One of the deadliest diseases in this world is lung cancer. The number one cause of lung cancer is cigarette smoking. Almost half of the global population are smokers who care less about the horrible effects it has on human health. Smoking not only destroys our lungs but also other parts of the body.
As much as possible, we recommend those smokers to undergo a rehabilitation to help them overcome their addiction. Medical experts and psychologists can help them face the reality of whatever they’re putting themselves into. However, some smokers are having a hard time getting rid of this dangerous habit. They are more than tempted to smoke just to forget their problems.
“If all the smokers in Britain stopped smoking cigarettes and started smoking e-cigarettes we would save 5 million deaths in people who are alive today. It’s a massive potential public health prize.” – BBC
For those chain smokers who cannot quit the habit yet, e-cigarettes are a better alternative for the meantime. Here are five interesting facts you should know about e-cigarettes.
E-cigarettes offer a safer alternative to smoking
The traditional smoking involves the direct burning of nicotine and inhaling and exhaling it. It is dangerous to the body because we’re directly inhaling the hazardous chemicals of nicotine. Not only it’s harmful to the smoker but also to the nearby people.
But with e-cigarettes, the method implemented is vaping, not smoking. The various flavors of nicotine are dissolved in propylene in this cigarette. What makes the e-cigarette great is that all the flavorings accumulate in your cheeks instead of injecting them to your lungs. E-cigarettes won’t damage your lungs directly. Vaping cuts down the risks associated with smoking. That’s why it’s one of the safest methods to smoke.
“Safe doesn’t exist. But electronic cigarettes are low risk compared to regular cigarettes. It’s the equivalent of having a four-wheel-drive Volvo compared to a high-powered motorcycle with bald tires in an ice storm.” –David Sweanor
E-cigarettes are re-usable
Another benefit of e-cigarettes is that they’re environment-friendly. Unlike smoking, you don’t have to throw your stick away when you’re done. You can re-use e-cigarettes when you want to smoke again. The reason is that e-cigarettes are battery-powered devices. You only need to plug the USB charger to recharge it for future use. Just be sure to look out for it, though! Overheating issues may arise without you knowing it! Just a friendly reminder 🙂
Apart from being environment-friendly, e-cigarettes are also cost-friendly. Since they are reusable, there’s no need for you to buy another pack as with ordinary cigarettes. This can help you save money! E-cigarettes also come with different flavors, so you can enjoy vaping instead of just inhaling toxic smoke.
E-cigarettes have a much lower nicotine content
Just because it’s now e-cigarette, it doesn’t mean it’s nicotine free. Unfortunately, you’re still exposing your body to the risk of nicotine addiction. However, you can say that you now have more control in managing your nicotine intake unlike before. E-cigarettes don’t only use tobacco as its main ingredient.
A solvent called propylene glycol is mixed with nicotine. These solvents include chewing gum, apple, and watermelon, among other additives. You’re now more at ease since you’re only smoking a very little amount of nicotine.
There are side effects
E-cigarettes may be a safer method for you to smoke, but like others, it still has side effects. One of them revolves around the cigarette’s main ingredient: vaping. Unfortunately, the FDA hasn’t approved of vaping as safe for consumption yet. Aside from that, there lacks published studies yet about the dangers and side effects of consuming too much vaping. Therefore, it’s quite a risk
They don’t help you quit smoking
E-cigarettes may be the solution to your problem, but the truth is, they won’t help you to stop smoking. If anything, it only aggravates your problem. Why? It’s because your mind will be conditioned to think that e-cigarettes are your savior. They can make you continue smoking without worrying about the repercussions it has on your body. Rather, they give you the false dream of enjoying and indulging in smoking addiction without thinking of the side effects.
“Electronic cigarettes are a potential lifeboat. No, they have not been tested and approved by the FDA. But if you were in a sinking ship, would you remain in the ship because the lifeboats had not been FDA-tested and approved?” –Dr. J. Nitzkin.