Chicagoans help on electronic cigarettes study
A German cancer institute reviewed research on e-cigarettes and said secondhand exposure may raise a child’s risk for asthma. Further, the German study said: “Adverse health effects for third parties exposed cannot be excluded because the use of electronic cigarettes leads to emission of fine and ultrafine inhalable liquid particles, nicotine and cancer-causing substances into indoor air.” As the devices are touted as an aid to quit smoking, U.S. cigarette makers are jumping into the market with flavors that include strawberry and pina colada.
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“I try not to go ahead and smoke it indoors. I try to go ahead and treat it likeit’s still a regular cigarette,” Andy Schoenewe said. “I don’t want the people looking, but just to be courteous to others,” Katie Bush said. Smoking indoors may be a nice plus for electronic cigarette users, but Gill said the reason most people are turning toward this alternative is kick the habit.
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Electronic cigarettes gain popularity in our area
Some are regulars stocking up on supplies. Others are newcomers ready to explore the offerings. Employee Katie Galan an e-cigarette user herself rattles off a menu of options. First, choose your nicotine level. Katie Galan: Twenty-four is a little higher than your average cigarette, 16 is a little lower. Then, if youd like, add a flavor. Next, select the color of your stick the battery portion that looks like a real cigarette.
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