E-cigarettes, also called vapes, aren't without risks. They can contain substances that may be unsafe.
E-cigs are filled with more than flavor
Benzene, a chemical found naturally in gasoline and known to raise the risk of leukemia.
Diacetyl, a chemical flavoring linked to a serious disease known as popcorn lung.
Heavy metals, such as nickel, tin and lead.
Nicotine, an addictive drug that can harm the brains of kids and young adults.
Other cancer-causing chemicals, such as formaldehyde.
Propylene glycol, a food additive also used to make antifreeze and paint solvent.
Ultrafine particles, which can be inhaled deeply into the lungs, harming your health.
Sources: American Cancer Society; American Lung Association; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Smokefree.gov;
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