It stands to reason that many potential users of e-cigs want to question whether the devices are safe or not based on the lack of reviews that are done on the clinical tests that have been performed on the devices. The concern not only grows because of the increase in the number of smokers who are using the devices, but also the reduction in the number of smokers who are using tobacco cigarettes. Although the first e cig was invented in China in 2003, it did not make an appearance in the United States until 2007.
Anytime a new product is introduced to consumers there are a lot of misconceptions and speculations in how the product should be used in order to receive the maximum benefit. However, the e-cig is not difficult to understand. Instead of using tobacco leaves to produce smoke when the cigarette is inhaled, an electronic cigarette uses a variety of components including a cartridge, atomizer and a battery to heat a liquid nicotine or e-liquid into a vapor.
Although long term users of the device have spoken about the positive benefits of e-cigs, many people still question their effectiveness. There are several valid reasons why smokers should consider using electronic cigarettes.
E-Cigs Have Lower Nicotine Levels
Based on several studies, it has been shown that using electronic cigarettes are not bad for a person’s health. It has even been theorized that these types of devices are helpful for smokers who want to quit smoking because the devices simulate the smoking experience for users.
The data that has been gathered on tobacco cigarettes over the years cannot be denied. Tobacco cigarettes contain chemicals that are toxic, carcinogenic and poisonous. These chemicals not only harm the smoker, but they can also harm others and cause damage to the environment.
On the other hand, electronic cigarettes do not contain these chemicals so they provide a safer smoking experience for the user and a safer environment for those who are in close proximity to the smoker.
Another reason why the electronic cigarettes are safer is because they can contain different levels or strengths of nicotine. This means that users can choose the amount of nicotine they want to inhale when pulling on the e-cig. Liquid nicotine is available in high nicotine strength to low nicotine strength. Users can gradually decrease the amount of nicotine they inhale and eventually enjoy the experience of smoking without having to suffer with the undesirable effects.
E-Cigs Have Lower Risk Levels
Traditional cigarettes are the leading cause of many of the preventable diseases that are facing the world, and transitioning to electronic cigarettes can offer users many health benefits.
Most of the harmful substances in cigarettes are related to tar, and tar can increase the chances of a smoker developing lung cancer, cardiovascular disease and strokes. All of these conditions can be decreased if a person smokes e-cigs instead.
E-Cigs Have Fewer Chemicals
As stated earlier, tobacco cigarettes contain many different chemicals. This fact cannot speak to whether e-cigs are safer to use, but when the heart function of a tobacco smoker is compared to the heart function of an electronic cigarette smoker, the electronic cigarette smoker is healthier.
E-Cigs Do Not Produce Second Hand Smoke
Electronic cigarettes do not produce second hand smoke. It has been determined that second hand smoke has been responsible for many health ailments in people who do not smoke. These ailments include:
• Asthma attacks
An electronic cigarette produces vapor instead of smoke. This vapor is created from water and food additives that are not considered harmful and will not leave a smoky residue on clothing or furniture.
An e cig is definitely safer than smoking a tobacco cigarette. Smokers are not exposed to the health risks and nonsmokers are not exposed to the risks that are associated with second hand smoke.