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In an attempt to quit smoking, a person resorts to various tricks. In its shape, this inhaler is close to a regular cigarette.
During the use of such a device, steam with nicotine is generated, which simulates tobacco smoke. True, the World Health Organization is very skeptical about such products, their use and safety have not been sufficiently researched.
In the meantime, manufacturers and users are generating a string of rumors about these devices. Where is the truth hidden, we will try to figure it out, debunking the most popular myths about electronic cigarettes.
Electronic cigarettes are harmful to health. There is no scientific research that would clearly prove this statement. In addition, the liquid for this device contains safe substances. The same propylene glycol has been used in the food industry for half a century.
With the switch to electronic cigarettes, people are starting to smoke more. This statement is partly true. But even an increased number of sessions allows a smaller amount of harmful substances to enter the body. Even if you smoke all day without stopping, 4-6 mg of nicotine will enter the body. This volume corresponds to half of a regular pack of cigarettes.
E-cigarette smoke is more harmful than regular smoke. This smoke contains neither tar, nor carcinogens, nor combustion products, nor other harmful substances. An ordinary cigarette allows more than 12 thousand different substances and chemical compounds to enter the body. 196 of them are poisonous, and 14 are generally narcotic. Nicotine is considered one of the most powerful herbal poisons. It is enough to bring a stick moistened with it to the bird's beak, and it dies. A quarter of a drop of poison is enough to kill a rabbit, and half a drop is enough to kill a dog. The lethal dose for humans is 2-3 drops or 50-100 mg. This is exactly how much enters the bloodstream every day after smoking 20-25 cigarettes. In this respect, the vapor of an electronic cigarette is absolutely harmless.
Electronic cigarettes can be smoked anywhere. Although these cigarettes do not have an unpleasant odor, it is best not to use them in public places. Smoke can still be unpleasant for others.
The World Health Organization has approved e-cigarettes. This statement is false and cannot be trusted. To obtain a certificate from this respected organization, you need to go through many years of research. Few of the manufacturers of electronic cigarettes are concerned about this issue, but such work is underway. Certification takes 4 to 10 years. Some brands sent their applications back in 2005-2006, still waiting for the result.
You can quit smoking with e-cigarettes. This statement is only partially true. By gradually reducing the amount of nicotine consumed, you can really get rid of tobacco addiction. But the desire of the person himself is much more important here. Electronic cigarettes can help make quitting smoking easier and more comfortable.
Electronic cigarettes can be smoked even in the presence of children. You can't do that! And although there are no harmful substances in the smoke of electronic cigarettes, there are no tar and carcinogens, smoking with children is not worth it. First of all, they can adopt a bad habit. It is better if children do not see adults with a cigarette in their mouths at all.
A new addiction is forming over e-cigarettes. And this myth has no scientific basis. Usually a smoker has two addictions at once - nicotine and psychological. The first is the strongest. The cigarette allows you to gradually reduce the amount of nicotine consumed. Moreover, the cigarette is no longer associated with saturation of the body. That is why some smokers who have decided to quit their addiction gradually quit smoking completely in the future.
Electronic cigarettes are no different from each other. To say so is like counting and all cars are the same. There are more than two hundred flavors on the market. You can try and choose any model you like.
Even minors can smoke electronic cigarettes. It is worth remembering that these products are still nicotine-containing. Therefore, it can only be used by adults. In some American states, the purchase of tobacco products is allowed for young people aged 18-19. This product also contains nicotine and falls into this category.
E-cigarettes are bad for the kidneys and liver. There is not a single study showing the negative effects of such a product on the kidneys and liver.
The main component of e-cigarettes is antifreeze. The main component of electronic cigarettes is not antifreeze at all, but propylene glycol. This component is well known in the food, chemical and cosmetic industries. As a filler, it is neutral and harmless. Poisonous ethylene glycol is used in antifreeze. Despite the similar name, this substance has very different properties than propylene glycol.
