E-Cigarette Warning

America’s surgeon general Vivek Murthy said e-cigarette use among young people and young adults is ‘not safe’ and ‘now a major public health concern’.

E-cigarettes are leaving young people at risk of nicotine addiction, brain development problems and mood disorders, the US surgeon general has warned in a wide-ranging report published today.

Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which can cause addiction and can harm the developing adolescent brain. The effects include addiction, priming for use of other addictive substances, reduced impulse control, deficits in attention and cognition, and mood disorders.

“Although e-cigarettes generally emit fewer toxicants than combustible tobacco products, we know that aerosol from e-cigarettes is not harmless.


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