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Jodi Beeson

Mrs. Hensel
English IV Honors
25 September 2014
Annotated Bibliography: E-cigarettes

Peirce, Andrea. "On Cancer: Are Electronic Cigarettes Safer to Use than Conventional
Cigarettes?" Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer
28 Oct. 2013. Web. 18 Sept. 2014.
The main argument in this source is that e-cigarettes contain harmful substances and although
there has not been a substantial amount of research conducted e-cigarettes cannot be any safer
than tobacco cigarettes. The point is to prove that any exposure to nicotine is harmful. The main
topic covered is that users of e-cigarettes have no way of knowing the levels of nicotine
contained in the product. The main topics consist of statistics pertaining to the use of e-
cigarettes, and some research regarding the use of these products. If someone were to ask me
what this article was about I would simply say that it was stating the e-cigarettes, just as well as
tobacco cigarettes, are harmful to any person.
I feel this is a useful source, because it contains some of the same information as source 2, and
also because its publisher is the Kettering Cancer Center. Source 2 states that nicotine is the
primary addictive substance in tobacco products. Nicotine is contained in both e-cigarettes as
well as tobacco cigarettes. The source is 100% unbiased and is reliable because it comes from a
.org site. The goal of this source is to express that nicotine is contained in this product, and is
harmful to anyone who crosses its path.
This source was very helpful to me. The source helps shape my argument because it proves, by
providing statistics and research information, that e-cigarettes do contain harmful products
whether they are more dangerous than those chemicals if tobacco cigarettes or not. I can use this
source in my research project to prove that e-cigarettes are not safe as they are made out to be.
The author, Andrea Pierce has not changed my idea that e-cigarettes are dangerous, but has made
me second guess whether or not they are more harmful that tobacco products.
Cheng, Tianrong. "Chemical Evaluation of Electronic Cigarettes." BMJ
Publishing Group, 4 Dec. 2013. Web. 18 Sept. 2014
The main argument in this source is that e-cigarette refill solutions, cartridges, and aerosols
contain several harmful substances. The point of this article is to list each dangerous chemical
that is involved with an e-cigarette. The main topics covered are the unsafe chemicals contained
in multiple parts of an e-cigarette. This article is comparing dangerous chemicals in e-cigarettes
to those in tobacco cigarettes.
This source was useful and was in no way biased. The information was totally accurate and
consisted of nothing but facts about chemicals contained in e-cigarettes. As the other sources do,
this source compares different dangers involved with e-cigarettes as well as tobacco cigarettes.
The goal of this source is to state that e-cigarettes are harmful and consist of dangerous
This source was helpful and helps me shape the argument that e-cigarettes are unsafe. I can use
this source to list each harmful substance and where it is related to an e-cigarette.
Thompson, Dennis. "E-Cigarette Vapor Contains Potentially Harmful Particles: Review
WebMD." WebMD. WebMD, 7 May 2014. Web. 23 Sept. 2014.
The main argument in this article is that e-cigarettes contain particles that are harmful to the
lungs. The main topic that is covered is the size and level of danger of these particles. If someone
asked me what this article was about I would say that this article was solely based about particles
produced by the vapor of e-cigarettes and how they harm the body.
This source was very useful to me. It compares to source 1 because it gives adequate detail of
harmful substances that are vaporized and damage the body while using e-cigarettes. The
information is reliable because it was produced by Health Day News. This source is not biased,
and its main goal is to make e-cigarette users aware of harmful products that are produced, by e-
cigarette smoking, and harm the lungs.
This source was helpful to me and helped me establish that e-cigarettes do contain carcinogens
and can cause damage to the lungs. I can use this source to list dangers of the particles contained
in the vapors of e-cigarettes.

Gilger, Lauren. "Phoenix Fire Department Officials Warn Electronic Cigarette Users about Fire
Danger." The E.W. Scripps Co, 13 Dec. 2013. Web. 23 Sept. 2014.
The main argument addressed is that e-cigarettes are not safe. A particular topic is a house fire
created by a charging e-cigarette. If someone were to ask me what this article was about I would
say it was about a very devastating disaster caused by an e-cigarette that left the user in shock
and very angry.
This source was very useful and helpful to me without being biased. It makes it very obvious that
any brand of e-cigarettes are dangerous, as do the other sources. The information is reliable, and
includes statements from a fire department captain and arson investigator. The main goal of this
source is to make it evident that any kind of e-cigarette can cause a house fire and leaves people
upset, in debt, and without a home.
This source was helpful. This source states that several reports of e-cigarette-related fires
involving various name brands across the country. This helps me shape my argument that many
kinds of e-cigarettes are harmful. I can use this to prove that chemicals are not the only risk when
it comes to e-cigarettes.