A new device is getting a new public health warning. The Tennessee Department of Health issued a health advisory Tuesday on electronic cigarettes.
The warning cites a lack of scientific information and health data on the impact and risk e-cigarettes pose. The Health Department is also worried there is no regulation on the growing trend.
They say nicotine is a highly addictive chemical which can be toxic, and that emissions from e-cigarettes contain nicotine and other chemicals such as formaldehyde, propylene glycol, acetaldehyde, acrolein and tobacco-specific nitrosamines.
They ask parents keep children away from e-cigarettes and its flavors like bubblegum, chocolate, and mint.