E-Cigs could be harmful!

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Registered: 01-03-2001
E-Cigs could be harmful!
Wed, 05-07-2014 - 9:59am

A new study out suggests that E-cigs could be harmful to your health according to Health Day News. "E-cigarettes may not be as harmless as they initially seemed. New research suggests that e-cigarette vapor produces tiny particles that users suck deep into their lungs, potentially causing or worsening respiratory diseases.

The particles are of comparable size to those contained in cigarette smoke, and as many as 40 percent of them reach the deepest part of the lungs when inhaled, said Jonathan Thornburg, lead investigator and a senior research engineer at RTI International, a North Carolina research institute.

That means if the particles turn out to be harmful, they'll be causing damage throughout the lungs." READ MORE

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Registered: 03-31-2014
Wed, 05-07-2014 - 2:35pm

The hardest thing for me with quitting smoking was the loss of something in my hand. I think using ecigs as a quit smoking device would not be beneficial to those like me. You're just continuing the addiction. Now with the warnings of potential (or already active) harm, no thanks. 

I'm not going to be stupid and say "why would you want to put that in your body" as I've put regular cigarette nicotine in my body. I don't see it as any better/worse, but, I think you're naive if you think they are safe.  

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Registered: 08-25-2010
Wed, 06-11-2014 - 9:23pm

I am inclined to agree.  ecigs still deposit things into the lungs.  I think they are safer than regular cigs cause if you buy the non-nicotine ones then at least you are not addicted to nicotine and that is how I am trying to quit smoking.  But I am sure there is still stuff going into my lungs and hopefully I will be off ecigs too.

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