VAPING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
THE HARMFUL INGREDIENTS
WHAT'S IN AN E-CIGARETTE?
Solutions, sometimes called e-liquids, almost always include nicotine, flavoring and a humectant, such as propylene glycol, to retain moisture and create the aerosol when heated. While many of these components have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for oral consumption, they have not been approved for inhalation. This means there isn't a great deal of knowledge about the health consequences when inhaled.
E-cigarettes produce a number of dangerous chemicals including acetaldehyde, acrolein, and formaldehyde. These an cause lung disease, as well as heart disease.
E-cigarettes also contain acrolein, a herbicide primarily used to kill weeds, and can cause acute lung injury and COPD and may cause asthma and lung cancer.
"A 2018 Truth Initiative study published in Tobacco Control found that among current youth and young adult JUUL users, the majority — 63% — did not know that the product always contains nicotine."
Graphic Source: CDC
SECONDHAND E-CIGARETTE EMISSIONS ARE DANGEROUS TOO!
"In 2016, the Surgeon General concluded that secondhand emissions contain, "nicotine; ultrafine particles; flavorings such as diacetyl, a chemical linked to serious lung disease; volatile organic compounds such as benzene, which is found in car exhaust; and heavy metals, such as nickel, tin, and lead." -- lung.org
in disposable e-cigarette use among high school current e-cigarette users. 400% increase among middle school current e-cigarette users. Source