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Doctor insights on: Fuma Electronic Cigarettes

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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?

Are non nicotine electronic cigarettes bad for you?

E-cigarettes R bad.: Technically speaking, we don't really know the safety of those electronic cigarettes in the long term; newer studies are revealing evidence of harm. 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. ...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

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Can someone get ill or die smoking an electronic hookahs & e-cigarettes im very concerned. Please tell me all the details of this product?

Can someone get ill or die smoking an electronic hookahs & e-cigarettes im very concerned. Please tell me all the details of this product?

Smoking: Hookah is like smoking and you can die from smoking it as you would from cigarettes. E cigarettes have less of the toxins but still have undisclosed chemicals that may be harmful, so not a 100%. How about nicorette (nicotine gum) gum? ...Read more

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I want to reduce smoking. I usually smoke 15-25 cigarettes a day. I want to know whether electronic cigarettes will help me reducing or not?

I want to reduce smoking. I usually smoke 15-25 cigarettes a day. I want to know whether electronic cigarettes will help me reducing or not?

Maybe: Electronic cigarettes simply give you nicotine--which is really the only thing in a "real" cigarette that a person wants or craves. Unfortunately, a real cigarette also contains cancer-causing chemicals. Thus, using an electronic cigarette is a better option. Although never proven to be"safer, " it would seem logical that it would be. I encourage my patients to use anything they can to quit! ...Read more

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Are electronic cigarettes without tobacco or nicotine safe?

Are electronic cigarettes without tobacco or nicotine safe?

Safer versus Safe: I think that they are safer than regular cigarettes although nicotine vapor may cause its own health issues. There urgently needs to be more studies on this as I have seen people using these devices everywhere! ...Read more

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Do electronic cigarettes cause cancer and are they harmful to your body

Do electronic cigarettes cause cancer and are they harmful to your body

They are addictive: Nicotine is the roughest of all addictions for those seeking to be free of it. Don't do this to yourself. These things are safer than cigs but the only reason to become involved with them is as an aid to smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Can there be any known side effects of electronic cigarettes besides nicotine?

That's the problem: Tobacco companies producing e-cigs have not had to do any research because courts ruled that it is just another kind of cigarette, and the fda has no jurisdiction. The propellant is propylene glycol, which is in an oil. What this does when inhaled is simply unknown in humans. The additives, flavorings, preservatives and whatever else is in them also have not been studied. We simply cannot say now. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about the vapor electronic cigarettes and if there is any side effects?

Does anyone know about the vapor electronic cigarettes and if there is any side effects?

Nicotine: The e-cigarette still contain nicotine but not the tar. The side effects of nicotine that include vasoconstriction, and high bp, atherosclerotic effect, osteoporotic effect, gastritis and ulcer development, are still going to be there. In short, e-cigarette is used to wean down smoking to zero but not a permanent substitute for smoking, it still will be addicting. ...Read more

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Is e-liquid for electronic cigarettes still bad for you if they don't have nicotine in them?

Yes: They have other chemicals in them that can be harmful to you and are not recommended and have not been studied. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to combine the use of electronic cigarettes and nicotine replacement pills?

Quit smoking: You should be fine. There is not much if anything more dangerous to your health than smoking. It is safer to put a person under anesthesia for a week than it is to smoke for a year. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the difference between electronic cigarettes and smokeless cigarettes?

Can any doc tell me what's the difference between electronic cigarettes and smokeless cigarettes?

Both are Vaporizers: The risk is in the liquid used to make the vapor. Flavorless juice has just nicotine and vegetable glycerin. Adding flavoring adds the risk. Strawberries maybe safe to eat but no one knows the long-term effects of inhaling them. Experienced vapers make their own liquids or use only trusted domestic sources who identify all the ingredients they use in their juices. Avoid tobacco-base ejuices ...Read more

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How safe are electronic cigarettes? (and compared to cigarettes as well?) any long term effects? Any side effects? Thank you very much! :)

How safe are electronic cigarettes? (and compared to cigarettes as well?) any long term effects? Any side effects? Thank you very much! :)

Flavor = Risk: The 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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Can electronic cigarettes/nicotine cause cancer?

