Electronic cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes

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E-cigarettes are popular devices that head a liquid that becomes an aerosol or a vapor. 

Are e-cigarettes healthier than smoking cigarettes? Long-term health effects of e-cigarettes are unknown.  They are not known to be healthier.  Despite this, many adults try to reduce or quit cigarette smoking by switching to e-cigarettes. 

What are the risks of c-cigarettes?  Exposure to heavy metals and toxicants and nicotine poisoning.  When youth start using e-cigarettes there is an increased risk of subsequent cigarette and marijuana use. 

Rampant use:  In 2017 one in five high school students reported using e-cigarettes in the previous year.

What else are e-cigarettes called?  Juuling.  Vaping.  Digital cigarettes.  E-hookahs, Personal vaporizers. Vape pods. Vape pens.

What are e-cigarette brands?  Blu. Juul. Logic. Njoy. PHIX. Suorin. Vuse.

Why is vaping in teens especially detrimental?  It is accessible. The devices are small enough to fit in their pocket for ease of use, even during class. Nicotine has a greater effect on their brains, which continue to develop into their 20s.  Nicotine can impact brain pathways that control learning, mood, attention, and addiction.

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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