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Doctor insights on: Electronic Cigerette

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Could electronic cigarettes work?

Could electronic cigarettes work?

Be more specific: Work to what end? Quitting smoking?- maybe but there is insufficient evidence to show this yet plus it still has nicotine that you are inhaling. ...Read more

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How safe electronic cigarettes are?

How safe electronic cigarettes are?

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. ...Read more

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How safe are electronic cigarettes?

How safe are electronic cigarettes?

Why ask?: The non-nicotine e-cigarettes use water vapor to simulate smoking, but why "simulate" at all? Try sugarless gum or sugarless stick suckers if you must have the oral fixation. The e-cigarettes that provide nicotine at least do not have the tar and carbon monoxide, but the nicotine is still a potent vasoconstrictor and metabolic drug. Just say no to cigarettes and tobacco of any kind! please! ...Read more

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Are electronic cigarettes safe for health?

Are electronic cigarettes safe for health?

No: FDA has questioned the safety of electronic cigarettes as variable amounts of nicotine and traces of toxic chemicals, including known cancer-causing substances were found in their informal study. ...Read more

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Are electronic cigarettes good for my health?

Are electronic cigarettes good for my health?

If replacing tobacco: Electronic cigarettes contain water, propylene glycol, nicotine, and tobacco scent, but don't have the smoke, tar, and other cancer-causing substances. Electronic cigarettes are safer than real ones but still contain nicotine, which is addictive and narrows blood vessels, which is bad for one's circulation. In general, it is not healthy to inhale anything other than clean air. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are electronic cigarettes safe?

Can you tell me are electronic cigarettes safe?

FLAVOR = HEALTH RISK: The Health risk is in the liquid. How much safer are tobacco flavored liquids? Probably some but you are still inhaling tobacco. Non-tobacco flavors are PROBABLY safer but it’s one thing to eat strawberries, it’s quite another to inhale them. We do not know the long-term effects of inhaling strawberries. The safest liquids are flavorless. Experienced "Vapers" make their own liquids to be sure. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on electronic cigarettes?

What are your thoughts on electronic cigarettes?

FLAVOR = HEALTH RISK: Health risk is in the liquid. How much safer are tobacco flavored liquids? Probably some but you are still inhaling tobacco. Non-tobacco flavors are PROBABLY safer but it’s one thing to eat strawberries, it’s quite another to inhale them. We do not know the long-term effects of inhaling strawberries. The safest liquids are flavorless. Experienced "Vapers" make their own liquids to be sure. ...Read more

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How to buy electronic cigarettes online as a minor?

Not as a minor ...: Minors can not buy any electronic cigarettes or vaping supplies online without lying about their age. All of the site require that you declare your age before you can enter them. Unfortunately, there's no way to verify whether or not they are lying. ...Read more

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Do you know the benefits of using electronic cigarettes?

Do you know the benefits of using electronic cigarettes?

Quitting smoking: These are helpful only as an aid to quitting tobacco smoking. If you're a non-smoker, anyone offering you an e-cig isn't your friend. They are trying to enslave you to nicotine addiction. ...Read more

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Are electronic cigarettes safer than regular cigarettes?

Are electronic cigarettes safer than regular cigarettes?

Probably - Addictive: Yes, they are promoted as safer because of lack of many oxidation byproducts produced by burning tobacco ; this is true. They supply nicotine to keep the addition going but the industry has not performed any clinical trials to evaluate the pros ; cons. Thus the conclusion, through presumably reasonable, is presumptive, not tested, without known reliability ; largely exempted by dshea act 1994. ...Read more

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What are the differences between electronic cigarettes and smokeless cigarettes?

What are the differences between electronic cigarettes and smokeless cigarettes?

Vapor vs Smoke: Electronic Cigarettes ARE Smokeless. They create vapor from liquid on heated coils NOT smoke from incomplete combustion. You can control and minimize the number of toxic substances in vapor but NOT in smoke. Cigarette smoke has 4000+ compounds. Vapor from ecigarettes or APVs using flavorless nicotine liquid has only 2 compounds -- vegetable glycerin and nicotine. ...Read more

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Hi are electronic cigarettes dangerous? I guess less dangerous then reall cigarettes?

Hi are electronic cigarettes dangerous? I guess less dangerous then reall cigarettes?

Yes, but...: Electronic cigarettes eliminate tobacco from the equation which does make them "safer" theoretically. Remember that they still burn nicotine which is an addictive stimulant and is associated with heart disease and death. The "reduced risks" are not completely clear at this point but both regular and electronic cigarettes are bad for your health. ...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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Are non nicotine electronic cigarettes bad for you?

Yes: They will not have , tar that causes cancer but has bad nicotine , t much higher doses than normal cigarettes .They are not safe , as they claim , avoid by al l means. ...Read more

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Electronic cigarettes is bad as tobacco? Is same risk?

Electronic cigarettes is bad as tobacco?  Is same risk?

No difference: Overall, there is no real difference. E-Cigarettes deliver the nicotine to the user in a very similar fashion as a regular cigarette (hand and mouth movement). It is not an easy addiction to deal with, ask your PCP about Zyban (bupropion) prescription for smoking cessation. Good luck and good thinking. ...Read more

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Is electronic cigarettes safe to smoke around children?

Is electronic cigarettes safe to smoke around children?

Yes: No risk of second hand smoke. The downsides are possible accidental use by the child and the continuing damage to your body from the nicotine. ...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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Are vapor electronic cigarettes bad for you? Are they dangerous to your health?

Are vapor electronic cigarettes bad for you? Are they dangerous to your health?

We don't know: It was not randomized control trail conducted to support safety, benefits and efficacy of e-cigarettes. The jury is out there. ...Read more

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Should electronic cigarettes be banned in public places? Can you still get secondhand smoke from them?

Should electronic cigarettes be banned in public places? Can you still get secondhand smoke from them?

Yes and uncertain: Electronic cigarettes expose the smoker to a wide array of substances that have not been studied for safety. http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/23/suppl_2/ii36.abstract ...Read more