The general public has been aware of the incredible dangers of smoking tobacco for quite some time now, and quitting smoking has been a high-priority issue for thousands upon thousands of people every single year. Smoking cessation products are a huge business, into the billions of dollars to be exact, and not all of them work, or there would be a lot fewer cigarette smokers. One of the latest products to hit the market, to help people quit smoking, has been the electronic cigarette, now called E cigarettes, and they seem to be one of the more popular ways to kick the tobacco habit.
What the e-cigarette consists of is, a small cartridge that contains the nicotine and flavor, then a battery-powered heater that vaporizes the liquid in small doses ready to be inhaled. These E cigarettes are designed to have the look and feel of a real tobacco cigarette, but not put out all the harmful smoke and carcinogens that are associated with smoking. But, are E-cigarettes for you, can they help you with quitting smoking or some other major problem in your life? Okay, let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons and advantages and disadvantages of E cigarettes over tobacco.
Of course the major problem with tobacco cigarettes are the thousands of different carcinogens that are contained in the smoke. These carcinogens are dangerous for the smoker as well as anyone trying to breathe in the same room. On this particular point E cigarettes win hands down, as they emit almost no smoke. It is possible to sit right next to someone who’s smoking an e-cigarette and not smell anything, or, depending on flavor that they are smoking, only detect a slight odor. In addition to that, E-cigarettes cut out about 92% of all harmful carcinogens that are usually contained in tobacco smoke. So, your lungs will thank you as well as your throat, tongue, teeth, and those around you for not polluting the air with harmful cancer-causing agents.
Another major problem with tobacco cigarettes is the nicotine that they contain. You basically have no idea exactly how much nicotine you are getting from each cigarette that you smoke. Nicotine has been proven to be harmful to your heart, circulatory system, and nearly every other part of your body in some way. With an electronic cigarette you have the ability to precisely regulate how much nicotine you’re inhaling each and every time. And additionally you can reduce the amount of nicotine gradually to eventually kick the smoking habit completely over time. Nicotine has been shown to be one of the most addictive chemicals ever discovered by man, and quitting cold turkey is one of the most difficult tasks that many smokers will ever attempt in their lifetimes. After a smoker has tried the nicotine gum, patch, or hypnosis and failed, it’s quite possible that e cigs could be the answer.
A problem that most smokers don’t even notice or realize, is the incredible amount of tar and smoke stains that they deposit everywhere they go when they smoke. Repainting a home that is been lived in by a smoker can be a major, and very expensive job, due to the incredible amounts of smoke deposits on the walls, ceiling, carpets and belongings of a smoker. Many times a complete house will need to be cleaned with powerful chemicals, then primer painted with expensive primer, before even beginning to paint the house. A carpet in a home where smoker lives will sometimes need to be completely removed, the floor sealed, then new carpet installed before the house can be sold on the real estate market. An e-cigarette produces none of the tar and smoke associated with regular tobacco cigarettes, and can therefore save thousands of dollars in cleaning, painting, and replacement costs for those wanting to sell a home.
There are a lot of different reasons to not smoke tobacco cigarettes. In nearly every comparison of health, safety, health of those around you, and the appearance of your home and belongings E cigarettes is a major step in the right direction. Due to the ease of regulating the nicotine content they seem to be an excellent method to help smokers kick the habit while still enjoying the urge to smoke.