Electronic cigarettes are seen by many as a healthy alternative to smoking tobacco. Some consider e-cig as effective smoking cessation devices. Doctors and researchers are set out to determine what the short term effects of smoking e-cig on different individuals, including those with no known health problems and those smokers with or without lung problems.
They found out that using e-cig caused an instant increase in airway resistance that lasted for 10 minutes. The effect of smoking e-cig to non – smokers even raised their airway resistance to 206% from182% according to researchers. Current regular smokers have also shown an increase in airway resistance.
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What are E-Cigarettes? These are battery operated devices that stimulate tobacco smoking. They consist of heating elements that are activated through suction by the user. This heats a nicotine solution, turning it into vapor that can be inhaled.
The use of e-cig has rocketed in recent years; it became famous to people who are tobacco smokers and even to non-regular smokers. However, a lot of controversies have raised especially their safety. Manufacturers of this devices claim that the device are safe and can be used as smoking cessation aids. Researchers found out that 20% of individuals who tried to quit smoking using e-cig succeeded. Other studies shows that the used of e-cig has no link whatsoever in reducing the use of conventional cigarettes.
Some articles regarding the questionable claim of using e-cig as a smoking cessation says that there is a lack of evidence to suggest that consumers should use e-cig for this purpose. There is a lack of sufficient testing due to the fact that e-cig has not been long enough in the market compared to conventional cigarette. There may be long term health risks that at present unknown.
Researchers also suggest that e-cig should be subjected to FDA regulation. They said that the nicotine solution regardless of how it is delivered to the body is a form of drug exposure, and the device itself serves as paraphernalia for drug delivery system, both components fall under FDA according to researchers.
According to FDA, they are proposing to regulate e-cig alongside cigars, pipe tobacco, nicotine gels, water pipe/hookah tobacco and dissolvable. If approved this means that the sale of this products to minors below 18 years of age will be banned. It is better to quit and take good care of your health, it would be best to take vitamin supplements for a healthy you.