Harmful for the brain development of adolescents and young adults
Dangerous for pregnant women and their developing babies
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.