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How safe are E Cigarettes ?

How safe are E Cigarettes ?

We do not know: E cigarettes are not regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). They have not been studied carefully so we do not really know how safe they are. I do not recommend that my patients use them. If they are already using them I recommend that they use them only briefly to try and get off regular cigarettes. ...Read more

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Are e cigarettes bad for you?

Are e cigarettes bad for you?

Addiction persists: They are likely not as bad as inhaling burned processed tobacco. However, there are no large clinical trials on which to judge pros ; cons. It would be nearly impossible (; very expensive) to perform double-blind trials of long enough duration to develop any data to reasonably answer such a question. Doctors, like most people, answer based on some knowledge, experience ; beliefs, not certainty. ...Read more

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E-cigs vs. regular cigarettes, what are the differences?

E-cigs vs. regular cigarettes, what are the differences?

Less "tars": Some e-cigarettes have filtering functions that allow you to cut back on the nicotine in the smoke, and others do not. E-cigarettes deliver the same amount of nicotine, which is what is bad for your heart, but has less in the way of tars, which is what causes cancer of the mouth throat, and lung. There is no research i know of on the additives, flavors, oils and gases in e-cigs so we don't know. ...Read more

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Do e cigarettes cause pad disease?

Yes nicotine: Smoking causes peripheral artery disease. The substance nicotine causes severe artery spasm or narrowing. If you smoke heavily the effect of nicotine can be long lasting. A smoker with a sedentary life style can then deposit fat and inflammation in the blood stream at areas of the body where blood vessels branch off, like the hips and knees. This is often the areas where significant pad occurs. ...Read more

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How much better for your health are e-cigarettes?

How much better for your health are e-cigarettes?

Absolutely: Like nicotine patches and gum, electronic cigarettes are a safe way to take nicotine which is what makes tobacco products addictive. The dangers from smoking cigarettes are the result of burned organic material creating tars and carbon monoxide. Other than its addictive properties nicotine does not appear to be a big contributor to the long term health problems associated with smoking. ...Read more

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Are e-cigarettes as bad for kids as other types of cigarettes?

Are e-cigarettes as bad for kids as other types of cigarettes?

Yes: All forms of nicotine are unhealthy. Teens should be extra careful about exposing themselves to dangerous and addictive substances. Ecigarettes don't have the tar and carcinogens that regular cigarettes have, but the dangers of nicotine are still present. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are e cigarettes not as bad for you as normal cigarettes?

I'm wondering are e cigarettes not as bad for you as normal cigarettes?

Yes but...: They are a vicious scheme to get you enslaved to a nicotine addiction. The only reason to smoke e-cigs is as a stepdown while you are trying to stop smoking regular cigs. ...Read more

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Are e-cigarettes bad for me? Are they at least better than regular cigs?

Are e-cigarettes bad for me? Are they at least better than regular cigs?

Yes: The only reason to take up smoking E-cigs is that you are trying to stop smoking regular cigs. They are a vicious scheme to get people addicted to nicotine. They are less harmful than regular cigs, but they'll still enslave you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are e cigarettes not as bad for you as normal cigarettes?

Can you tell me are e cigarettes not as bad for you as normal cigarettes?

Yes and no: E cigarettes are a vicious scheme to get people addicted to nicotine. Please don't start. However, if you are presently addicted to cigs, an E-cig is a step down toward abstinence. ...Read more

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Are there more cases of deaths linked to people using e cigarettes compared to real cigarettes?

Are there more cases of deaths linked to people using e cigarettes compared to real cigarettes?

Unknown: The safety and hazards of e cigarettes are unknown at this time. E cigarettes are not regulated and contain additives that may or may not be harmful. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of e-cigarettes?

What are the side effects of e-cigarettes?

Its own problems: E-cigarettes has no tobacco no tar from it , that is the claim, but has nicotine , the danerous chmical that effects blood vessels and cause severa health problems , is no gift to you health. ...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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Would e-cigarettes be better for copd?

Would e-cigarettes be better for copd?

Better than smoking: Ideally, i would love for you to quit tobacco smoking altogether. But, i know how difficult of a challenge this can be for many people. Thus, an e-cigarette is a possible option. At least, you are not inhaling all those horrific chemicals and cancer causing agents that are loaded in tobacco smoke. ...Read more

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I was wondering are e-cigarettes harmful to asthma sufferer?

I was wondering are e-cigarettes harmful to asthma sufferer?

Jury out for now: However, do not be fooled that these are harmless. They are still satisfying your nicotine addiction. Perhaps down the road you may be out of e cigs and revert back to regular ones. I know its tough (I went through it myself) but cold turkey ( and it does hurt) is the only way. GOOD LUCK ...Read more

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Has any doctor found negative effects from E-cigarettes?

Has any doctor found negative effects from E-cigarettes?

Start researching: I checked a few Medscape articles and e cigs are not without risk. Some e cigarettes deliver dangerous chemicals and carcinogens and sometimes the nicotine on the label is not the correct amount. Basically it is unregulated. Also lots of little kids are eating them by accident leading to an increase in Poison control calls. It is better not to Vape if possible ...Read more

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How come cigarettes have chemicals in them?

How come cigarettes have chemicals in them?

Anti pest products: All plants are of course made of chemicals. But i think you are referring to chemicals like nicotine. Plants cannot move and so must defend themselves against being eaten or destroyed by static defenses such as thorns and noxious internal chemicals. Nicotine is an insecticide and that is why it is found in tobacco leaves. ...Read more