The Dangers Of E-Cigarettes: The Use Of Smoking

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This is the year 2015, and mostly everyone with access to television or internet has seen some kind of ad about how smoking is dangerous. Smoking has been the highlight of many cultures for thousands of centuries. Everywhere around the world, smoking found its niche within every society. The most common plant used for smoking is tobacco. The multi-billion dollar industry we know and despise today was not one born with the intent of hurting anyone. Over the years, numerous studies have been shown that smoking any kind of tobacco is incredibly harmful to ones body and is even made with known potent carcinogens, and also nicotine. Nicotine is the addictive drug found within cigarettes and other tobacco products. The main question being asked …show more content…
Dr. Sally Satel, MD. is a private researcher who publishes multiple articles on e-cigarettes and their benefit on society. In her 2014 article titled 'How E-Cigarettes Could Save Lives ' posted in the Washington Post, she goes into a lot of detail on the subject. One of the most important lines from the entire article states, “E-cigarettes, however, could be what we need to knock the U.S. smoking rate from a stubborn 18 percent to the government’s goal of 12 percent by 2020. We should not only tolerate them but encourage their use”. From an outsider standpoint, should a person know nothing about e-cigarettes, this number would be getting them thinking. How is it possible that more smokers brings down the number? The answer is simple. E-cigarettes and the liquid they use help people quit smoking. In the same article by Dr. Satel, she lists off the main ingredients used in the e-liquid. Propylene glycol and glycerin are two out of the three main ingredients. Often times opponents of …show more content…
Because they are a relatively new product, there have not been 50+ years of studies done on them like traditional cigarettes. Referring back to the chemical make-up of the e-liquid, it is clear that e-cigarettes are chemically safer. There is still the issue of there being nicotine – most people would agree that if something is addictive it probably is not good for them. So electronic cigarettes are really only safer because they have eliminated all of the toxic chemicals and carcinogens. Studies still need to be done to test the long-term effects on the e-liquid on the human body, but everything so far is looking in favor of e-cigarettes as a safer

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