E-Cigarette Dangerous? US Health Officials Think So…

Posted on Jul 24 2009 - 10:37am by V Ramos

E-Cigarette Use Dangers

According the the US health officials the E-Cigarettes may not be a safe alternative to the traditional cigarettes.  Why not?  Apparently NJOY and Smoking Everywhere brands had diethylene glycol (used in antifreeze) and several other carcinogens in the electronic cigarettes. 

Come on folks… just quit.


4 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Tara November 11, 2009 at 4:29 am -

    This is only one brand of nicotine liquid – you cannot generalize and say that all brands contain diethylene glycol (more testing should be done and efforts should be made to remove this product if it is present, though). Also, please realize that the study showed that the liquid contained less than 1% diethylene glycol – much less than regular cigarettes. Finally, although only a fool would claim e-cigs are healthy only a bigger fool would deny that they aren’t healthIER than smoking regular tobacco. Some of us do not WANT to quit using nicotine. It actually has some good side effects whether you like it or not (cures depression, increases concentration, decreases pain, decreases appetite for obese persons, etc). Sure, it isn’t good for your blood pressure, but neither is a lot of medication used to treat these conditions… At least nicotine is natural and probably safer than things like Prozac, etc. (also it is cheaper than the prescription drugs used to treat all these conditions). Besides, ecigs don’t produce secondhand smoke, so people like you really should get a life and stop trying to demonize them – they’re good for nicotine addicts plus they spare the general public from secondhand smoke.

  2. rynther May 10, 2010 at 4:58 pm -

    Well at least you didn’t waste a bunch of my time to look bad. “just quit” sounds great, but it’s not always that easy.
    When I was 10, and I’m not making this up, I remember walking down the isle of a grocery store, smoking a cigarette, and that was okay. Times change, but being addicted to nicotine for over 20 years is no small matter to “just quit”. I’m assuming you have never had to ask yourself if death is better than giving up a habit you know is likely to hurt or kill you. Before you write on this subject again, please have the courtsey to think about the very real impact of those choices that you are by implication, making for someone else. BTW, there are US made products that do not have the toxins that MAY be found in SOME of he import products.

  3. Guanaco Diablo May 11, 2010 at 10:12 am -

    Umm yeah, “just quit” is not always easy, so how about “hey stop being a pussy and quit!”, or of you got some unresolved issues and trying to take yourself out of the gene pool, do so in a prompt fashion without polluting other peoples air and pining for pity and sympathy. Booyah!

  4. Sarah June 8, 2010 at 1:35 am -

    The amount of diethylene glycol found in their samples was minute and below toxicity levels.

    There are hundreds of different makes, models, and manufacturers, and by no means do one or two small samples (notice a follow up never occured to see if it was actually an ingredient or a contaminent) mean that e-cigs in general are bad.

    As a matter of fact, Propylene glycol, one of the common chemical carriers used in e-cigs, is actually beneficial to lung health. It was found in a study with lab mice to prevent influenza and pneumonia, as well as a few other respiratory illnesses.

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