eCigs entered the US market in 2007 and have grown to become one of the most successful alternatives to smoking. More than 3 million people are using ecigs worldwide as of 2013 and that number is estimated to exceed the number of tobacco smokers in the US by 2020. One question has created a lot of debate: are eCigs potentially safer than the harmful tobacco cigarettes?
Numerous studies and researches have tested the effects of ecigs on rats and ecig users. The results are not surprising. Ecigs are a safer alternative to tobacco, but they’re not harmless. If you can quit smoking without the need of an alternative, that’s always the best course of action. But if you’re addicted to nicotine and you want to find a safer method to continue your nicotine consumption, then ecigs are the answer.
Tobacco cigarettes contain over 4000 cancer causing carcinogens and chemicals which are deadly to the user. E-cigs on the other hand, contain only about 4 ingredients, none of which have proven to be cancer-causing or deadly. Common sense tells us eCigs are safer than tobacco cigarettes.
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eCigs allow you to control your nicotine consumption
Nicotine is a substance that is contained in tobacco. The substance is highly addictive hence make people find it difficult to stop using it. Consuming too much nicotine can be dangerous to your health. In using ordinary cigarettes it is very hard for you to achieve in quitting because it is very hard for you to measure the amount of nicotine that you will be consuming in smoking a certain number of packets.
With eCigs you can easily regulate the amount of nicotine that you will be consuming each day be selecting different strengths of nicotine that you will have in the electronic liquid that you will be using. It can be possible that you will like to quit smoking. In such a case you can easily start by reducing gradually the strength of nicotine that you will like to have in your electronic cigarette till you quit smoking. This is unlike a case where you will be trying to quit ordinary cigarette which can lead you into withdrawal symptoms which can be hard for you to cope with.
eCigs don’t contain harmful chemcials
Unlike ordinary cigarettes where you will be consuming a lot of harmful substances, in using electronic cigarettes you will eliminate all the toxic substances from entering your body. This is a great benefit that you will enjoy as a smoker. Remember in using electronic cigarettes you will only consume nicotine. This will help you avoid carcinogenic substances found in ordinary tobacco that can easily lead you into contacting cancer.
There are different forms of cancer that carcinogenic substances found in tobacco can cause you. Examples of forms of cancer that you can easily contact through using ordinary tobacco cigarettes include throat cancer ,lung cancer among others. By the fact that using electronic cigarettes can avoid you different forms of cancer, it is a great safety that you can enjoy. There are cases where you may be advised to stop smoking due to health reasons. In making use of electronic cigarettes you can easily achieve in quitting safely. This will avoid you a lot of complications that you may be forced to go through due to your struggle to quit smoking without your efforts bearing fruits.
Safer for the environment
In making use of e-cigarettes there is no open fire that is employed for you to be able to puff nicotine. The electronic device makes use of the power from the battery to heat the e liquid in a cartridge in order to produce vapor. This is unlike a case where you will be smoking ordinary cigarettes where you will be starting fire for you to be able to smoke. Sometimes you may throw away the remains and they end up starting wild fire in case you are living in a place where the land is too dry. Apart from wildfires you can easily burn your lip when smoking.