Today many people are addicted to nicotine and cannot give up smoking. The electronic cigarette is considered to be a healthier alternative addicted smokers, says the E-cigarette industry.
But in order to confirm this information, the e-cigarette industry must produce data of large-scale randomized human studies to support their claims.
When the question comes to explanation how electronic cigarettes have helped people stop smoking, the e-cigarette industry have no evidences or statistically convincing data, but only citations of well known individuals.
The Electronic Cigarette Hub wrote: “E-cigarettes have already helped thousands of people, including actress Katherine Heigl. Users say it looks and feels like smoking a real cigarette.”
E-cigarettes work on the basis of heating a cartridge that releases nicotine in the form of water vapor. The vapor can be of various flavors: cherry, chocolate, menthol, tobacco and vanilla. The smoker inhales the nicotine and then exhales this water vapor, which the industry states has no harm to the person or people who is near e-cigarette smoker.
A study conducted by researchers from the University of Alberta, School of Public Health revealed that most smokers begin using e-cigarette and do not return to regular cigarettes.
The e-cigarette industry claims that those people who smoke electronic cigarettes will have a possibility to use their new smoke-free device in restricted areas where tobacco smoking is prohibited.
The Electronic Cigarette Hub states that smoking e-cigarette won’t make the user’s teeth yellow and lungs will not be damaged, because such device do not contain tar or other harmful toxins.
Health researchers have refused opinions and concerns regarding the benefits and potential harms of E-cigarettes. There are not so many scientific studies of electronic cigarettes as they appeared not so long ago.
Many US states and other countries have unclear e-cigarette legislation.
Anti-smoking groups intend to know whether e-cigarettes might appeal to non-smokers, resulting in an increase in nicotine addiction. Many scientists would like to see the e-cigarette industry’s claim of safety to be scientifically tested.
In April 2010The American Association of Public Health Physicians declared that it accepted the e-cigarette sale to adults “because the possibility exists to save the lives of four million of the eight million current adult American smokers.” The Association pointed out that it is for certain against the sale of electronic cigarettes to people under 18 years of age, and that the Food and Drug Administration should reclassify these devices as tobacco products rather than a drug/device combination. Many wonder how this is possible, because e-cigarettes contain no tobacco.
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