Health Effects of
Scientists are still learning about the long-term health effects
of e-cigarettes. Although further studies and testing should be
conducted, there are a few facts about nicotine use that have
been established through research.
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.
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.