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Category: Toxicology

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Keywords: vaping (PubMed Search)

Posted: 7/6/2018 by Kathy Prybys, DO (Emailed: 6/25/2019) (Updated: 6/25/2019)
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 Vaping. is the use of electronic device to heat a liuid to generate an aersol or vapor to inhale. The lqiud usually contains nicotine, propylene gylcol, gylcerine, and flavoring. E cigarettes are popular for various reasons simulate tobacco use, odorless, believed to be healthier than tobacco, circumvent no smoking laws, delivery system for cannabinoids. The JUUL, is a sleekly designed e-cigarette which resembles a a USB drive and is increasingly being used by youth and young adults.

 

Although e-cigarettes cause less health effects than tobacco, current evidence indicates that they are not without risk.