What Are The Dangers Of Electronic Cigarettes Essay

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Everyone knows that smoking cigarettes are a bad habit and are dangerous for the user 's health. These cancer causing, teeth yellowing, bad breath causing cigarettes are still used everyday by people all over the world. It used to be cool to smoke and it seemed like everyone did it. Like fashion, smoking cigarettes soon became the thing of the past. People still smoke, but not as much as they used to. A couple years ago electronic cigarettes were introduced to the US, making smoking cool again. Smoking was at an all time low until recently when alternatives to traditional cigarettes were introduced to the United States (Rifkin para. 2). Many Americans are now using electronic cigarettes over traditional cigarettes simply because of their benefits, however, there are still many dangers associated with electronic cigarettes. People like that electronic cigarettes have fewer chemicals and are much cheaper than …show more content…
Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have tested 51 types of flavored e-cigarettes and the liquids and found chemicals like diacetyl, acetoin, and pentanedione inside (Krisberg para. 2). Diacetyl when inhaled is what causes people to get “popcorn lung.” The other chemicals have been linked to other serious health problems. Another researcher Laura E. Crotty Alexander found that mice who had been exposed to electronic cigarette vapor for one hour daily for over four weeks had increased levels of inflammatory markers (Larsen para. 3). She also found that exposure to the vapor increased a resistant bacteria that is needed as protection against pneumonia. Crotty also adds that the human tissue would react similarly to the tissue of the mouse. This is just some of the reasons why the FDA is concerned with people using electronic cigarettes. Especially since they do not know the long term effect on the user 's

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