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Are E-cigs and Vapes Safe?

E-CIGARETTES: NOT SAFE FOR YOU OR YOUR FAMILY

  
WHAT ARE E-CIGARETTES?
  • E-cigarettes are devices that use a battery to heat a liquid nicotine solution ("e-liquid"). The heated e-liquid creates an aerosol that is breathed into the lungs.
  • They are also called e-cigs, e-hookahs, hookah pens, vapes, vape pens or mods. Some can only be used once, while others can be refilled.
  • E-cigarettes are also used to smoke illegal substances like marijuana and hash oil.
WHY ARE THEY DANGEROUS?
  • E-liquids are poisonous if swallowed, and are harmful if the liquid gets on skin or in the eyes. The e-cigarette batteries are also poisonous if swallowed.
  • E-cigarettes and e-liquids come in fruit and candy flavors that appeal to children who may taste or drink the e-liquid.
  • E-cigarettes contain chemicals that can cause cancer, birth defects or other health problems.
 
AREN'T THEY SAFER THAN TOBACCO CIGARETTES?
  • E-cigarettes produce an aerosol, not water vapor. The aerosol is a mixture of chemicals and small particles that can hurt the lungs just like cigarette smoke.
  • E-cigarettes are just as addictive as regular cigarettes.
 
DO E-CIGARETTES HELP SMOKERS QUIT?
  • Studies show that e-cigarettes do not help people quit smoking cigarettes. Instead, many people end up using both products.
  • Over-the-counter and prescription medicines are widely available and very effective at helping people quit smoking cigarettes.
 
ARE THEY SAFE TO SMOKE INDOORS?
  • No. E-cigarettes pollute the air with tiny particles that get trapped in the lungs. Just like regular cigarettes, the pollution from e-cigarettes may hurt others.
For more information, download the free brochure: Protect Your Family From E-Cigarettes
 
 
 


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