A Safer Alternative For Smoking Essay

989 Words Apr 21st, 2015 4 Pages
Vaping; a Safer Alternative to Smoking

As of 2013, the Center for Disease Control reports 42.1 Million Americans currently smoke cigarettes. You can get lung cancer, emphysema, COPD, and a multitude of ailments from the dangerous carcinogens that cigarettes contain. The CDC also states that one in every five deaths in the United States are attributed to smoking. Smokers know they need to quit, but quitting is hard without the right tools. “Vaping” or the use of electronic cigarettes, also known as “e-cigs” or “mods” has become the newest fad in the fight to stop smoking traditional cigarettes. An e-cig is a battery powered vaporizer which produces an aerosol or “vapor” from “e-liquid” or simply “juice” which is inhaled by the user. Vaping has taken young adults by storm since the modern e-cigarette was patented by Hon Lik in China, in 2003. Vaping has really gotten a lot of attention from the media since around 2013. The most common reason for the use of an e-cigarette is to quit smoking; although some do use them recreationally, having not been smokers previously. I use an e-cig every day. It has helped me go from being a pack a day smoker to using the e-cig exclusively. Vaping may be a safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes.
E-cigarettes can be used as smoking cessation. Some smokers have either dramatically cut back or stopped smoking completely by using e-cigarettes in place of cigarettes. Others use their e-cigarette recreationally, using as little as…

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