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Could e-cigarettes be a godsend?
Nicotine delivery systems. That’s the gotcha moment in The Insider, a based-on-a-true-story exposé on the deceptions of Big Tobacco. When 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman (as played by Al Pacino) hears whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe) refer to the industry view of cigarettes as “nicotine delivery systems,” you can see on his face that he knows he’s reached the promised land of investigative journalism. Nicotine is known to be a highly addictive cancer-causing agent, and Big Tobacco was manufacturing and marketing cigarettes with the sole intent of profiting by delivering nicotine into the bloodstreams of consumers, hooking them so that…
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A debate over which is bigger: the damage from the rise in teenage vaping or the benefits of using e-cigarettes to stop tobacco smoking.
The agency is eyeing a crackdown on flavored e-cigs in the face of an “epidemic” of teen use.
Manufacturers were quick to claim that e-cigarettes were a safer alternative to smoking. Now, amid a glut of vape-related lung ailments, claims of hazards inherent to all vaping are coming just as quickly. Truth is, there are many questions, but few answers.
Is vaping bad for you? Is it safer than smoking regular cigarettes? Can e-cigarettes help you quit? And other questions, answered.
All e-cigarettes are metal and plastic heating devices, using batteries to turn nicotine-laced liquid into vapor. But vaporizers resemble large fountain pens, with bigger batteries and cartridges, so they hold more liquid, produce larger vapor clouds and last longer. They also allow users, who often call themselves "vapers,'' to mix and match hardware and refill cartridges with liquid bought in bulk.
Among the FDA’s most difficult decisions will be determining whether e-cigarettes will be a gateway product, encouraging young smokers to develop a nicotine habit that might lead to tobacco use.
E-cigarettes are different things to different people.
For nicotine addicts, e-cigs are heaven-sent alternatives to normal cigarettes. It seems that these smoking cessation aids actually work and they also help in circumventing anti-smoking bans.
For anti-smoking activists, e-cigs are a real pain, undoing decades of anti-smoking efforts.
For the regulators, it is a difficult choice between the devil you know and the devil you don’t know. The unknown is always perceived as dangerous...
If the tiny sample of smokers in a new study in the British journal Lancet are any indication, electronic cigarettes might be slightly more effective than nicotine patches in helping people quit smoking.
Great, right? Except another new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests more children and teens are trying them.
The implications of both these studies means electronic cigarettes have been getting a lot of attention lately. Just what e-cigarettes are and what role they should play in helping people quit smoking depends very much on who you speak with about this topic.
Is it safe to bogart that e-cig or even be in the same room with an e-cig bogarter?
They're everywhere lately, but the facts? Not so much.
The reason why pro- and anti-vaping factions have become so adversarial is because much of the medical research into the adverse effects and benefits presented by the new phenomenon of e-cigarettes is - at this early stage - contradictory or inconclusive.
No one knows for sure. Yet there is no question that the nicotine they contain is addictive—which is one reason many public health experts have grown alarmed by their rapidly increasing popularity. Among their concerns: e-cigs might lure former smokers back to conventional cigarettes, expose users and bystanders alike to unidentified dangers, or become a gateway for teens who might subsequently experiment with tobacco products and other drugs.
A little company called NJOY thinks it has finally designed an electronic cigarette that doesn’t look ridiculous. But would James Dean have smoked one?
The sales pitch of electronic cigarette manufacturers seemed too good to be true. Could nicotine addicts around the world really get their fix whilst dodging the health risks of puffing away on cancer sticks?
Effectively regulated, e-cigarettes have the potential to drastically reduce deaths from tobacco-related diseases among cigarette smokers. In an editorial for the journal Addiction, Sara Hitchman, Ann McNeill, and Leonie Brose of King’s College, London, wrote: “E-cigarettes may offer a way out of the smoking epidemic or a way of perpetuating it; robustly designed, implemented and accurately reported scientific evidence will be the best tool we have to help us predict and shape which of these realities transpires.”
E-cigarettes are getting a bad rap in society. But as unhealthy as they may be, they may have a positive place in society.
We're not here to criticize your choices, or tell you not to smoke. We're here to arm everyone – smokers and non-smokers – with the tools to make change.
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Health concerns exist about the safety of the e-cigarette to nonsmokers. A study published in February 2010 found that nicotine causes the formation of carcinogens when it reacts with nitrous acid - a common component of indoor air. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is exhaled by the user in a vapor cloud. Nicotine is a sticky substance that remains on surfaces for days and weeks, so the hazardous carcinogens continue to be created over time, which are then inhaled, absorbed or ingested
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The bottom line is that we just don’t know enough about e-cigs, so we don’t recommend that you use them. There are other quit aids, with or without nicotine, that have been proven to be safe and effective at helping people quit smoking. But if you do choose to use an e-cig, we recommend that you be very careful!
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