Proponents tout benefits of using e-cigarettes to quit smokingLast updated: May 05. 2014 9:26AM - 4240 Views
What are E-cigarettes?
According to the Centers in Disease Control in Atlanta:
• Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are battery-powered devices that provide doses of nicotine and other additives to the user in an aerosol. E-cigarette cartridges typically contain nicotine, a component to produce the aerosol (e.g., propylene glycol or glycerol), and flavorings (e.g., fruit, mint, or chocolate).
• Potentially harmful substances also have been documented in some e-cigarette cartridges, including irritants, genotoxins and animal carcinogens.
• Use of e-cigarettes has increased among U.S. adult current and former smokers in recent years; however, the extent of use among youths is uncertain.