Growing e-cigarette trend raises safety concerns

Health officials worry about electronic cigarette push in Colorado

A growing number have turned to e-cigs as an alternative, though they are no longer marketed for that purpose. E-cigs have various levels of nicotine to suit a vaper’s cravings. But whether they are indeed safer than real cigarettes is fodder for much debate, as they also contain glycerol and propylene glycol. The naturally occurring glycerol is used by some for weight loss, to keep hydrated and other health benefits.
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But Walton and others are concerned that advertising, and the tasty-sounding flavors, will directly appeal to young people. “We would love to see the FDA look into this, especially with some of the larger tobacco companies really taking an interest in these products now,” Walton said. But some vendors who sell e-cigarettes say that they promote the product as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, and a way to wean people off of tobacco products. Within three days of last summer’s mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado-based e-cigarette company, VeppoCig.com, offered free trial kits to anyone who had been at the theater and was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. “Above all, we are a company that cares for the health of our customers.
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