E-cigarettes have been offered in the U.S. for about a decade. The FDA has not studied e-cigarettes for their impact on lung health.

In January 2018, the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine1 released a consensus study report that reviewed over 800 different studies.

Lung cancer and issues Because you are inhaling nicotine or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) through e-cigarettes, the main risk associated with use relates to the lungs.

Brain Damage Regardless of whether it's from a traditional cigarette or e-cigarette/vape, nicotine is a harmful substance, especially for adolescents.

Mouth/gum disease Your mouth can be a primary indicator of your body’s overall wellness. When you are destroying healthy bacteria and tissue in the oral cavity, it’s simply not a great way to take care of yourself.

Heart issues Vaping nicotine can also affect your heart health. Nicotine raises your blood pressure and spikes your adrenaline, resulting in increased heart rate and greater risk of a heart attack.

Addictive Both e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes contain nicotine, which research suggests may be as addictive as heroin and cocaine.

E-cigarette users were 56 percent more likely to have a heart attack than non-users, according to recent studies.