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E-Cigarette Risks That Can Actually Harm Your Body

24 Jan , 2019  

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  • E-cigarette aerosol is not just ‘harmless water vapour’.
  • The e-cigarette aerosol can contain any of these harmful substances:
  1. Nicotine: It can harm the development of adolescent brain and is highly addictive. Nicotine can hinder the formation of synapses in the brain that help retain memories and skills.
  2. Ultra-fine particles that can get absorbed in the lungs can cause a heart attack within seconds if they reach the heart. These particles can also activate platelets leading to clotting of blood which can cause a heart attack or even a stroke. 
  3. E-cigarettes come in various flavours. If these flavours have a chemical called diacetyl, it can cause serious lung damage.
  4. Cancer-causing chemicals.
  5. Metals like nickel, tin and lead.
  6. Volatile organic compounds.
  7. Presence of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin can cause chest tighteness, labored breathing and wheezing. These chemicals have also be linked with causing asthma in kids and teens. 
  • A lot of people turn to e-cigarettes to refrain from smoking conventional cigarettes. But due to the presence of nicotine in vapes, there’s a high possibility of people getting encouraged to use other tobacco products like cigars and hookah.

Sources:
https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/Quick-Facts-on-the-Risks-of-E-cigarettes-for-Kids-Teens-and-Young-Adults.html

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/getthefacts.html?ANS=5#quiz-content

https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/are-e-cigarettes-better-than-smoking-what-vaping-does-to-your-body/

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