E-cigarettes could be addictive
While electronic cigarettes are often seen by many as a way to wean off traditional tobacco cigarettes, new research suggests that the “e” version may be just as addictive as its smoky counterpart.
E-cigarettes do not burn tobacco, but they do include nicotine, flavourings and other substances. Nicotine could potentially make them highly addictive, But not all nicotine is created equal, and previous studies had not determined what kind of nicotine the e-cigarettes contained.
In a new study appearing in the American Chemical Society journal Chemical Research in Toxicology, researchers set out to determine the predominant type of nicotine found in commercial samples of the liquids used with e-cigarettes.