GUEST COLUMN: Electronic cigarettes pose threat to youth

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e-cigarettes

Thank you for your vitally needed insights, doctor. Keep up the good work.

Carl 156 days ago

Lmao

Vaping leads to cocaine use? roflmfao that's a pretty far stretch.

Jeremy more than 1 year ago

You need to do more homework

I agree regulation is required - but it needs to be appropriate legislation. If you look at all the data and studies, you will also find many that have concluded e-cigarettes to be 95% safer than tobacco. (Public Health England and UK Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons). Furthermore - many of the studies you mention show elevated chemical emissions only when the e-cigarette is used at extreme wattage settings which nobody would use because it would be very unpleasant. Is science different on this side of the pond? Its about healthier alternatives for me. As far as the flavours go - there are some bad apples in the industry targeting youth - absolutely. But banning flavours altogether? Perhaps flavoured alcohol should also be banned? Flavours are part of the appeal that help smokers switch over. e-cigarettes are simply a safer nicotine delivery system, similar to patches, gums etc. They work better and are much more successful in helping get people off tobacco. Again - I am all for regulation, but it needs to be appropriate and balanced.

Nick more than 1 year ago

Research ( it may save you )

This would have to be one of the funniest articles I have read lately .
It is just straight out wrong in so many areas.
I suggest the good doctor actually do some research on the subject ( try Public Health England and then The Royal Collage Of Physicians UK )
I sense that most of this comes from the Glantz bible on e cigs .
ie wibble words to try and scare people off a far safer alternative to cigarettes.
Are you being sponsored by a PHARMA company , you should be !

BRUCE ROGERS more than 1 year ago

Scary Chemicals

What if I told you that all these chemicals were in your body right now and a very simple procedure at the hospital could totally drain them all from your system?


Water

Acetoacetate

Acetone

Acetylcholine

Adenosine triphosphate

Adrenocorticotrophic hormone

Alanine

Albumin

Aluminum

Aldosterone

Amino acids

alpha-Aminobutyric acid

d-Aminolevulinic acid

Ammonia nitrogen

cAMP

Androstenedione

Androsterone

Angiotensin I

Angiotensin II

Alpha 1-antitrypsin

Arginine

Arsenic

Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)

Aspartic acid

Aspartic acid (in WBCs)

Bicarbonate

Bile acids

Bilirubin

Biotin (Vitamin H)

Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)

Bradykinin

Bromide

Cadmium

Calciferol (vitamin D2)

Calcitonin (CT)

Calcium

Carbon dioxide

Carboxyhemoglobin(as HbCO)

Carcinoembryonic antigen

beta-Carotene

Carotenoids

Cephalin

Ceruloplasmin

Chloride, as NaCl

Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3)

Cholecystokinin (pancreozymin)

Cholesterol

Choline, total

Chorionic gonadotropin

Citric acid

Citrulline

Coagulation Factors

Cobalamin (Vitamin B12)

Cocarboxylase

Complement system

Compound S

Copper

Corticosteroids

Corticosterone

Cortisol

C-peptide

C-reactive protein

Creatine

Creatinine

Cyanide

Cysteine

Dehydroepiandrosterone(DHEA)

DHEA sulfate

11-Deoxycortisol

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)

Diphosphoglycerate (phosphate)

DNA

Dopamine

Enzymes, total

Epidermal growth factor (EGF)

Epinephrine

Ergothioneine

Erythropoietin

Estradiol (E2)

Estriol (E3)

Estrogen

Estrone (E1)

Ethanol

Fat, neutral

Fatty acids, nonesterified (free)

Fatty acids, esterified

Fatty acids, total

Ferritin

alpha-1-Fetoprotein

Flavin adenine dinucleotide

Fluoride

Folate

Folic acid

Fructose

Furosemide glucuronide

Galactose (children)

Gastric inhibitory peptide (GIP)

