The risks and benefits of vapes and e-cigarettes
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The risks and benefits of vapes and e-cigarettes

Pavan Amara Nurse, midwife and health journalist

While vapes are often used to aid smoking cessation, some are targeted at young people and reports suggest others may contain harmful levels of toxins

Vapes and e-cigarettes are the same thing: electronic devices that enable nicotine to be inhaled as a vapour instead of as smoke. They are less harmful than traditional cigarettes because they do not contain carbon monoxide, tar and other toxic chemicals such as arsenic and benzene.

Primary Health Care. 33, 4, 10-11. doi: 10.7748/phc.33.4.10.s4

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