E-Cigarette Advantages Over Smoking
Electronic Cigarette Pros & Cons
Are you're a smoker trying to quit? Are you having trouble enjoying your cigarettes at your convenience? Then you may be interested in smokeless cigarettes. They are a new form of NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy) that has both positive and negative aspects. Let's try and make sense of both sides of the issue.
•What Are Electronic Cigarettes
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First, we'll get the negatives out of the way. The biggest downside of the electronic cigarette has to be the fact that it has not been clinically tested for efficacy and safety. This means there has been no study of how it effects you body after long term use. But does this mean there is a health risk involved with their use? It does not. It only means that further testing is needed. In fact, when you compare the ingredients inhaled while using an ecig to those inhaled from a tobacco cigarette, tobacco has over 3000 toxic and carcinogenic ingredients while the ecig contains only nicotine and propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin. Please don't misunderstand me. I'm not saying they're safe, but intuitively they sound far less unhealthy than cigarettes
Now, what about the positives? The first thing an electric cigarette user will tell you is how much money they save when they switch to the smokeless cigarette. The cost to a 2 pack a day smoker using an e-cig is about $5. Now depending on where you live, this can equate to a savings of as much as $9 a day or $270 a month. Do the math. You also have the benefit of producing absolutely zero smoke. Meaning there is no more bad breath, burned and stinky clothes etc. You get the idea. The last positive I want to note is the ability to taper your nicotine dose according to your needs. The nicotine containing fluid used (e-liquid) is available in various strengths for 0mg/ml to 36mg/ml. In fact, most users who had no plan of quitting smoking eventually decrease or even eliminate their nicotine consumption.
So what's the short story? We know tobacco smoking is a killer plain and simple. We know e-cigs produce no smoke, contain none of the toxins in tobacco, are less expensive than cigarettes but have yet to be studied for long term use and efficacy. So the bottom line is you should talk with you doctor. Your physician knows more about your health than I or any e-cig vendor. If he/she thinks electronic cigarettes might be right for you, give them a try. You really have nothing to lose.