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About E-Cigarettes

Health Effects of
using E-cigarettes

Scientists are still learning about the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes. Although further studies and testing should be conducted, a few facts about nicotine use have been established through research.
Highly addictive
Toxic to developing fetuses

Harmful for the brain development of adolescents and young adults

Dangerous for pregnant women and their developing babies

Aerosol is made up of cancer-causing chemicals and tiny particles that reach deep into the lungs.

Ultrafine particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs
Flavoring such as diacetyl, a chemical linked to a serious lung disease
Volatile organic compounds
Cancer-causing chemicals
Heavy metals such as nickel, tin, and lead

Unintended Injuries

Defective e-cigarette batteries have resulted in serious injuries by exploding and causing a fire.

In addition, acute nicotine exposure is toxic and has poisoned children and adults by swallowing, breathing, or absorbing e-cigarette liquid through the skin and eyes.


Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, so their effects will reflect on the user. For more information about the risks of e-cigarettes for young people, click here.

FDA has not approved e-cigarettes as smoking aids. However, a recent CDC study found that many adults are using e-cigarettes to quit smoking.

In the United States, the youth are more likely than adults to use e-cigarettes. Among current adult e-cigarette users, the percentage who have never smoked cigarettes is highest among those aged 18–24 years (56.0%) and is lower in older age groups.

For more information about e-cigarettes, visit CDC.GOV.