The Effects Of E Cigarettes On The State Of New Mexico And Across The United States

751 Words Sep 24th, 2015 4 Pages
With the popularity of e-cigarettes, there has been an increase in nicotine poisoning in the state of New Mexico and across the United States over the past few years. An e-cigarette is a portable, battery operated devise that converts liquid nicotine and concentrated liquid flavors into a vapor that the user can inhale. The e-cigarette is being marketed as an alternative means to smoking an actual cigarette. Cigarettes have been known to use harmful chemicals to maintain freshness in the tobacco that an individual is smoking. Electronic cigarettes have been advertised as a safer means of eliminating the need for harsh chemicals while maintaining the ability to inhale nicotine. (Hunt, 2014) Since the disbursement of e-cigarettes, they have become very popular among teen smokers.
Upon its first introduction into the U.S. in 2006, the e-cigarette manufacturers quickly flooded the commercial market with a safer, refillable, non-disturbing method of smoking in private as well as public settings. (Hunt, 2014) Originally encouraging users to smoke freely in public places which banned the use of conventional cigarettes, the e-cigarette marketing tactics used during its introduction were based more towards the user’s ability to go against establishments and smoke in areas that ban the use of your everyday cigarette. These advertisements depicted ordinary smokers using nicotine vaporizers in places that would normally not allow the use of cigarettes, such as banks, restaurants, and…

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