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Understanding the Cost of Teen Vaping

Many of the chemicals found in cigarette smoke are also found in e-cigarette aerosol. They include:
  • formaldehyde, also found in embalming fluid;1,7
  • cadmium, used in batteries;1,8
  • benzene, found in gasoline;1,9 and
  • toluene, an industrial solvent.1,10
1 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults. A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2016.
7 National Cancer Institute. Formaldehyde and Cancer Risk. (last reviewed 2011 June 10)
8 Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Cadmium - Overview.
9 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Benzene – Facts About Benzene. (last reviewed 2013 Feb 14)
10 Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry. Toxic Substances Portal – Toluene. (last reviewed 2015 Jan 21)
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