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E-Cig Flavoring Harms Blood Vessels

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  • Unlike traditional cigarettes that emit dangerous aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons, e-cigarettes are nearly odorless and often misperceived as being safe and harmless to your health
  • Recent research shows while e-liquid burned in vaping devices contains carcinogenic chemicals, the added flavors may be damaging endothelial cells lining your blood vessels, increasing your risk of heart disease and stroke
  • In an effort to expand their consumer base to the pediatric population, e-cigarette companies have packaged e-liquid to be burned in vaping devices to look like juice boxes and candy, and are mimicking many of the powerful advertising strategies once used by big tobacco companies
  • Although odorless, bystanders are not immune from the dangerous effects of e-cigs as the vapor contains nicotine and other fine particulate pollutant matter easily absorbed through inhalation

By Dr. Mercola

Unlike traditional combustible cigarettes emitting an offensive odor, electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are nearly odorless and usually misperceived as being harmless to your health. Tobacco companies have produced powerful advertising campaigns and print ads to forward this idea to children and adults.


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