what are the helth risks of e cigarettes?

Question by jm143630: what are the helth risks of e cigarettes?
I am just curious of what the health risks are. also are there any e cigarettes that are just water vapor and flavor (no nicotine)?
If there are any with just water vapor (no nicotine) please put a link in the answer of where I could buy them.

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Answer by Ryan
Acute myeloid leukemia
Bladder cancer
Cancer of the cervix
Cancer of the esophagus
Kidney cancer
Cancer of the larynx (voice box)
Lung cancer
Cancer of the oral cavity (mouth)
Pancreatic cancer
Cancer of the pharynx (throat)
Stomach cancer
Preterm delivery
Low birth weight
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).1,2,9

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Q&A: Electronic cigarettes: What are some of the health risks?

Question by Sheik Yerbouti: Electronic cigarettes: What are some of the health risks?
I quit smoking a month ago and started smoking e cigarettes. I have noticed a difference, my lungs are clearing up. Just wondering about the health risks if any of e cigarettes.

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Answer by april
I don’t know of any aside from general effects of nicotine: rise in bp, constriction of blood vessels..

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Blue-Ribbon Scientific Panel Exposes Fluoridation’s Serious Health Risks

New York (PRWEB) April 4, 2006

Fluoride jeopardizes health – even at low levels deliberately added to public water supplies – according to data in a recent National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) National Research Council (NRC) report. Fluoride poses risks to the thyroid gland, diabetics, kidney patients, high water drinkers and others and can severely damage children’s teeth. (1) Two panel members advise avoiding fluoridated water, according to an Oregon newspaper.(2)

An Oregon newspaper reports, “NAS panel member Kathy Thiessen, a former senior scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory who has studied fluoride for the EPA, said the report showed ‘the potential is there’ that water fluoridation is unhealthy. As for the studies finding that higher levels damage children’s IQ, she said it’s possible water fluoridation levels may have a similar, albeit reduced effect… the research suggests ‘most people should minimize their fluoride intake’ — which includes avoiding fluoridated water.”

“NAS panel member Robert Isaacson, a distinguished professor of neurobehavioral science at the State University of New York in Binghamton, agreed, saying that the possible effects on endocrines and hormones from water-fluoridation are ‘something that I wouldn’t want to happen to me…,’” reports the Portland Tribune.

The 12-member NRC fluoride committee unanimously decided that fluoride’s 4 milligrams per liter (4 mg/L) maximum-contaminant-level must be lowered.

Adults consuming 8 milligrams fluoride daily, via two liters of 4mg/L fluoridated water, risk weakened bones, fractures, and stage II skeletal fluorosis (pain, joint stiffness, pelvis and spine osteosclerosis). Some high-water drinkers consume 8 milligrams fluoride daily when only 1 mg/L is added to their water supplies, according to the report.

The adult daily dosage is equivalent to a 2.28 mg a day dose for a child, according to chemistry professor, Paul Connett, PhD, Executive

Director, Fluoride Action Network.

Fluoride is also in food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, dental products, pesticide residues, cigarette smoke and air emissions.

About 2/3 of U.S. water suppliers deliberately add fluoride chemicals (mostly industrial waste silicofluorides) to reach 0.7 to 1.2 mg/L, so-called optimal, in a failed effort to prevent tooth decay. But, “fluoride is a water contaminant over 1.3 mg/L,” the NRC reports.

“This report is misleading by suggesting that the problem has to be studied to death before decisions can be made,” says retired EPA scientist, Robert Carton, PhD. “The safe drinking water act requires the federal government to act if there is any indication of possible or anticipated adverse health effects in order to protect the most vulnerable subsets of the population,” says Carton

“Furthermore, why wasn’t there a minority report?” asks Carton.

“Fluoride has detrimental effects on the thyroid gland of healthy males at 3.5 mg a day.

With iodine deficiency, the effect level drops to 0.7 milligrams/day for an average male, according to the report,” says Carton.

Furthermore, studies linking fluoride to cancer and lowered IQ are plausible, reports the NRC.

Eleven unions representing over 7,000 EPA scientists, engineers, lawyers and others ask for a moratorium on fluoridation.

Insist legislators stop unnecessary water fluoridation. Suggested letter here: https://plus.google.com/107223032260859589550;

The Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) of any substance in the water

supply is the unenforceable level by which no one is harmed.

Based on the science reported by the NRC, the MCLG for fluoride should

be zero, which is very easily attainable for most water suppliers

costing no money and with free technology – just turn off the fluoride

with a twist of a spigot or a push of a button.

This is why the MCLG for fluoride should be set at zero and/or

fluoridation stopped. According to the NRC report:

1) Babies under one year consume over their adequate intake (to avoid

moderate fluorosis) from the water supply alone at the so-called

optimal concentrations (0.7 – 1.2 mg/L).

2) Some athletes, workers and/or military personnel already consume up

to 10 milligrams fluoride from optimally fluoridated water, alone.

3) “…severe renal insufficiency appears to increase bone fluoride

concentrations, perhaps as much as twofold.”

4) “The elderly are at increased risk of high bone fluoride

concentrations due to accumulation over time…”

5) “There are medical conditions that can make people more susceptible

to the effects of fluoride.”

6) “…several lines of information indicate an effect of fluoride

exposure on thyroid function…it is difficult to predict exactly what

effects on thyroid function are likely at what concentration of

fluoride exposure and under what circumstances.”

7) “…all children through 12 who take fluoride supplements (assuming

low water fluoride) will reach or exceed [optimal].”


1) “Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards,” Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies of Science. March 2006


2) “Fluoride foes get validation – Scientists: Substance less safe than presumed: more research needed,” by Nick Budnick, March 24, 2005, Portland Tribune


Contact: Retired EPA Scientist, Robert Carton, PhD

SOURCE: NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.

PO Box 263

Old Bethpage, NY 11804


How do I smoke cigarettes without the health risks?

Question by Andrew: How do I smoke cigarettes without the health risks?
i want to look cool and smoke cigarettes without all the smoking problems that we hear about ALL THE TIME!! I’ve heard of electronic cigarettes, but I don’t even see how such things could be physically possible. Please help!

inb4 Smoking does not make you look cool! grow up!
inb4 op can’t inb4.

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Answer by jim m
try a mister

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