„The liquid in electronic cigarettes contains identical to the traditional snuff substances“. In effect, nicotine is an alkaloid generated by the plant only snuff and has different properties. One well known fact is the it causes constriction of the airways. What is deliberately omitted is that, in fact , through the electronic cigarette nicotine is inhaled in the human body (the same substance that supply patches and nicotine gum), but in this case you are not inhaling is tar, ammonia, CO2,plant snuff, paper , glue , ink and so on…
The number goes up to a thousand compounds, many of which are known to be carcinogens. In contrast, the active ingredients in the electronic cigarette are only three, and are well known in the food industry:
- Propylene Glycol (Used as a food additive for decades, and is considered to be safe)
- Nicotine (Derived from snuff)
- Glycerol (Component of vegetable and animal oils, widely used in the pharmaceutical industry and even as a humectant for tobacco)
The electronic cigarette is increasingly present in our streets, cafes and workplaces. Countless consumers are quitting traditional smoking because of it, saving money and making their life healthier.
The campaigns of misinformation and demagoguery have never had much success in halting a phenomenon which electronic cigarette represents today: when the public discovers, demands and practices the use of a device such as the electronic cigarette, leading to both health and money in your pocket, do not think that dark industrial tricks can stop it, although they put a lot of effort and a lot of skill to deploy and manipulate consumers.
The answer is NO, NO electronic cigarette is a carcinogen.
The electronic cigarette contains substances well known and approved by various health organizations worldwide and many of its components are widely used in pharmaceutical and food industry.
А few months after the popularization of the electronic cigarette begun, the public started seeing a subtle smear campaign against these novel devices. A long and sometimes murky history of competition and cross between large companies, which are not interested in this product becoming of popular interest. This war of interests, in which the health of consumers is being currency, raises suspicion that behind the most skeptical of the alarmist warnings about the electronic cigarette can hide the long shadow of the industries that sell products that are precisely intended to stay.
Many media owners have focused on the alleged ineffectiveness of the electronic cigarette as entertainment medium and as an aid to smoking cessation. According to this information, various health-related agencies have warned of a „lack of studies prooving the effectiveness of the electronic cigarette,“ which aim to make the unwary reader draw such conclusions and so they discourage their use. Or to put it another way: we must continue smoking conventional cigarettes and have doubts about the full potential of the electronic cigarette, although their harmful nature is solidly proven for decades.
To reinforce this argument it is also sometimes implied that the electronic cigarettes contain the same harmful chemicals that traditional snuff, and effects the constriction of the airways in patients with respiratory problems cited. As it often happens with statistical science, journalism disclosure interpretation of the data is the key factor in understanding the information presented to us in this case. It turns out that the data is well made-up, so that it makes it seem as if when electronic cigarettes are consumed they cause a disproportionate harm. However, nothing of this is proven yet.
The E-liquid that you use in your electronic cigarette is basically composed of:
- Flavor (Conferred taste and odor vapor that is inhaled. There are flavors of any kind from imitation snuff up to coffee or chocolate.)
- Vapor Electronic Cigarette: when the product is heated it produces a condensation of atmospheric moisture, resulting in a „smoke“ without residues. It is the same dry steam used in concerts and nightclubs to give atmosphere. At a concert, the public receives high doses of this steam which is of vegetable origin and is considered NOT hazardous to health even indoors, and there is no combustion, but only evaporation.
- Nicotine: This component is optional and you can choose the dose from 24 mg to 0 mg.
- Other minor products and percipients.
All products included in the E Liquid are proofed by FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and other international agencies responsible for public health.
Do I save money?
Of course you do! Have you ever calculated what you spend monthly on snuff? If you smoke an average of a pack a day, this is an expense of between 150 and 200 Euros per month!
The electronic cigarette requires a single initial investment which enables you to enjoy the same product for several months, even a year, depending on how you use it. The only extra expense required, will be on the cigarette refills: A 10 ml bottle of E-Liquid can stock up to a week and costs about the same as a single package of traditional snuff. The savings are obvious.