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Electronic Cigarettes Contain Higher Levels of Toxic Metal Nanoparticles Than Tobacco Smoke

Electronic Cigarette

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  • The aerosol from a leading manufacturer of electronic cigarettes was found to contain metals including tin, copper, nickel and silver, silicate beads and nanoparticles.
  • In some cases, the metal amounts were greater than you might be exposed to from smoking a conventional cigarette.
  • Electronic cigarettes contain nanoparticles, which, due to their ultramicroscopic size, can easily enter your bloodstream, blood vessels and other body tissues, causing unknown consequences.
  • If you’re thinking of quitting smoking, swapping conventional cigarettes for electronic cigarettes may simply expose you to a new set of health risks; quitting cold turkey after you’re leading a healthy lifestyle may be a better option

By Dr. Mercola

If you’re a smoker, you’ve probably seen the relatively new electronic cigarettes on the market. Maybe you’ve even tried them in an attempt to quit your cigarette habit.


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