Electronic Cigarettes Research Paper

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Introduction Cigarette lung cancer, which is caused by smoking cigarettes and tobacco use, is the main cause of preventable human deaths. Cigarette smoking causes damage to your sense of smell. The sense of smell is probably the most important of the five human senses. Cigarette smoking affects different types of tissues in the human body, and thus, it has received universal attention. Fortunately, electronic cigarettes serve as an alternative and are designed to give nicotine to the users while minimizing the adverse effects of smoke. The electric cigarette continues to receive widespread media coverage. Electronic cigarettes are an alternative to cigarettes and provide help to quitting smoking entirely. Electric cigarettes have grown…show more content…
Some articles try to convince the readers that the smoke is considered a hazard to people’s health. The public should be informed about the use of e-cigarettes because more individuals have started using it. Electronic cigarettes have gained exponential popularity over the years. The issue has been raised in various jurisdictions with conflicting existing laws that influence their legality. Globally, regulating bodies are debating on how heavily to regulate electronic cigarettes. Various public health researchers have explored the pros (safer exposure to nicotine and reduction or elimination of cigarette use) and cons (providing a gateway to smoking). Electronic cigarettes remain safe, especially because they prevent combustion of organic substances such as tobacco together with other carcinogenic and toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke (Etter, 2013). An electronic cigarette consists of a refillable cartridge, battery and an atomizer (electrical heating element). The cartridge contains a food flavor, nicotine (optional), water, and propylene glycol (Goniewicz, Lingas, & Hajek). On activation of the cigarette, the liquid is heated and changed into a visible vapor usually inhaled or exhaled by the smoker. First-generation electronic cigarettes look like small cigarettes. They have low capacity batteries with a liquid cartomizer surrounding the heating element. The…show more content…
I used to smoke traditional cigarettes and have a firsthand experience of the damage they can cause to someone’s health. Electronic cigarettes are a better and safer alternative to smoking that can help save many lives. A scientific review of research on content, safety and use of electronic cigarettes concluded that although long-term effects of electronic cigarettes remain unknown, they have minimal implications for both users and bystanders as compared to analogue cigarettes (Hajek et al., 2014). According to the scientific journals, the current gaps in knowledge do not validate the strict regulation of electronic cigarettes. Decisions have the maximum public health benefit if they are proportional as well as evidence-based and possess logical explanations of benefits and risks. According to a research team from the Queen Mary University of London, electronic cigarettes should be allowed to compete with analogue cigarettes in the market. Health care specialists may direct smokers who are reluctant to terminate nicotine use to shift to electronic cigarettes. The target groups include smokers who have not succeeded in quitting with current treatments (Hajek et al.,
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