Electronic Cigarettes and It's Side Effects!?! A must read.
By July 26, 2011 at 7:22 pm 20,171 14 9
Well I'm sure with society today there will always be someone to look for something bad, harmful, toxic, or dangerous about anything that this world or anyone in it produces even if it was oxygen. With that in mind, I did some simple research that might be just a FYI for those smokers out there. So for those who would like to keep informed about the things they do or keep habits of this is a good article to grind that information out.
I've been a smoker for way more years than my kids have been around, and with this new technology that we've all heard about "The E-cigarette" (Electronic Cigarette) we now have something to either help us do 5 things:
2: Cut down on daily intake
3: Just save money
4: Smoke in public place
5: Whatever else the e-cigarette marketing team can make up :)
Lots of people are out there jumping to try this new thing… But… Do we know what the side effects are? I'm going to review what I've found and then you can tell me what you think.
For now here's all the technical jargon kind of simplified except for the names of the bad things/agents :)
Electronic Cigarettes are found to contain an anti-freeze component known as Diethylene Glycol. It is toxic to humans and can cause health worries on inhalation. This is one of the major Electronic Cigarette side effects.
Other than Diethylene Glycol, e-cigarettes also contain cancer-causing compounds like nitrosamines. If the cigarette accidentally breaks, humans may be exposed to such harmful components.
The marketing strategy of e-cigarettes has also come under criticism. Many electronic cigarette brands are being found to offer e-cigarettes in various flavours like mint, orange and chocolate. This can entice smokers as well as non-smokers. This actually promotes smoking rather than curbing it.
Some electronic cigarette juices have caramel and strawberry flavourings that may attract children into smoking. Either way this still sounds yummy.
Health experts argue that electronic cigarettes contain nicotine, the basic element found in cigarettes. In an electronic cigarette liquid nicotine is used. Nicotine is an alkaloid medicine that is harmful for humans. A long drag on the cigarette can make you actually suck some of the liquid nicotine into your mouth. This can be very damaging for health. You have to drag the cigarette slowly for 3-5 seconds, which is not always possible to be careful about.
E-cigarettes also consist of Tetramethylpyrazine. Prolonged exposure to Tetramethylpyrazine can result in brain damage in human beings.
So my friends, like I said there will always be someone out there to say something bad about something. I'm not one of them I just like to keep informed and this is for those that do too.
I AM an Electronic Cigarette smoker now by the way! Unfortunately, I'm still jumping back and forth to the real deal, just trying to ween myself off of them I say. I hope this works out in the end and I'm able to quit full throttle. But the lung complications, I don't think many of us have another choice!!?!!!
So if you put together all the pro's and con's - the electronic cigarette comes out on top. Considering the two bad and the worst ways to get your nicotine fixes, you won't have to worry about another 100+ carcinogen's which will ultimately, kill you faster or bring in additional health complications.
If you have the power, quit cold turkey!
If you don't, quit by weening yourself!
If you can't, switch to an electronic cigarette!
If you won't, well then… see ya!
Let me know what you think & thumbs up if this helps anyone.