Electronic Cigarettes Case Study

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Electronic Cigarettes: the Next Threat to Human and Environment According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, while the proportion of the cigarette smoking by teenagers is reduced to the lowest level in the survey’s history, the rate of the youth using electronic cigarettes has increased in significant numbers. Additionally, in 2015, the Discover Magazine emphasized the sales of e-cigarette increased 7 times within 4 years, “Sales of the product [electronic cigarettes] had already jumped from a mere 50,000 sold in 2008 to 3.5 million in 2012.” (Hurley) E-cigarettes were the innovation of the conventional cigarettes, which just appeared in the last few decades, but they were welcomed by most of the youth without concerning of any effects. Besides, there are not enough information and researches about the influence of e-cigarettes to human and the environment, thus the government has not given any enactive laws of e-cigarettes restriction in the public. While the impact on human …show more content…
Priscilla confirmed, “No e-cigarette has been approved by FDA as a cessation aid.” Nobody knows exactly what are contained in the e-cigarettes liquids and aerosols because the components of the liquids are difference, which are depended on the smokers’ demand in the amount of nicotine and others components, and the products of aerosols are depended on the substances in those liquids. However, people are warned about the risk assessments by using e-cigarettes, “the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) show that e-cigarette vapor contains some of the same toxic chemicals as tobacco cigarettes” (Wu). In addition, Dr. Priscilla stated, the smokers will have “mouth and throat irritation and dry cough […], decrease in fractional exhaled nitric oxide and increase in respiratory impedance and respiratory flow resistance”, and the secondhand and the thirdhand may be affected, “nicotine from the aerosol or the liquid can remain on surfaces for weeks to months, and may react

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