One of the complaints we see from people against electronic cigarettes are Tobacco-specific Nitrosamines, which are cancer-causing agents found in tobacco and tobacco derived products.
However, Nitrosamines are a non-issue with electronic cigarettes…here’s a comparison chart from a recent Boston University study comparing Nitrosamine levels in various nicotine products, including electronic cigarettes.
The interesting thing here is that while they have just slightly higher Nitrosamine levels than FDA-approved stop smoking aids, electronic cigarettes contain less than 00.18% of the total Nitrosamines found in Marlboro Ultra Lights.
This means you’d have to smoke more than 587 electronic cigarettes to get the same amount of Nitrosamines in a single Marlboro Ultra Light.
|Nicorette gum (4mg)||2.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2.00|
|NicoDerm CQ Patch (4mg)||0.00||8.00||0.00||0.00||8.00|
|Skoal (long cut straight)||4,500.00||470.00||4,100.00||220.00||9,290.00|
Abbreviations: NNN = 4-(methylnitrosamino)-I-(3-pyridyl)-I-butanone; NNK = N’-nitrosonornicotine; NAT = N’-nitrosoanatabine; NAB = N’-nitrosoanabasine; 0.00 means “Not detected”