Electronic Cigarettes as an Alternative for Regular Cigarettes

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11 Jul 2016 - General

Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes is a handheld electronic device that vaporizes a flavored liquid, which the user inhales. Using e-cigarettes is often called vaping. The fluid in the e-cigarette, called e-liquid, is usually made of nicotine, propylene glycol, glycerine, and flavorings. Reasons for e-cigarette usage often relate to quitting smoking and recreation. While many who use it believes that using e-cigarette is healthier than smoking regular cigarettes, many are still concerned with the possible adverse health effects. E-cigarettes have not been around long enough to determine if they are harmful to users in the long run.  Unfortunately, many people, including teenagers, are under the impression that e-cigarettes are safe or that they are effective in helping people quit smoking regular cigarettes.  Neither of these assumptions has yet been proven. Studies by the FDA show that e-cigarettes contain some of the same toxic chemicals as regular cigarettes, even though they don’t have tobacco.

Are electronic cigarettes good alternative for smoking regular cigarettes? What are your thoughts on this?


The very first time I saw an e-cigarette I thought it absolutely absurd and the people with it, quite annoying, because they "vape-away" claiming it's healthier and since it smells good, it isn't bad for those around. The funny thing is that the first users of e-cigs were very much misinformed. Quickly jumping onto a "trend", it was suddenly everywhere. Eventually studies revealed that they are as (if not more) harmful than actual cigarettes. Eileen is right it does n...
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