KANSAS CITY, Kan.— New studies show electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens.
These e-cigarettes are not currently regulated the same as traditional tobacco products, and that may
be a problem, according to Stephen Thornton, MD, a toxicologist with The University of Kansas Hospital.
He says not only are they a poisoning danger for small children, who may swallow the liquid used in these devices, but the nicotine inside may be just as habit-forming as traditional cigarettes
In the video clips below, Dr. Thornton talks about the following:
- Why e-cigarettes should be regulated by the FDA
- Why it's necessary to restrict children from using them
- What makes e-cigarettes so dangerous to children?
- How easy is it for kids to become poisoned by these devices?
- How does the vapor from e-cigarettes compare to traditional cigarette smoke?
- Is second-hand vapor harmful?