Is Vaping Bad for You?


Quick Answer

Vaping, or smoking electronic cigarettes, is not healthy, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Users of electronic cigarettes are still typically ingesting nicotine.

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E-cigarettes are battery-powered tubes that produce a mist from heating a liquid solution, known as e-liquid, containing propylene glycol, glycerin, flavorings and nicotine. Nicotine is a psychoactive chemical to which smokers become addicted, meaning they crave the substance and suffer withdrawal symptoms without it. Nicotine is harmful to a developing fetus and also has an effect on the developing adolescent brain, according to the CDC. Even if there is no nicotine in the e-liquid, inhaling the chemicals from vaping is less healthy than breathing clean air.

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