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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

NB Lung Association Warns E-Cigarette Risks Unknown

Many of us are turning to e-cigarettes as a way to quit smoking, but the Canadian Lung Association is calling for a ban until there's more research into their potential health effects.

That, according to the Director of Health Promotion for the provincial chapter Barbara Walls, who says the dangers of e-cigarettes are not fully known. 

Wells tells CHSJ News the most worrisome thing is the chemicals that are found inside them, including propylene glycol which she says is used in hydraulic fluid. Wells also says a study has also shown that six of the nine non-nicotine e-cigarettes sold online in Canada, actually contain trace amounts of the addictive drug.

The CLA also calling for all laws relating to smoke-free areas to include electronic cigarettes.