Hi, I'm a "health expert" on the smoking cessation community. A couple of people recently mentioned sudden onset of acne (in adults) when they started using the new electronic cigarettes. These dont burn but deliver nicotine in a propylene glycol aerosol vapor. I have heard of acne being more common in smokers, but never heard of onset with e-cigarette use. Has anyone heard of this or can think of a plausible mechanism? (I suggested the stress of quitting smoking/nicotine withdrawal but neither finds that to be very likely).
Hi, im smoking electronic cigarette for 6 months and since this i hhave significant onset of acne. Im using only Pg liquids with 18mg/ml of nicotine (only liqua liquids - flavor traditional tobacco). Thank you for this question, bcos i never ever have acne until i started to smoke el. cig. so it seems for me that smtg. in liquid really makes it. Now i have to return to smoke tobacco again, otherwise i will destroy my skin forever. i will try &let you know result.
Hi again so after one week of smoking only pure VG liquid 18mg/ml without any flavor acne disappear and now im smoking VG only for 2,5 month and during this time i didnt have any skin problems anymore. So im happy. Hope this can help anyone with same problem.
I switched to e cigarettes about 2 months ago. I use PG and 18 mg
nicotine . I stopped smoking cigarettes completely when I changed over.
I did begin having adult acne about 2 weeks ago. I have never had acne before . I suspected the two were related and when I came across this discussion it confirmed the reason in my opinion . I treat the acne with proactive and that seems to keep it under control . But one other side effect I have discovered recently is canker sores as well. I don't have any desire to return to regular cigarettes. I have decided to give the e cigarette a try a bit longer and treat the minor side effects . As long as nothing more serious is discovered . I hope this helps . Good luck .
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