I brand new study has identified carcinogenic chemicals such as volatile organic compounds, acetone, formaldehyde, axetaldehyde, benzopyrene, as well as silicate and other metal particles in standard E-Cigarettes. "E-cigarettes are an uncontrolled experiment with consumers," according to a report from the German Cancer Research Center in Heildelberg.
Some of the volatile organic compounds contained within e-cigarettes are glycol, nicotine, and flavors that are emitted into the air. The study shows these liquid particles are able to penetrate deeply into your lungs. Even second hand exposure can lead to health effects according to the German Cancer Research Center.
Of course, you don't need a study to tell you that E-Cigarettes aren't safe. It's probably a bad idea to inhale a vapor when you aren't able to identify all of the chemicals in said vapor. If you don't want to smoke cigarettes anymore, that's awesome. I quit and so can you. Instead of using electronic cigarettes, try this cigarette detox cocktail:
Mix equal parts lemon, eucalyptus essential oils, and a dash of black pepper. Apply to the skin under your nose and inhale deeply when the urge to smoke arises. It'll help cleanse your lungs and train you not to want a cigarette.
Good luck with quitting, and remember: electronic cigarettes have no place in your quitting plan.
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