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What are the concerns with e-cigarettes?

Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Medicine
E-cigarettes contain chemicals that can be toxic, and the particles that are inhaled can affect lung function. In this video, addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD, talks about the concerns surrounding electronic cigarettes and liquid nicotine.
Joane Goodroe
Nursing

At the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, John Ayers looked at real-time Google searches. He found e-cigarette searches were up sharply. And he found more searches in states where smoking restrictions are tighter.

Ayers says e-cigarettes may have more risks than people realize: "These aren’t pure nicotine mixtures with flavor additives. They include other toxic chemicals as well as residue that you find in traditional tobacco products.’’

The study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine was supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Learn more at hhs.gov

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