Commentary Argument Essay: Cigarettes And Vape Pens
Course Number: ENGL112
Professor: Paul Wiltz
Although Many people are led to believe that vaping is just as, if not more dangerous than the conventional cigarette due to ignorance of the device, general safety of e-cigs, and their appeal to children, research shows that this is not the case.
E cigarettes and vape pens have been around since 2003, but they recently had an explosion in popularity as a smoking cessation device, or a recreational way of delivering nicotine and flavorings in a presumably harmless way. An E cigarette is a simple device that typically uses a 3.7V battery, a small wire coil around a wick, and e-liquid or e-juice to create a nicotine and flavor containing vapor to the user just as a conventional cigarette would. E juice and E liquid are generally composed of four main ingredients, Propylene Glycol (PG), Vegetable Glycerin (VG), nicotine, and flavorings. E-cigs, vape …show more content…
Bell, Kirsten. "Nicotine Control: E-cigarettes, Smoking and Addiction." International Journal of
Drug Policy 23.3 (2012): 242-47. ScienceDirect. ELSEVIER. Web. 1 Oct. 2014.
Brill, Alex and Satel, Sally and Viard, Alan D., Should E-Cigarettes Be Taxed? (April 14, 2014).
Tax Notes, Vol. 143, No. 2, 2014. Available at SSRN: Should E-Cigarettes Be Taxed? by Alex Brill, Sally Satel, Alan D. Viard :: SSRN
Foulds, J. "Electronic Cigarettes: Views of Afficionados and Clinical/public Health Perspectives."
Clinical Practice 65.10 (2011): 1037-042. Print.
Schripp, T., Markewitz, D., Uhde, E. and Salthammer, T. (2013), Does e-cigarette consumption cause passive vaping?. Indoor Air, 23: 2531. doi: