Electronic Cigarettes Analysis

Superior Essays
Many smokers struggle to quit smoking each year; unfortunately, the majority of them are unsuccessful. However, a present trend that has hit the market for about a decade or so is known as electrical cigarettes or vaping. This new development is assumed to help fight the craving and smoking cessation. It is growing in popularity across the United States and in England, with its advertised benefits of a safer approach to consuming nicotine. These electrical cigarettes are promoted to help prospective quitters a healthier tobacco-free life. Although it is slightly safer because it does not contain as many toxic chemicals as the traditional tobacco cigarettes, some critics believe that electronic cigarettes are highly addictive, cause great harm, …show more content…
by Simon Chapman, Chapman supports the claim that there raise in popularity of electrical cigarettes for smoking cessation, as did Stimson. However, unlike Stimson’s article, Chapman argues that electrical cigarettes are actually leading smokers to become dual users. He is doubtful of the claims that electrical cigarettes are actually generating a high number of quitters, as well as its statement to reduce the risk of disease. Moreover, Chapman does not see a drastically higher amount of successful quitters, who profit from switching to electrical cigarettes. Chapman himself writes, “Other studies report only marginal advantages of e-cigarette use over other cessation strategies, or worse outcomes (p.535). In making this comment, Chapman urges us to not only listen to everything that we hear but to also look at data, because data does not lie. The study discussed in the article showed how over a 12-month attempt to quit smoking, 19.9% quit from the assistance of electrical cigarettes, 15.1% from unassisted, and 10% of NRT users. There is a slight difference of quitters using electrical cigarettes compared to unassisted quitters. Chapman states, “By far the most likely result of trying to quit via e-cigarettes is continuing to smoke: 80% of all who try vaping either dual use (vape and smoke) or go back to smoking (p. 535). Chapman’s point is that this new development of electrical …show more content…
At that time, it was constantly on the TV during the commercials to try and get regular smokers, to switch. I was much more naïve and uneducated than I am now, to know about its hidden dangers. Learning about electrical cigarettes and its dangers, make me extra aware and conscious. Today, being able to educate myself on different topics, such as this one, is through the access of the internet at our fingertips. While it is true that electrical cigarettes are a means to smoking cessation, it does not necessarily follow that notion that it is an effective approach. “And dual use, or using both e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes, is common among youth and young adults 18-25 years of age (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017). The uniqueness of electrical cigarettes may be appealing to the youth, as well as people who are curious about it. This is especially eye-opening to me because this is my age group. “The main component of e-cigarettes is the e-liquid contained in cartridges. To create an e-liquid, nicotine is extracted from tobacco and mixed with a base (usually propylene glycol), and may also include flavorings, colorings and other chemicals” (American Lung Association, 2016). I certainly believed that electrical cigarettes are damaging to one’s heath due to harmful and deadly cancer generating chemicals

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    The electronic cigarette (EC), also called e-cigarette, e-cig, electronic vaping device, personal vaporizer or electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) has been on the market for a decade. ECs are marketed as safe products providing a sensation of traditional smoking without the harmful effects, delivering pure nicotine and releasing harmless water vapor that vanishes in seconds [Anon, 2014 and Smoke, 2014]. Puffing activates the battery-operated heating element in the atomizer and the liquid.…

    • 351 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Great Essays

    The electronic cigarette is the novel product to become ever more the focus for smoking prevention strategies among adolescents in high school. In one year alone between 2013 and 2014, the percentage and total number of students smoking e-cigarettes tripled from 4.5 to 13.4 percent of students and 660,000 to 2 million teenagers, respectively (Centers for Disease Control, 2015). E-cigarette use for the first time exceeded over the use of every other tobacco product, including conventional cigarettes…

    • 1937 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Even though e-cigarettes are better than smoking an actual cigarette, they are considered a new major public health concern in the United States. E-cigarette use among teenagers has tripled since 2013, and the number of teens smoking tobacco products is increasing. E-cigarettes legal age to purchase them should be pushed back to the legal age of buying alcohol. The legal age to use e-cigarettes should be 21 because they act as a gateway to smoking cigarettes, they are damaging the lungs of the users…

    • 746 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays