Surprising facts about e-cigarettes
E-cigarettes seem to be the next big thing for people looking to quit smoking and harmless for new users. But are they safe? Before you or someone you care about uses these products, get the facts.
Facts about e-cigarettes and other vaping devices
- They are NOT risk-free.
- They contain nicotine, a highly addictive drug with known health risks.
- They are not a proven method for quitting smoking. They are frequently used in addition to smoking cigarettes, rather than in place of them.
- They are not FDA-approved.
If you're trying to cut back or stop smoking, it is best to use approved methods. While e-cigarettes and other vaping devices appear to be safer than cigarette smoking, they do not help you reduce your nicotine intake.
If you do not smoke or use other forms of tobacco or nicotine, steer clear of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. Just like smoking cigarettes, the potential risks to your health are greater than the benefits of using these products.
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- Virtual care: Get care when you need it
- Annual care: Complete your HRA and a checkup
- ER, urgent care, PCP: Where to turn when you need care
- Surprising facts about e-cigarettes
- Free preventive care
- New programs make prenatal care easier
- Prescription drug abuse & safety
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- Family planning options + focus on chlamydia
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- Understanding your plan
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