Cigarettes Vs E-Cigarettes Essay

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Cigarettes have been a problem in society since 1881, being the leading cause of cancer and death from cancer. Cancers caused by smoking include lung, throat, kidney, stomach, as well as many more. However, in the 21st century, today, we have created electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes. Although smoking anything can be harmful to your body, e-cigarettes can assist current tobacco cigarette smokers to quit or reduce the amount that they smoke by reducing the nicotine cravings that those smokers get when they can not have a cigarette and e-cigarettes are also less harmful on your body when smoked compared to a tobacco cigarette. E-cigarettes can assist the current tobacco cigarette consumers to quit smoking completely or to reduce the…show more content…
Tobacco cigarettes have many harmful carcinogens while e-cigarettes have little to none. “Constituents of cigarette smoke that harm health -- including carcinogens -- are either absent in e-cigarette vapour or, if present, they are mostly at levels much below 5% of smoking doses (mostly below 1% and far below safety limits for occupational exposure).” (Galloway). As a result, e-cigarettes produce less carcinogens than tobacco cigarettes and are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes and as a result of this reduce the risk of cancer in smokers. E-cigarettes also only produce aldehydes, an organic compound formed by the oxidation of alcohols, under certain conditions while tobacco cigarettes produce aldehydes when one is lit. “Under certain conditions, e-cigarettes may release high levels of aldehydes, aldehydes including Formaldehyde’(Methanol)`are released in tobaccos and contribute to its toxicity. Formaldehyde may be released when the e-liquid is overheated, when the e-liquid is low or the power setting of the e-cigarette is too high. Vapers call this a `dry puff’ that poses no danger to vapers because it is aversive. Normal vaping generates negligible aldehyde levels.” (Galloway). Consequently, e-cigarettes produce less harmful chemicals than a tobacco cigarette and as a result are less likely to lead to deadly diseases
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