Friday, December 09, 2011

E-cigarettes may contain dangerous chemicals

Most people would be flabbergasted to see anyone smoking inside an office, a hospital waiting room or an airport. Yet, lately, people are smoking indoors — not traditional cigarettes, but e-cigarettes.

These are smokeless cigarettes that can look like the real thing, a pen or even a USB stick. What they all do is deliver nicotine to the smoker in a vapor form. A rechargeable battery powers a heating element that vaporizes the nicotine in a replaceable cartridge so that what's inhaled just looks like smoke.

Some E-cigarette companies claim the devices are safer and can help smokers quit. But critics say the companies' statements are unproven and their health claims are unsubstantiated. Read more...

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