For adult smokers, ecigarettes are godsend. Through these innovative products, they are able to free themselves from the deathly clasps of cigarette smoking. However, the benefits of ecigs are not enough to erase possible risks of the products, according to some health experts. One possible risk comes from ecig nicotine.
While there are electronic cigarettes that contain no nicotine, most of the available products do have nicotine. This substance is delivered to vapers in vaporized form when they use electronic cigarettes.
In Kentucky where ecigs are legally sold to any consumer, regardless of age, these devices are making scientists concerned particularly about poisoning and secondhand effects of vapor on young children.
Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will soon recommend that the sale of the devices be imposed with age restriction. Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt said that accidental exposure to ecig nicotine by children is serious public health concerns. Parents need to be informed of the possible dangers.
The devices have surged in popularity that its sales have skyrocketed to $1.7 billion in 2013. Along with this rise is also the increase in problems concerning children.