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E-cigs Deliver Appalling Amounts of Heavy Metals

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  • If you smoke e-cigarettes you may be exposing yourself to dangerous chemicals and toxic heavy metals with each puff, associated with cancers, heart disease and stroke
  • Despite delivering lower levels of nicotine, people exposed to e-cigarette air pollution have similar levels of nicotine in their system as those exposed to traditional secondhand cigarette smoke
  • Other toxins detected in e-cigarette vapors include diacetyl, formaldehyde, diethylene glycol, tobacco-specific nitrosamine and highly reactive free radicals
  • Rates of those vaping have been declining, but this success may be threatened by budget cuts to CDC programs; you can prepare yourself mentally and physically to quit smoking using exercise and nutrition, and finding a healthy emotional outlet

By Dr. Mercola

While the gradual demise of traditional cigarettes has been heralded as an achievement for better health, the dangers of the alternative many have chosen may be just as alarming. If you smoke e-cigarettes (e-cigs), it is important to know researchers have demonstrated you may be exposing yourself to dangerous chemicals and heavy metals with each puff.

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