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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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Can tobacco flavored ecigs contain actual tobacco?

Can tobacco flavored ecigs contain actual tobacco?

Yes ... However: Most ecigarettes and liquids used in nicotine vaporizers do NOT contain tobacco products. The Risk is in the Flavor used. FLAVORLESS nicotine liquid contains only two ingredients -- glycerin and nicotine. Tobacco contains over 4000 other compounds including over 70 well-known carcinogens. While nicotine alone may be relatively safe, the rest of tobacco smoke is definitely NOT. ...Read more

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Is electronic cigarette wih nicotine make eny health problems as tobacco smoke?

Is electronic cigarette wih nicotine make eny health problems as  tobacco smoke?

Safer but Not Safe: Most ecigarettes and liquids used in nicotine vaporizers do NOT contain tobacco products. The Risk is in the Flavor used. FLAVORLESS nicotine liquid contains only two ingredients -- glycerin and nicotine. Tobacco contains over 4000 other compounds including over 70 well-known carcinogens. While nicotine alone may be relatively safe, the rest of tobacco smoke is definitely NOT. ...Read more

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Why is weed illegal if alcohol and tobacco are legal?

Why is weed illegal if alcohol and tobacco are legal?

Fair question: but one that should be directed more towards the people who write the laws, not to a physician. Alcohol prohibition was tried between 1919-1933 and ultimately repealed with a constitutional amendment rescinding prohibition. Prohibitions against drugs appear sometimes to have very little to do with the actual danger of the drug, and more to do with public perceptions, politics and God knows what. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks to smoking shisha that are tobacco, nicotine, and tar free?

Are there any health risks to smoking shisha that are tobacco, nicotine, and tar free?

Smoking is bad: No matter what you are smoking. Burning a leaf and inhaling exposes one to toxins that cause cancer, heart and lung disease. ...Read more

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Could hookah vape pens contain tobacco/nicotine?

Not tobacco: But the cartridges contain a liquid form of nicotine that is vaporized by the device. It can be dangerous if ingested, particularly by children. ...Read more

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Is smokeless tobacco or chewing tobacco bad for asthma?

Is smokeless tobacco or chewing tobacco bad for asthma?

No: For asthma, no. For cardiovascular diseases and oral cancer, yes. So if you do smoke and you have asthma switching from smoking to smokeless or chewing tobaccos is a step in the right direction. Still my goal would be to get you off tobacco completely. You may need the support of friends, family and people like you who want to quit but can't do it alone to achieve that goal. ...Read more

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Are electronic ciggerettes safer than tobacco?

Are electronic ciggerettes safer than tobacco?

Probably: But they are far from "safe." they have simply not be studied for long-term effects. The amount of "tars, " the organic compounds in smoke that primarily cause cancer, is certainly less, but the impact of the propellant, propylene glycol, the flavorings and other additives, as well as the oil itself, is not known. They may lure younger people in, cause nicotine dependency, and lead to smoking. ...Read more

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Are there chewing tobacco cessation programs?

Are there chewing tobacco cessation programs?

Yes, there are many…: Listed under google search "chewing tobacco cessation programs". Possibly a local smoking cessation program would be of help as well since nicotine is the common factor. Nicotine gum/patch should benefit as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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What chemicals are in tobacco smoke?

What chemicals are in tobacco smoke?

Lots, and lotsa bad.: The Internet has lists of cigarette ingredients, some of which list over 599 ingredients and as many as 7000 chemicals. You'll be surprised to see what's in a cigarette. At least 40 are carcinogenic. http://www.tricountycessation.org/tobaccofacts/Cigarette-Ingredients.html ...Read more

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What are the major health risks of smoking tobacco free sheesha / hookah?

What are the major health risks of smoking tobacco free sheesha / hookah?

If it is not: Tobacco, it depends upon what is being burned and what is inhaled. The hookah passes the substasnce through water, and could abstract aqueous soluble products, but not lipophilic ones. One needs to read the label of active ingredients. If you don't know; don't do it. ...Read more

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Do cigarettes and the smoke contain anti-viral substances?

No: That is something to suggest that they have some saving grace. They do not and are not. ...Read more