Electric cigarette a pretty unfair comment seeing everyone here is trying to give each other positives stories to their success of quitting smoking. nicotine is a pretty powerful addiction be it a acing or gum or patch hats off to all of us deciding to quit personally an e cig has been the only thing that has worked for me. That they are safer for the environment has not been proven. Just the fact that there are so many chemicals in them is proof enough that they are a hazard to the smoker. Anyone who is hell bent on killing themselves without calling it suicide, will use these cancer sticks. This is not a scare tactic, it is harsh reality. To address this question, researchers at the University of California, Riverside evaluated five e-cigarette brands and found design flaws, lack of adequate labeling, and several concerns about quality control and health issues. They conclude that e-cigarettes are potentially harmful and urge regulators to consider removing e-cigarettes from the market until their safety is adequately evaluated. Unlike conventional cigarettes, which burn tobacco, e-cigarettes vaporize nicotine, along with other compounds present in the cartridge, in the form of aerosol created by heating, but do not produce the thousands of chemicals and toxicants created by tobacco combustion. Nothing is known, however, about the chemicals present in the aerosolized vapors emanating from e-cigarettes. Batteries, atomizers, cartridges, cartridge wrappers, packs and instruction manuals lack important information regarding e-cigarette content, use and essential warnings;
E-cigarette cartridges leak, which could expose nicotine, an addictive and dangerous chemical, to children, adults, pets and the environment; Currently, there are no methods for proper disposal of e-cigarettes products and accessories, including cartridges, which could result in nicotine contamination from discarded cartridges entering water sources and soil, and adversely impacting the environment; and The manufacture, quality control, sales, and advertisement of e-cigarettes are unregulated.