in high quantities) substance itself. Certain types of e-cigs also enable people to consume vastly higher quantities of nicotine than they would be able to get from cigarettes alone. ...Read more

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From a health perspective, is an electronic cigarette better than traditional ones?

From a health perspective, is an electronic cigarette better than traditional ones?

yes: Tobacco control [1] analyzed vapors from a dozen brands and also found some toxic substances, but at levels 9 to 450 times lower than in regular cigarette smoke, implying that vaping may be safer than smoking. Still, the impact of e-cigs on long-term health needs further study. ...Read more

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Electronic cigarette is as bad as cigarettes?

Electronic cigarette is as bad as cigarettes?

Depends on Liquid: The risk of electronic cigarettes is related to the composition of the liquids they use. The safest will be those which use the least number of compounds. Flavorless Liquid being the safest since it's just vegetable glycerine plus or minus nicotine while tobacco smoke has 4000 to 5000 known compounds in it. Experienced vapers make their own DIY liquids to know for sure -- and to save money. ...Read more

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Can I have some tips on buying a e-cig vaporizor?

Can I have some tips on buying a e-cig vaporizor?

Not from me: I have not decided yet that using e-cigs is really a "harm reduction" method I should embrace, and help my patients choose ones that have been proven to best do that. However, the companies have not published studies of any of their products, and can't be required to, per the supreme court. A product that allows you to dial back the nicotine to reduce use, or those without nicotine might be best. ...Read more

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Are the vapor e-cig healthy for you? Will they harm you?

Are the vapor e-cig healthy for you? Will they harm you?

Not water vapor ones: The ones producing water vapor are not really "e-cigarettes." those have liquid nicotine which is turned into a vapor, and produce the same kind of nicotine addiction as any other cigarette. Since nobody really knows what other products are contained in the vapor yet, and there are many different brands, long term health issues are not known, though nicotine certainly can cause cardiac problems. ...Read more

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Who can use an electronic cigarette? Are there any age limits?

Who can use an electronic cigarette? Are there any age limits?

Age varies: Most states have a minimum age of 18 to purchase e-cigarettes. Check with your state's laws to be sure. ...Read more