Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Safety Of Electronic Cigarretes Still Up For Debate

Electronic cigarettes often are advertised as a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes, but there are still a lot of questions in Arizona about their safety. E-cigarettes provide users with nicotine through a liquid solution that also contains other substances and flavorings. Because they were invented only a decade ago and are not yet regulated, Thomas Glynn with the American Cancer Society says their safety is unknown.
 
A bill at the Arizona Legislature this session would have banned the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, prohibited the devices on school property and allowed business owners to prohibit their use. The bill was defeated in committee. A CDC survey found that from 2011 to 2012, e-cigarettes doubled in popularity among middle and high-school students.

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