- Propylene glycol or glycerin
- Flavor chemicals
- Diethylene glycol
- TSNAs (low levels)
- Vaping 3 milligrams of liquid at high voltage generates around 14 milligrams of formaldehyde
- A tobacco smoker would normally take in .15 milligrams in a standard cigarette, equating to roughly 3 milligrams in a 20-pack
- Formaldehyde is a chemical found in cigarette smoke, pressed-wood products, and fuel burning appliances
- Formaldehyde has been linked with leukemia and nasopharyngeal cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute
Potential Health Risks
- Toxic Substances
- Pulmonary problems
- Toxic levels of nicotine in refills
- Airborne chemicals released
- No safety standards for components
- Cartridges can leak out nicotine solution
- Battery issues leading to explosions and/or fire
- Mislabeled or inaccurate labeling leading to overdoses
- Not an FDA-regulated product
- Many nicotine bottles not child resistant
Ways to Quit Smoking
Remember this good news! More than half of all adult smokers have quit, and you can, too. Millions of people have learned to face life without a cigarette.
People stop smoking by either cutting down on cigarettes over time and then stopping smoking, or by going cold turkey – quitting smoking all at once, or by using nicotine replacement therapy, NRT, or medicine to manage withdrawal symptoms.
Smokers who want to quit don’t have to tough it out alone. Many have used NRT and/or bupropion (Zyban®) or varenicline Chantix®) to help. These medicines are safe for most people and can increase your chances of quitting and staying quit.
Read an explanation by the American Cancer Society, for “What are the types of Nicotine Replacement Therapy,” click here,
Or to read about Prescription Drugs to Help You Quit Smoking, click here.