The Dirty Truth About E-Cigs

E-cigs are taking the world by storm, but not much is known about the negative side effects of vaping. It's commonly thought that electronic cigarettes are safe, but is this true? Laci breaks down what we know so far about this new product, and why you should think twice before smoking one.

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9 chemicals identified so far in e-cig vapor that are on the California Prop 65 list of carcinogens and reproductive toxins
"California's landmark Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986."

Levels of selected carcinogens and toxicants in vapour from electronic cigarettes
"Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are devices designed to imitate regular cigarettes and deliver nicotine via inhalation without combusting tobacco."

E-cigarette use more than doubles among U.S. middle and high school students from 2011-1012
"The percentage of U.S. middle and high school students who use electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, more than doubled from 2011 to 2012, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

Are E-Cigarettes Safer Than Regular Cigarettes
"Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are being marketed as the "safe" new alternative to conventional cigarettes."

Marketing rules too lax, critics say
"As federal regulators weigh what rules to impose on the booming electronic cigarette industry, consumer advocacy groups are working to mount a case for stricter limitations on marketing."

Do E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit?
"Smokers who wish to quit commonly use electronic cigarettes to help them, despite the lack of evidence that the devices work, a new study finds."

E-cigarettes expose people to more than harmless vapor, should be regulated
"Industry claims about e-cigarette devices are unsupported by evidence, including claims that e-cigarettes help smokers quit, concludes a major scientific review of research."

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