Essay on Electronic Cigarettes

873 Words Aug 17th, 2013 4 Pages
Electronic Cigarettes; The New, Legal Way to Pollute the Body Over the last 10 years, a new craze has taken effect over the world. Electronic cigarettes or E-Cigs, have become popular among all generations. The question for the reader is simple. Is this alternative form of nicotine dependence healthy, or is society setting itself up for a big health shock in the upcoming years? “Many anti-smoking advocates have argued that electronic cigarettes don’t help smokers quit but merely prolong their addiction to nicotine. In other words, the hundreds of thousands of electronic cigarette users in the United States are smokers who, if only they stopped using e-cigarettes, would successfully quit smoking” (Siegel, …show more content…
There are prisons full of people who made bad decisions. Also, there are hundreds of people who are on lists, waiting for their chance at a new set of lungs. This fact in itself as well as the many stop smoking ads that run on the television today should be enough to deter anyone from doing something that could ruin, or even take their lives. However, there are those advocates of E-Cigs, who consider them beneficial to the health of a smoker. They argue that E-Cigs provide a safe alternative to the many additives used as fillers in actual cigarettes. Researchers also tout that, “8.7% weren't smoking traditional cigarettes after 12months. Quit rates ranged from 4% for those who were given e-cigs without nicotine, an addictive agent in cigarettes, to 13% for those given e-cigs with the highest dose of nicotine”(Esterel, 2013). Trials such as the aforementioned citation, are conducted on foreign soil, countries that have their own agendas on smoking. These trials say nothing of where the United States Food and Drug Administration stand on the issue. According to F.D.A website, they have absolutely no clue regarding the benefits or non-benefits of E-Cigarettes. “As the safety and efficacy of e-cigarettes have not been fully studied, consumers of e-cigarette products currently have no way of knowing:
 * whether e-cigarettes are safe for their intended use, * how much nicotine

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