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Question about electronic cigarettes? - February 27th 2012, 05:17 PM

Not sure if this is the place to ask but I'm just wondering, does the substance that goes with these electronic cigarettes have ANY negative health risks (I'm a health nut and need to get my fix!)? Apparently there is no nicotine or tar (in a specific type of cartridge you can buy, so I'm told by a friend), or any of the 4000+ harmful chemicals, but is there anything else in there that would cause any health risks (however minor) or is it literally just vapor?

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Re: Question about electronic cigarettes? - February 27th 2012, 05:29 PM

I'm nearly positive that they still have nicotine in them
   
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Re: Question about electronic cigarettes? - February 27th 2012, 05:36 PM

You can buy cartridges without any nicotine.

Some people will tell you they do have health risks. Others will tell you they don't. It hasn't been proved either way.
   
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Re: Question about electronic cigarettes? - February 27th 2012, 05:36 PM

It's 100% water vapour + flavouring.
Not harmful or addictive at all.


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Re: Question about electronic cigarettes? - February 27th 2012, 08:20 PM

Why would people use them instead of regular cigarettes if there was no nicotine in them though? They'd still be craving nicotine. Maybe the ones we have in the us are different.
   
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Re: Question about electronic cigarettes? - February 27th 2012, 08:31 PM

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Why would people use them instead of regular cigarettes if there was no nicotine in them though? They'd still be craving nicotine. Maybe the ones we have in the us are different.
For some people it's the habit of doing it not the chemical addiction.
   
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Re: Question about electronic cigarettes? - February 27th 2012, 08:57 PM

So I looked it up. They have different cartridges that you can buy, some with varying levels of nicotine, some without.

If there's no nicotine in the cartridge, then no, I don't believe there's anything harmful in them.
   
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Re: Question about electronic cigarettes? - February 28th 2012, 08:19 PM

I'm not familiar with the details of the electronic cigarette design but if it releases water vapour, it must have a mini heater. The only possible health effects I could see would be burning your fingers or lips from the heater, and possibly from the heated plastic fumes. On the other hand, I could be, and possibly am, grabbing at straws.


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Re: Question about electronic cigarettes? - March 3rd 2012, 07:58 AM

I'm pretty sure (My friend just bought one) they have Nicotine in it. But not the other addictive substances other cigarettes have, so it helps you quit. At first though, to be honest...it'll just make you want a real cigarette. It doesn't have the feeling of a real cigarette. It's like eating a potato chip when you REALLY want mashed potatoes.


Also on a side note, anything going into your lungs besides air is bad. Water Vapor can make you drowned if you do too much of it. Not right away, but in your sleep. So just be cautious, and you'll be fine.
   
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Re: Question about electronic cigarettes? - March 3rd 2012, 05:03 PM

They have nicotine in them, but they don't have the tar stuff that regular cigarettes have. That's what my boyfriend told me anyway.


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Re: Question about electronic cigarettes? - March 5th 2012, 11:35 AM

Hi, Electronic cigarettes can be bought with nicotine cartridges and nicotine free cartridges too. Water vapour and flavouring is also present in every cartridge. For the full facts about electronic cigarettes and details about how they work and their safety take a look at the follwing website link www .
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Re: Question about electronic cigarettes? - March 5th 2012, 10:26 PM

By what they're saying, you can buy with or without. But you already know that. Anyways, if your addicted, you'll still need the nicotine, if your doing it because it's routine, there's the ones without. Anyways, it's a big step up from amonia/other chemical filled cigarettes (I'm pretty sure amonia is used to get more nicotine in your system...)


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Re: Question about electronic cigarettes? - March 6th 2012, 06:25 AM

they come with or without nicotine as im sure you gatherd from the other posts but if you already smoke then switching to the electric ones is going to be better for you regardless of what they have in them (water, flavorings and nicotine) because then you ar'nt getting the other harmfull things into your body, i would say its a good idea to switch but its a personal choice, my mom managed to quit smoking on them in about 3-4 weeks but if you want to keep using it then you can at least decrease (or oliminate) your nicotine intake AND still feel as though your smoking...

on another note, with it being water vapour my mom said it feels quite heavy on your chest, like in a very steamy room trying to breath, just thought that might be helpfull...
   
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