Effects Of Electronic Cigarettes On Public Health Essays

1647 Words Jul 13th, 2015 7 Pages
Effects of Electronic Cigarettes on Public Health Cigarette smoking has been steadily but slowly declining in the United States, as many different alternative tobacco and nicotine delivery products have been gaining popularity. This is partly because many alternative tobacco products which come in various sizes, flavors, and forms are marketed and often perceived as being relatively safe. However, alternative tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes, can cause serious potential health problems, including cancer, because of the chemicals and toxins they contain. Because electronic cigarettes have only been readily available in the United States since 2006, there is limited research on their health risks. According to one analysis by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the liquid solution used in electronic cigarettes contains a toxic chemical found in antifreeze and several cancer-causing chemicals, such as nitrosamines. The chemicals in electronic cigarettes, the potential harmful effects, and the addictiveness vary based on the brand of solution used.
Statement of the Problem Electronic cigarettes and their liquid solutions are not fully regulated by the FDA therefore the lack of consistency poses serious health risks to users. There are no set guidelines and or regulations that cite specific amounts of each ingredient to use when manufacturing the liquid solutions used in electronic cigarettes. This lack of consistency causes great variation in the…

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