Electronic cigarettes or “e-cigarettes”, are battery-powered devices that simulates cigarette smoking, but deliver doses of nicotine and other additives through a vapor that resembles smoke.
FLAVORS ATTRACTING TEENS
Are e-cigarettes safe?
E-Cigarettes deliver a load of toxic chemicals into your body including carcinogens to the lungs. Nicotine is a poison, an if breathed, swallowed, or in direct contact with skin, can be dangerous. Nicotine raises blood pressure and heart rate, increases blood clotting (leading to risks of heart attack and stroke).
Are e-cigarettes an effective method for quitting tobacco smoking?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved e-cigarettes as tobacco cessation aids. FDA approved cessation aids are patches, gum, and lozenges.
Are e-cigarettes marketed to youth?
A) both are highly cancerous.
B) have the same stench.
C) both are high in nicotine.
D) both have the same age requirements.
E) All of the above.
Somneuk “Mickey” Chao
Community Education Specialist
Health and Human Services Agency Public Health
Source: Samhsa.gov and tobaccofreeshasta.com
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e-cigarettes are benign?
The 3 dangers are nicotine, chemicals, flavorings?
e-cigarettes are regulated?
nicotine is a colorless oily liquid?
e- cigarettes smell like traditional cigarettes?
Q: How are traditional and e-cigarettes similar ?
Ingredients found in e-cigarettes
Variety of candy-like flavors that appeal specifically to youth
Sold at places where young people often gather, online, where kids can access them more easily than in face-to-face purchases
Value of vaping industry: estimated $3.7 billion in United States (Forbes-2016)
Number of e-cigarette users in the United States: 7 million to 10 million
E-cigarette stores in California: about 2,700
“…e-cig vapor contains particles that could damage vapers’ hearts.” (Stanton Glantz, medical professor, USF
“…e-cigarette use tripled in just one year to 13.4% in 2014…” (CDC)