Pros And Cons Of E-Cigarettes

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Cigarettes were first introduced to the United States during the early 19th century, but tobacco was used as early as the 1600’s. Cigarettes started getting popular during World War I, when Army surgeons claimed cigarettes helped the wounded relax and ease their pain (“Smoking & Tobacco Use”). Since then, the tobacco industry has been booming in business and in 2014, the use of cigarettes in the United States was an estimated 40 million adults (“Smoking & Tobacco Use”). However, in the past couple of years, teens and adults has started the trend with the use of e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes are electronic cigarettes that include batteries and replaceable liquid cartridges for repeated use and do not use tobacco. Instead, e-cigarettes deliver the addictive drug, nicotine, to a user’s lungs by using a heating element to heat e-liquid from the refillable cartridge and release a chemical-filled aerosol (“E-cigarettes and Lung Health”). The e-cigarettes have become very popular in teens and adults who are trying to quit smoking. There has been controversy over the claim that e-cigarettes are a safer and efficient substitution for smokers to quit their cigarette-smoking habits. The Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights …show more content…
However, the different assortment of liquid flavors (ranging from candy, fruit, coffee, and even exotic flavors) release an aroma that is preferable over tobacco and does not make the smoking environment smell bad. An e-cigarette smoker will not have the tobacco smell lingering around them, but will have a pleasant smell, depending on the flavored liquid they are smoking. Also, e-cigarettes do not burn so there is no ash or ashtray needed while smoking an e-cigarette and no mess is made. E-cigarettes smell better and are cleaner than regular cigarettes, which make them more

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