Electronic Cigarettes : A New Way For Nicotine Addiction Essay examples

821 Words Mar 15th, 2016 4 Pages
Electronic Cigarettes are not a safer alternative to combustible cigarettes or other tobacco products, instead they are a new way for nicotine addiction. A British agency found “the value of electronic cigarettes in helping people to quit smoking” and even reports that “e-cigarettes can reduce the health risks of smoking by 95 percent because they deliver nicotine to satisfy an addiction, but far fewer harmful chemicals than regular cigarettes” (The New York Times Editorial Board, 2015). On the other hand, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found, through a longitudinal study in Los Angeles, California, that “among high school students…who had ever used e-cigarettes” were more common than using “combustible tobacco…over the next year” (Leventhal, et al. 2015). Because e-cigarettes have both negative and positive aspects- the ingredients that are put into e-cigarettes, by the not-well-intentioned tobacco industries, have to be regulated while increasing awareness on e-cigarettes among the general public. E-cigarettes were introduced to the American marketplace, without rigorous clinical safety and efficacy evaluation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA,) in 2007 as a smoking cessation tool (Maa, 2015). Once a person is addicted to nicotine, it is hard to get rid of (even with the help of nicotine patch, gum, or prescription medicine.) According to Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2010 National Health Interview Survey data, only 6.2%…

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