Electronic Cigarettes – Smoke-free replicas lighting a conflagration of debate

Filed under : Addiction & Control

Battery power-driven contraptions intended to resemble real cigarettes – E-cigarettes or Electronic cigarettes are being widely sold online or in at least 1 of the sixty-plus malls all over the United States. These are smoke and tobacco-free devices, but as a substitute is a nicotine conveyance gadget emitting heated fumes. E-cigarette manufacturers assure them to be a safer bet to cigarettes.

FDA has not yet approved these drug-gadget combos, yet these are widely been vended across the U.S. with figures only rising daily.

Available in varying forms and sizes, several bearing striking resemblance to longish cigarettes whereas as others resemble cigar or pipe though working in similar fundamental ways.

  • Inhalation via mouth piece after which air flow elicits a feeler device which activates a tiny battery driven heater. Mouth piece has analogous quantity of nicotine present in a cigarette packet and has tobacco-tasting flavouring or menthol, mint, vanilla, chocolate among other flavour choices.
  • electronic cigaretteThe heater causes vaporization of liquid nicotine in a tiny cartridge, additionally activating a glow at the lighted tip of the electronic cigarette.
  • PEG or propylene glycol is additionally vaporized by the heater which is responsible for the dramatic smoke being made.
  • A gush of warm gas feeling much like tobacco smoke is sensed by the user. On exhalation, a haze of PEG mist looking similar to smoke appears and swiftly dispelled.
  • There are options for nicotine-free cartridges also available.

Retailing for hundred to two hundred dollars, the refillable cartridge sets differ in costing based on nicotine strength and liquids for D.I.Y restocks are also vended.

Manufacturer’s take on USP of E-cigarettes
  • Those who smoke and do not intend on quitting tobacco, several firms indicate e-cigarettes as a means of smoking in smoke-prohibited settings like bar, eateries, malls, airplane lounge and work places.
  • The product could essentially assist in reducing nicotine addiction by permitting a smoker to opt for lesser strength quantities of the drug over spans of time.
  • E-cigarettes could assist in transitioning from smoking to non-smoking.
  • Offering those intend on smoking to have a harm-reducing choice as usual tobacco is detrimental to health. E-cigarettes do or do not have nicotine, PEG and a number of flavouring whereas in cigarettes an additional four thousand chemicals and forty-three carcinogens are present. E-cigarettes are pegged to be a safer bet for the near fifty million smokers addicted to nicotine as a tool to assuage nicotine habit exclusive of smoke.
  • Non-polluting to the environment and smell-free vapour instead of smelly cigarette smoke.
  • E-cigarettes vended as a substitute for smoke addicts to derive nicotine in a more pleasant way.
  • New-fangled filters costing lesser than buying a new pack of cigarettes.
E-Cigarettes – Dire Speculations
  • These smoke-free products are vended as items that could be used during occasions when smoking is not possible hence implicating increased exposure to nicotine as opposed to reducing smoking and hence promoting individuals for using more nicotine.
  • Non-regulated selling of these items could get novel users addicted who could then begin smoking.
  • Kids could have easier access to this product and could be a means of them getting habituated to nicotine and a ruse to getting them to start fagging.
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