Traditional Cigarettes

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E-cigarettes, invented in 2003 by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik, are battery-operated devices that emit doses of vaporized nicotine or non-nicotine vaporized solutions without tobacco. The primary purpose of e-cigarettes is to replace traditional cigarettes, which have already existed in the world for more than two hundred years. People have known that traditional cigarettes contain harmful compounds which threaten health, but people easily ignore the harm which tobacco causes in the environment. The process of producing e-cigarettes is completely different from the process of producing traditional cigarettes, and one of the most obvious advantages is the lack of planting tobacco, which occupies an important part of the harmfulness of the production …show more content…
According to the research in the Tobacco Control Journal, “Cigarette butts contain all the carcinogenic chemicals, pesticide, and nicotine that make tobacco use the leading cause of preventable death worldwide, yet they are common, unconsciously and inexcusably dumped by the trillions (5.6 trillion and counting) into the global environment each year.” (Novotny and Lum). Harmful effects of cigarettes butts enhance every time traditional cigarettes used. As another big source of trash, cigarette butts are common everywhere; sidewalks, beaches, streets, and other open areas that also cause pollution and danger in urban area. However, in wild areas, “heavy metals in cigarette butt leachates-the toxic soup when butts are soaked in water; only one butt will kill half the fish exposed to leachates in a controlled laboratory setting” (Ibid). Cigarettes butts are bought harmful effects to the ecosystem of the planet with the use of tobacco cigarettes. Not only is the ecosystem heavily influenced by toxins that cigarette butts release, but the quality of urban life is affected too, “25-50 percent of all collected litter items from roads and streets are cigarette butts” (Ibid). Cigarette butts are products of smoking, so they will always be a serious problem as long as traditional smoking exists. Compared to the …show more content…
The properties of refillable and long-term use have brought e-cigarettes competitive advantages over traditional cigars. In fact, when more toxic substances go into the environment, the more harmful impact will be brought back to the human health. At this time, e-cigarettes are actually a good alternative for traditional cigarettes. Advertisements on websites and television may use propaganda by emphasizing serious problems that traditional cigars cause and how the impacts on the environment will affect people. Hence, e-cigs may gradually replace traditional

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