E-cigarette, since its release, has been the subject of debate whether it's a safer alternative to smoking or not. According to a verdict by U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, on 7 December 2010, FDA was ordered to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products and it is not allowed to block its import.
Despite the fact that e-cig or e-hookah is marketed and sold as a tobacco product, not a therapeutic or medicinal device; it has become immensely popular in the community of smokers who consider it a safer alternative to smoking. In fact there are many research organizations who advocate the use of e-hookah to switch to safer smoking.
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According to a research study conducted by The Lancet, E-cigarettes, with or without nicotine, may help smokers to quit. Though the researchers also talk about some adverse effects, they were lesser when compared to traditional smoking.
To understand the effect of e-cigarette, we need to know how an ecig works. E-hookah doesn't contain tobacco. E-cig or e-hookah consists of a battery, a vaporization chamber and a cartridge containing liquid nicotine. The heating device heats up the liquid nicotine thereby forming vapors that you inhale and exhale. The exhaled vapors resemble the smoke.
Generally, two types of ehookah, also referred to as ecig, are available in the market – rechargeable and disposable. While disposable hookah is for one time use, rechargeable hookah can be recharged and reused.
Be it a rechargeable hookah or disposable hookah, none contains tobacco or tar something that straightaway makes safer over conventional smoking. Here are some of the other reasons that make it a healthier alternative to smoking:
E-hookah doesn't produce that awful odor
Smoking smells awful. Everybody knows that after a couple of puffs of cigarette. But this is not a case with e-cigarettes or e-hookah. The reason is e-hookah doesn't contain tar or other chemicals that produce a distinctive smell when burnt.
Doesn't emit harmful smoke
Conventional smoking is harmful not only for the smoker but also for his/her family members or co-workers as the smoke created due burning of tobacco contains harmful cancer causing particles. E-cigarette users on the other hand exhale vapors that evaporate immediately.
Cheaper than traditional cigarettes
An average price of a cigarette pack in the USA ranges between $7-10. A pack-a-day smoker usually spends $250-300 monthly on smoking. An e-hookah, on the other hand, lasts for around 800-1200 puffs (depending on the brand) and is available at a price range between $20 and $40. When you compare the both, e-cigarettes are cheaper by a large margin and of course they are safer too.
E-cigarettes are safer over conventional smoking
It's out. E-cigarettes are safer than the traditional cigarettes for obvious reasons. Ecig does not contain tobacco, tar and other harmful cancer causing particles. These are available with or without nicotine. Also there is no risk of passive smoking with e-hookah and ecigarette. It's safer for you and your loved ones.
E-hookah – be it a disposable or rechargeable ehookah – is a safer and healthier alternative to smoking though researchers are still not sure about its utility towards helping smokers quit smoking.