How do nicotine and other harmful chemical levels compare in vaping vs. traditional cigarettes?

How do nicotine and other harmful chemical levels compare in vaping vs. traditional cigarettes? How do nicotine and other harmful chemical levels compare in vaping vs. traditional cigarettes?

1 Expert Answer

Zubair Karim, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences,  Augusta University

Both smoking and vaping have similar side effects and cause serious health risks in the long run. Scientists do not fully understand the long-term health effects of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), yet science indicates that they are not a safe alternative to smoking. In the last several years it has been observed that vaping is growing in popularity among teenagers. Moreover, e-cigarettes contain a large dose of nicotine, a substance known to slow the development of brains in fetuses, children and teens.

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