Not likely: These are ways to supply the needed dose of nicotine to satisfy your addictive needs. They are designed not to allow tars and irritants into your throat. Thus the incidence of cancer should be no greater than in non-smokers. They are an effective way to attempt to stop smoking altogether and I encourage this in my patients. ...Read more

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Can you get cancer from smoking electronic cigarettes?

Can you get cancer from smoking electronic cigarettes?

Possibly: The studies are beginning to indicate that e-cigs can cause lung injury. Certain chemicals in the liquid are able to cause lung inflammation. If this inflammation continues over years, damage to the DNA can occur. This represents a similar pathophysiology as what happens with smoking cigarettes. ...Read more

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Are electronic cigarettes safe to use to quit smoking?

Are electronic cigarettes safe to use to quit smoking?

No one knows: To my knowledge and review of this topic, no one knows since no one had done a controlled clinical trial of these products. If you use them and do not smoke, it seems intuitive it "might" help a person, but doctors cannot recommend them legally since we just do not know from accurate research data if they are safe. Would stink if in 5 years we learn they cause more heart attacks than cholesterol. ...Read more

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Have you used the electronic cigarettes to quit smoking?

Have you used the electronic cigarettes to quit smoking?

Yes: Many people try to quit with e-cigarettes, and some of them allow you to "dial back" the amount of nicotine you are getting. However, there are as yet no published studies on this, so I cannot say how much success people have in trying to quit tobacco this way. You are better off with more traditional, tried and true methods like nicotine patches etc, smoking cessation programs, and other meds. ...Read more

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How does nicotine effect someone that has COPD through electronic cigarettes?

How does nicotine effect someone that has COPD through electronic cigarettes?

Airway Compromise: There’s no fda position yet on the use of electronic cigarettes, however studies done in europe show that it increases the airway resistance of users thereby making it more difficult to breathe. Extrapolating to patients with copd, electronic cigarettes will most likely increase difficulty in breathing, the main symptom in copd, making the condition worse. It’s probably safer to chew nicotine gum. ...Read more

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Is electronic cigarettes safe? Will it really help me to quit smoking? Thank you.

Is electronic cigarettes safe? Will it really help me to quit smoking? Thank you.

Nobody knows: They are as safe, or as dangerous (depending on how you want to look at it) as regular cigarettes. There is little or no evidence they are any safer, and there are no published reports of their effectiveness in smoking cessation. They do somewhat reduce the "tars" you breath in, and they do reduce side-stream smoke (so they cut down on second hand smoke exposure). Nicotine patches are effective. ...Read more

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Can propylene glycol (found in electronic cigarettes) cause a positive on an etg test?

Can propylene glycol (found in electronic cigarettes) cause a positive on an etg test?

NO: Etg test will show positive for ethanol (common alcohol is called) consumption only unto 72 hrs, other forms of alcohols, like glycols have different metabolic products. ...Read more

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Are electronic cigarettes safe? My son son is using one that uses juice and and no nicotine.

Are electronic cigarettes safe? My son son is using one that uses juice and and no nicotine.

Yes: To this date I am unaware of any study that shows the electronic cigarettes are not safe. That is for cancer or chronic lung problems. There are some studies on the effects of the nicotine, but I am unaware of any conclusive problems with those studies either. ...Read more

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Can you advise for daily migraine headaches/are electronic cigarettes less likely to cause headaches?

Can you advise for daily migraine headaches/are electronic cigarettes less likely to cause headaches?

I do not: Recommend E-cigarettes as these are still a source of unneeded chemical- hormone nicotine. Although much socially acceptable - I do not think it is the best strategy to stop smoking. Nicotine and/ or its withdrawal may be a source of headaches, but probably not the root cause. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with daily migraine headaches/are electronic cigarettes less likely to cause headaches?

Can you give me advice with daily migraine headaches/are electronic cigarettes less likely to cause headaches?

Not studied: Would be skeptical that either approach would affect headaches differently, and would suggest instead you avoid both, and see your doctor and get your headaches evaluated. ...Read more