Video: ❶ Caution: Electronic Cigarettes
If you type the word "electronic cigarettes" in the search bar, you will find links to articles on the extreme harm of such smoking and the benefits associated with the ability to quit this addiction altogether. According to a report by the FDA (US Department of Food and Drug Administration), smoking e-cigarettes has been found to be as harmful as smoking regular cigarettes. Let's try to figure it out. Location: Location:
One of the reasons why e-cigarettes are deemed harmful is because they are pushing tobacco companies out of the market by helping smokers to cope with the habit. Accordingly, an information war unfolded for the souls and wallets of smokers. What is so “scary” found by the FDA in e-cigarettes?
The first argument against e-cigarettes is that they contain nitrosamines. Nitrosamine is a carcinogen that forms when tobacco is heated. It is carcinogens that cause DNA changes, which leads to the appearance of a malignant tumor - cancer of the lungs and larynx. Nitrosamines are also found in ordinary cigarettes, no matter how light they are, and in electronic ones, because the liquid for them is made from the same tobacco, but the concentration of nitrosamines in the electronic analogue is much lower. In smoking liquids that do not contain nicotine, there are no nitrosamines at all.
Second argument: e-liquid contains diethylene glycol. Diethylene glycol is known to be used in antifreeze. For humans, this substance is toxic in large doses, causing irritation of the mucous membranes. However, a study by the FDA showed the presence of this substance in only 1 of 19 brands submitted for examination. The rest contained only propylene glycol, which is widely used in the food industry and does not harm the smoker.
The third argument: the intake of nicotine in the body is not controlled, which means more than in ordinary cigarettes. It is very addictive. Again, the argument is more than dubious. Most electronic cigarette holders are equipped with electronics that turn off the cigarette after inhaling the same amount of smoke and vapor as when smoking 1 regular cigarette. True, we are talking about high-quality electronic cigarettes, and not about fakes.
Of course, the opinion of the US Federal Office, which is so critical of smoking electronic cigarettes, is more than weighty. However, do not forget that it is with the permission of the FDA that the tobacco companies that it protects work. Everyone will have to draw conclusions on their own, but the best option is to quit smoking altogether, ceasing to sponsor tobacco corporations and without resorting to the help of electronic cigarettes.