Are E-Cigs Safe?
I am no doctor and nor do I claim that e-cigs are safe. But it doesn't take a doctor to come to the conclusion of pure common sense. Just the basic eye test really gives you a good idea of what we are comparing here.
A typical tobacco cigarette contains:
- Acetone – found in nail polish remover
- Acetic Acid – an ingredient in hair dye
- Ammonia – a common household cleaner
- Arsenic – used in rat poison
- Benzene – found in rubber cement
- Butane – used in lighter fluid
- Cadmium – active component in battery acid
- Carbon Monoxide – released in car exhaust fumes
- Formaldehyde – embalming fluid
- Hexamine – found in barbecue lighter fluid
- Lead – used in batteries
- Naphthalene – an ingredient in moth balls
- Methanol – a main component in rocket fuel
- Nicotine – used as insecticide
- Tar – material for paving roads
- Toluene - used to manufacture paint
Your typical e-cig contains:
- 80% – 92% – Propylene glycol -
* PG is primarily used a solvent for food colors and flavorings * As a solvent in many pharmaceuticals, including oral, and topical formulations * In saline solutions
* Coffee beans and tea leaves are decaffeinated with this solvent.
- 0.0% – 2.4% – Nicotine
- 0.5% – 4% – Water
- 1% – 4% – Flavoring
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