Investigation Reveals E-Cigarette Users May Inhale Nanoparticles of Metal


E-cigarettes seem to be the next trending thing across the globe, but little are people aware of its dangers…. and in United States there is no regulation of e-cigarettes on a federal and state levels.

In 2003, a Chinese pharmacist invented the e-cigarette as an alternative to smoking. Instead of lighting up traditional tobacco-filled cigarettes, smokers use a battery-powered device to inhale nicotine in the form of a vapor. The process known as “vaping” has been sold to consumers as a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes but that is not the case.


As more studies of vapor and its second-hand effects are conducted, more municipalities and states are considering bans. Forty-four states across the country do not currently include e-cigarettes in their smoke-free laws, according to research done by the American Lung Association.

Some believe e-cigarette companies market to children.   Users may choose from hundreds of different flavored liquids. Some of the favorites at Vapure are strawberry mango freeze, melon and snickerdoodle, Gentry said. It’s the flavors, according to critics, that are a draw for kids — a way to get younger people to get into smoking.