Gastrin

Globulin

alpha-1-Globulin

alpha-2-Globulin

beta globulin

gamma globulin

Glucagon

Glucosamine

Glucose

Glucuronic acid

Glutamic acid

Glutamine

Glutathione, reduced

Glycerol, free

Glycine

Glycogen

Glycoprotein, acid

cGMP

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone

Guanidine

Haptoglobin

Hemoglobin

Hexosephosphate P

Histamine

Histidine

Hydrogen ion(pH 7.4)

beta-Hydroxybutyric acid

17-Hydroxycorticosteroids

17-Hydroxyprogesterone

Antibodies

Indican

Inositol

Insulin

Insulin-like growth factor

Iodine, total

Iron, adult

Isoleucine

Ketone bodies

alpha-Ketonic acids, adult

L-Lactate

Lead

Lecithin

Leptin

Leucine

Leukocytes (#/cm³) Total:

Lipase P

Lipids, total

Lipoprotein (Sr 12-20)

Lithium

Lysine

Lysozyme (muramidase)

alpha 2-macroglobulin

Magnesium

Malic acid

Manganese

Melatonin

Mercury

Methemoglobin

Methionine

Methyl guanidine

beta-2-microglobulin

MIP-1a

MIP-1b

Mucopolysaccharides

Mucoproteins

Nerve growth factor (NGF)

Niacin

Nitrogen

Norepinephrine

Nucleotide, total

Ornithine

Oxalate

Oxygen (respiratory gas)

Oxytocin

Pancreatic polypeptide

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)

Para-aminobenzoic acid

Parathyroid hormone (PTH)

Pentose, phosphorated

Phenol, free

Phenylalanine

Phospholipid

Phosphatase, acid, prostatic

Phosphorus

Phytanic acid

Platelets (#/cm³):

Platelet-derived growth factor

Polysaccharides, total

Potassium

Pregnenolone

Progesterone (male)

Progesterone (female)

Proinsulin

Prolactin (male) <20 × 10−9

Prolactin (female)

Proline

Prostaglandins

Protein, total

Protoporphyrin

Prostate specific antigen

Pseudoglobulin I

Pseudoglobulin II

Purine, total

Pyrimidine nucleotides

Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)

Pyruvic acid

RANTES

Relaxin

Retinol (Vitamin A)

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

RNA

Secretin

Serine

Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine)

Silicon

Sodium

Solids, total

Somatotropin (growth hormone)

Sphingomyelin

Succinic acid

Sugar, total

Sulfates, inorganic

Sulfur, total

Taurine

Testosterone

Thiamine (Vitamin B1)

Thiocyanate

Threonine

Thyroglobulin (Tg)

Thyroid hormones

Thyrotropin-releasing hormone

Thyroxine (FT4)

Thyroxine-binding prealbumin

Thyroxine-binding globulin

Tin

alpha-Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Transcortin

Transferrin

Triglycerides

Triiodothyronine

Tryptophan

Tyrosine

Urea

Uric acid

Valine

Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP)

Vasopressin

Zinc


Unfortunately you would die because this is a List of human blood components

Just because a chemical has a scary name doesn't mean it will kill you in the amount that it is in the product they are trying to scare you away from.

The Dose makes the poison.

Tom more than 1 year ago

Dangerous hysteria

You're supposed to be a doctor. "First, do no harm." This ridiculous, hysterical and dishonest diatribe is potentially very harmful indeed.

Fergus Mason more than 1 year ago

ECig myths

I find your article to be laughable at best and at worst dangerous mis-information that could jeopardize potentially the largest Public Health Harm Reduction resource since laed paint was outlawed. From the RCP and PHE to anecdotal firat hand accounts, ECigs are now and finally being seen as tremendously LESS harmful than traditional cigs. The gateway theory is just that. Correlation does not equal causation. The studies you cited in regards to HPHC's was not done under real world conditions. If you run an ECig for 30 straight minutes, then of course you will find HPHC's.
I urge the author to look at research from both perspectives and not put over 400k lives a year that die from tobacco related disease every year at risk and to show proof of nicotine addiction without tobacco. Good luck.

Tynen more than 1 year ago