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Doctor insights on: E Cig Reviews

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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?

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?

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