Electronic cigarettes are legal everywhere. Some countries have restrictions on the import, sale and even smoking of electronic cigarettes. For example, in Jordan and Syria, these nicotine-containing products are prohibited. There are states where electronic cigarettes are classified as medical instruments or tobacco products. In this case, the implementation will require special licenses. These are New Zealand, Malaysia, Denmark, Austria. And in Saudi Arabia and the Netherlands, even advertising of electronic cigarettes is prohibited.
One charge of battery and cartridge will last the whole day. The sellers assure that the battery of the device will last a whole week, and the cartridge can replace the whole pack of cigarettes. In fact, the battery actually lasts only 5-6 hours of product use. And the cartridge fits only 10-20 cigarettes.
Electronic cigarettes are not a source of secondhand smoke. It is believed that secondhand smoke is no less harmful than active smoke. Manufacturers of electronic cigarettes assure that their products can be used anywhere, as no smoke harmful to others is generated. However, inhalation is not safe either. Experts believe that the level of toxic substances in such smoke is indeed lower than in tobacco. But here are the smallest particles of heavy metals, other substances are present in this product. It can also damage the lungs of a bystander. E-cigarettes are monitored by the food and drug regulatory authorities. Probably, it will be necessary to introduce age restrictions, conduct scientific research, and put forward a number of requirements. All these measures will help reduce the risks associated with smoking, even electronic cigarettes.
E-cigarettes will soon be illegal everywhere. Some countries are really trying to ban e-cigarettes. But given the fact that this product is rapidly gaining popularity, its ban is unlikely to happen in the near future.
Electronic cigarettes are dangerous because no one knows what is inside. If the product is made by a reputable company, there can be no surprises. Any law-abiding brand talks about the ingredients, so it is known that a person smokes.
Electronic cigarettes can explode in close proximity to your face. This will not happen if you do not start fiddling with the liquid during operation, if you use the batteries intended for this model and follow all instructions. In this case, there can be no question of any explosions.
Electronic cigarettes are more expensive than conventional cigarettes. It all depends on the brand, but mostly the use of electronic cigarettes is economically justified. The most popular brands offer a product whose refueling is significantly more profitable than using regular cigarettes.
Electronic cigarettes contain too many chemicals. And here you should pay attention to the brand. Usually a dangerous counterfeit is quickly withdrawn from the market by regulatory authorities. It is worthwhile to carefully approach the choice of a product, preliminary researching the market.
Electronic cigarettes cause cancer. Research has dispelled this myth. This product does not use any tobacco that leaves tar when burned. So the cigarette does not contain the main carcinogenic components that are dangerous to traditional tobacco smoke.
Electronic cigarettes do not contain nicotine. A person can choose the cartridges and their nicotine content. In EverSmoke products, it ranges from 6 to 18 mg, but there are also shells that are absolutely “empty” in this regard. Most other manufacturers also offer a variety of options, allowing the smoker to even shape their own phasing out strategy and nicotine.
Electronic cigarettes taste bad. This statement only applies to cheap brands. There are quite a few quality products that people love for their great scent. Each person has his own idea of what he likes. In the early years of this product, many did complain about it. But the situation has changed since then. Manufacturers recognize the importance of good taste in e-cigarettes.
Smoking e-cigarettes is more exciting than regular cigarettes. Addiction can become more powerful when it comes to comfort and pleasant feelings. Nevertheless, nicotine in tobacco products attracts more strongly at a purely chemical level.
The manufacturer is trying to attract non-smokers with electronic cigarettes. Such products are manufactured and intended just for smokers. Millions of people use e-cigarettes as a means to control and reduce addiction, allowing them to save on addiction.
Electronic cigarettes are designed to attract teens. Sweet tastes and trendy packaging are believed to help attract teenagers to the product. But the manufacturer in his advertising does not in any way address either children or young people. To purchase electronic cigarettes, you need to pass the age limit, as is the case with regular tobacco. It is forbidden to sell nicotine to minors, whether it is tobacco products or the smoke of electronic cigarettes. And bright advertising and packaging is a general appeal that is not age-oriented. It turns out that not young people, but older people are active fans of electronic cigarettes, trying different tastes of their "protector".