Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 06 December 2017 The e-cigarettes does not represent a healthier alternative. If you think that e-cigarettes represent a healthier alternative for teenagers who are tempted by smoking, you’re probably wrong. A Canadian study suggests that children in grades seven to twelve who have given vaping a try are more than twice as likely to want to experiment with the ‘real thing’ and start to smoke tobacco cigarettes. E-cigarettes may contain fewer toxic substances, but as co-author Bruce Baskerville explains, “our findings suggest that a potential increase in harmful cigarette use may follow as e-cigarette use continues to rise among adolescent populations". 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Why vaping may do your heart no favours Diet and nutrition Are you a victim of 'clean plate' syndrome? Medical How biting your nails can cause infections Fitness These beer lovers created a workout to help you ‘earn your booze’ Medical Stimulating one brain area may ease tough-to-treat depression Medical Nearly 1 in 12 US kids has a food allergy From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Smoking dangers » Hubbly hooking lots of young adults on tobacco Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene Many young adults misinformed about hookahs Hookah pipes far from harmless, study warns In addition to toxic substances from tobacco and nicotine, hookah smoke exposes users to charcoal combustion products, including large amounts of carbon monoxide. Managing incontinence » 5 avoidable triggers that can make urinary incontinence worse Urinary incontinence is a manageable condition – here are a few common triggers of urinary leakage.