What are the health effects of e-cigarettes?
E-cigarettes are still fairly new, and more research is needed over a longer period of time to know what the long-term effects may be.
While the possible long-term health effects of e-cigarettes aren’t yet clear, there have been some recent reports of lung disease in some people using vaping devices. Symptoms have included:
- Cough, trouble breathing, or chest pain
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Fatigue, fever, or weight loss
However, it’s not yet clear exactly how widespread these cases are, or if the e-cigarettes or certain devices are the real cause. There are a huge number of different vaping devices on the market, and an even larger number of different chemicals (in the form of e-juice), including ones that users sometimes add themselves. At this time, the main thing these cases have in common is that the people used e-cigarettes or other vaping devices with high concentrations of nicotine and mostly nicotine salt in POD systems. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and several state health departments are looking into these cases to try to figure out what else they might have in common.