E-Cigarettes Gaining Popularity in Boston
E-cigarettes generally are sold in places where tobacco products are available, as well as in specialty shops and in shopping malls. Since at least 2009, the federal Food and Drug Administration has warned about potential health risks associated with e-cigarettes. In addition to nicotine, the products contain substances such as propylene glycol and artificial flavors that might, the agency warns, penetrate deeply into the lungs.
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MTA Extends Commuter Train Smoking Ban To E-Cigarettes
Proponentssay that its healthier than a cigarettebecauseyou arent getting the 599 or so disgusting ingredients and carcinogens that are found in atraditionalcigarette. And ok, American Spirit smokers, your cigarette is natural but you are still smoking tobacco and you are hooked on nicotine, a drug that could probably be considered the most dangerous drug of them all. With an e-cigarette you are only getting nicotine, PEG (whattheater smoke is made of), and some sort of flavoring.
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Brianna, who rides every day from Merrick, said the policy suits her just fine. Smoking, I dont want smoking on the trains, she said. Even though defenders of electronic cigarettes point out they are not blowing smoke in anyones face, Brianna said train cars still are not the place for the devices.
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