There’s a lot about e-cigarettes that many of us are unaware of – what are they exactly, and are they safe? Read on to uncover truths and myths clouding it!
You may be familiar with the flavours and scents that come with these juices, but did you know that they come with a couple of secret ‘killer’ ingredients too?Watch the video to find out more.
E-cigarettes have many names and are sometimes called ‘e-cigs’, ‘vapes’, ‘vape pens’, ‘mods’, or ‘Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems’ (ENDS). They are battery-operated devices that mimic the act of regular smoking by heating a liquid to generate an aerosol, which is inhaled by users through its mouthpiece and exhaled as a visible vapour.
E-cigarettes contain nicotine, a highly addictive substance that can affect brain development in youth. There are also many cancer-causing substances such as formaldehyde, benzene (produced when heated), and heavy metals such as lead.
Globally, there is a worrying trend on the uptake of e-cigarettes, especially among youth. The promotion of e-cigarettes to the young has resulted in an exponential increase in the number of young people using e-cigarettes in other countries. For example, in the US, past 30-day use of e-cigarettes increased by nine- to ten-fold between 2011 to 20151 among middle and high school students. Youth are often attracted by the packaging and its wide variety of attractive flavours and scents.
The secret ingredient in this one is so
addictive, it could get you hooked for life!
THE BENANA BLAST
Here’s a secret ingredient that will blow
Love it or hate it, one thing’s for sure
– its secret ingredient is ‘to die for’.
To protect the health and ensure the safety of all Singaporeans, new prohibitions on the purchase, use, and possession of emerging imitation tobacco products have been put into place from 1 February 2018. Under the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act, a person must not import into Singapore, or distribute, sell, offer for sale or possess for sale in Singapore, any confectionery or other food product, or any toy, device or article —
Any persons caught purchasing, using or having in their possession of emerging and imitation tobacco products in Singapore, are liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000.
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