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Safe ≠ Safer

E-cigarettes are harmful, just like cigarettes. So you shouldThink Again Pierce County,about the health risks associated with youth use of e-cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery-operated devices that contain e-juice — a liquid that includes nicotine, flavor and other chemicals. These substances convert to a vapor that's inhaled when the e-cigarette turns on.

Youth are using e-cigarettes at a rapidly increasing rate. Currently one in five Pierce County youth use these products - double the number who smoke cigarettes.

Manufacturers promote e-cigarettes as a safe and effective way to help people stop smoking. But currently no scientific evidence exists to support these claims. Product manufacturers don't claim the flavors found in e-cigarettes as safe to consume.

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