E-Cigarettes Are Dangerous to Children, Surgeon General Says

By | December 9, 2016

E-cigarettes are dangerous and kids — lured by the fun flavors and advertising — need to steer clear of them, the nation’s top doctor said Thursday.

The handheld devices deliver not only addictive and harmful nicotine, but can be loaded with toxic chemicals such as lead, diacetyl and nickel, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said in a new report.

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A man smoking an electronic cigarette.