The Pros And Cons Of Electronic Cigarettes

On January 11, 1964, Luther L. Terry, Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service, released the first report of the Surgeon General’s Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health. On the basis of more than 7,000 medical and scientific articles, the advisory committee concluded that smoking is directly linked to serious health issues such as cancer, coronary heart disease, strokes, and a variety of other serious medical conditions. (CDC) Since the reports initial introduction 51 years ago, drastic reformation and regulation has instigated a dramatic shift in the way tobacco products are marketed, advertised, and consumed today.
Since the initial reports were released, public awareness regarding the hazards of tobacco use has drastically increased, which in turn has led to overall public consumption falling from 42.4% of the total population in 1965, to only 19.0% in 2011. (CDC) As more and more smokers continue to stray away from traditional tobacco products, safer alternatives are being developed and marketed to help with this transition. One such technology has recently emerged in the form of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), commonly known as the Electronic Cigarette.
As this product continues to grow ever more popular with the general public as a safer alternative to
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Without regulation the products materials, ingredients and general manufacturing does not have to meet a certain set of standards, which could lead to potentially unsafe products being introduced into the market place. The flavorings are the main issue since they may also contain chemicals that are deemed safe for ingestion, but react differently when vaporized. This is shown in a study conducted by the Flavor And Extract Manufacturers Association, which listed over “27 high-priority flavoring substances to be evaluated for adverse respiratory toxic

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