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Are Electronic Cigarettes Bad For You?

Are Electronic Cigarettes Bad For You?

Electronic cigarettes are not bad for you. We're not saying they're good for you like eating your broccoli and carrots are, either. While nicotine is an addictive stimulant and a vasoconstrictor, the idea is that electronic cigarettes remove what makes nicotine addiction so deadly. Nicotine itself isn't cancer causing or harmful to your lungs but like any stimulant, caffeine or otherwise, too much can be problematic. If you're already a smoker, you only have everything to gain by switching to e-cigs- clearing your lungs, the…

Are Electronic Cigarettes FDA Approved?

Wondering if electronic cigarettes are FDA approved? No they aren’t, although we think they should be. In 2009, the FDA tested two common brands of e-cigarettes, which can be considered an anamoly among e-cig companies as they were using extremely unsound methods in this isolated incident. Results found that one cartridge contained diethylene glycol instead of propylene glycol. Diethylene glycol is a cheaper but deadlier ingredient found in antifreeze. However, the study was largely regarded as flawed, and the company that…