The Effects Of Electronic Cigarettes On Children Essay

1320 Words May 3rd, 2016 null Page
If you receive your news and information from traditional sources of media, such as television or newspapers, then you have more than likely seen a story similar to “Electronic Cigarette Disaster: Child Wounded” or “Electronic Cigarettes Are Targeting Our Children.” News channels, such as Fox News, capitalize on the rare instances of device malfunctions, which result in minor explosions, and cherry-pick the scientific studies that agree with their opinion on electronic cigarettes. However, there is still a relatively small amount of information on the effects of inhaling propylene glycol, nicotine, polyethylene glycol, and vegetable glycerine, which are the main components of the inhalant of electronic cigarettes. While there is reason to be cautious of this relatively new product, it does have its benefits over traditional cigarettes.
A common mindset of those opposed to the use of electronic cigarettes is that the mainstream acceptance of this new product should be avoided because there has been limited research conducted; in addition to the lack of research, the findings of the different studies are often conflicting. Some of the research suggests that there are harmful chemicals that are inhaled while vaping, such as carbonyls like formaldehyde, which can have many adverse effects on the human body. For example, one of the main components of e-liquids, propylene glycol, has been known to cause respiratory irritation and ocular inflammation (Arnold, 2014). Also,…

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