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What's in e-cigarettes?

Instead of tobacco, they usually contain a nicotine-containing liquid. It is evaporated by an electric heating element and inhaled by the smoker. The e-vaping is usually used permanently, the so-called Liquids (for several hundred trains) one buys after. They are available with different nicotine content but also completely free of nicotine.

► Hazardous: Nicotine is a powerful medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. It increases blood pressure and heart rate. Also, it can lead to nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

► But: Unlike the conventional cigarette, no substances are burnt, the smoker does not absorb any tar.


Nikotin-free e-vapor so harmless?

No, because the cartridges contain other ingredients. Including nebulizers such as propylene glycol, chemical additives, pharmacological agents, various fragrances and aromas.

► The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) warns: these substances can damage health! Possible effects are allergic reactions and irritation of the respiratory tract. In some liquids, carcinogenic substances have been found.

Are the ingredients all known?

Frequently insufficient. "Some manufacturers do not declare the complete list of ingredients - or even make false statements," criticizes Dr. Martina Pötschke-Langer of the German Cancer Research Center.

Where do the liquids come from?

Especially from China. The exact origin of the components is usually unclear.

Do E-Cigarettes Addicted?

When the nicotine is high, they have an addictive potential, since they do not differ from genuine cigarettes.

Help E-cigarettes to quit smoking?

There is as yet no scientific proof for this. There are also no reliable studies on health exposure.