JUST HOW POPULAR ARE ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES? ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTSSAYERS: Here you have this new product with nicotine cartridges that contain equivalents of nicotine of an entire carton, or two or three cartons of cigarettes and it can even be flavored like bubblegum or raspberry or cherry, and if a child was to ingest one of these cartridges it could be a fatal overdose. Even though the product may not involve combustion, there’s no smoke involved in the way of traditional cigarettes, where you use an actual flame, it could be harmful in these other ways. :26
Electronic cigarettes, plastic tubes that deliver a blast of vaporized nicotine, are gaining market share, Johns Hopkins research led by John Ayers, a doctoral candidate, has shown.
AYERS: Electronic cigarettes we determined to be the most popular smoking alternative on the market today, regardless if you’re interested in cessation or in using the product as a smoking alternative. :09
Ayers says just because there’s no smoke, this product cannot be viewed as safe.
Ayers says for those attempting to quit, other more tried and true methods are likely to help. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.