Electronic Cigarettes: A Risk and Regulatory Analysis Introduction Tobacco smoking is one of the largest preventable causes of chronic disease and premature death in the world today. Despite increased education and scientific research, smoking habits and nicotine addiction persist. It is estimated, for example, that today’s global smoking population stands at one billion, approximately half of whom will experience health problems or premature death as a result of their exposure. Tobacco smoking and disease cause around five million deaths each year, including 700 000 within the European Union and 480 000 within the USA (including deaths from second hand smoke) . It is even estimated that smoking will contribute to one billion tobacco-related
E-cigarettes are battery powered devices that vaporize a flavored propylene glycol or glycerin solution. Some liquids that are used for the device sometimes contain nicotine (BMC Medicine 1). E-cigarettes were introduced to North America in 2007. When it comes to the topic of e-cigarettes, most of us will readily agree that it’s not a cigarette at all due to the absence of combustions related toxins. Where this agreement usually ends, however, the question is whether the contents that makes up the liquid are safe. Whereas, a few are convinced that it does not contain any harmful chemicals to the body. Many people would assume that e-cigarettes can be allowed to smoke in public, but I believe that they are the same as regular cigarettes and
As I read this article, and continued my research on this topic, I have come to a decision. I disagree with the argument the electronic cigarettes will lead to the addictive use of traditional cigarettes. As more and more people purchase and use these electronic cigarettes, they become addicted to the artificial flavors of the e-juice and the nicotine, not the idea of traditional cigarettes. The multiple different flavors draw their attention, the nicotine is just the one thing they don’t pay as much attention to. They continue making new flavors that grab the attention of teens and young adults which is the reason more and more teens and young adults begin “smoking” electronic cigarettes.
Everybody around this fine nation has been wondering what is the real difference is between the E-cigarette and just the plain cigarette. Well, what is it? There is mixed emotions for this topic and if you plan to use these products or are already addicted to these products then this essay will let you think more about this topic and how it may affect your life as a whole. Many consequences may come with using these products as both may lead to health issues, your popularity as a whole, and how it may affect the people around you that you love. At this given time in this essay I believe both of these products are bad in a multitude of different reasons.
Doesn't it hurt when you know that someone you love and admire is doing something that they shouldn't be doing at such a young age. That's is how I felt when I found out my friends were smoking. Kids my age or much older, for century's have smoked, before they had an excuse. People didn't know it was bad to smoke, but as scientist found out that cigarettes aren't as great as they thought. Tobacco companies were losing money at the speed of light, because people realized the negative effect to . Soon after that an invention was created, Electronic cigarettes also known as e-cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes are the advance version of cigarettes but "better" and "safer". Cigarettes contain a lot of unordinary substances such as nicotine a very addictive substance, house cleaning ingredients, nail polish remover, ingredient in hair dye and a lot more. There infinite things being put into cigarettes. E- cigarettes
Ever since their introduction into the market, electronic cigarettes have raised a lot of questions with the health community. Electronic cigarettes have been both credited as a potential tool for people against smoking and deemed a gateway for folks to begin smoking again. Either way, the main question is whether or not e-cigarettes are harmful to the health of those who use them.
According to the bulletin of the World Health Organization there are almost 1 billion male and 250 million female smokers worldwide and every day an estimated 82 000 to 99 000 young people start smoking; many are children under the age of 10 and most reside in low- or middle-income countries, if this trend continues, then tobacco could kill a billion people around the world in this century. Aside from death, smoking tobacco gives of a great number of negative effects in the global community, such as it exacerbates poverty, contributes to world hunger and reduces economic productivity. Tobacco use and poverty are inextricably linked. In the article of the World Health Organization entitled “Why is tobacco a public health priority?”
Andy Tan is one three authors of this journal. He works for Harvard University School of Health and has been featured around the world for his research in public health. The finished work was then published to Elsevier. Elsevier is a world leading provider in information for healthcare providers. This journal is very famous and prestigious. They provide information on new technologies, medications, and patient care. This article is about the study done based on what US adults believed about electronic cigarettes. Then they compared the beliefs between electronic cigarette uses and non-users. The researchers found that 1 in 3 people believed that electronic cigarettes helped smokers wait and are less harmful than smoking traditional cigarettes.
Even though electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) have been around since 2004, it’s still slightly jarring to see someone smoking indoors when cigarettes are mostly banned from enclosed public spaces. That’s just one example on how e-cigs have shaped the way we view smoking.
Electronic cigarettes were first introduced into the tobacco market in 2003. However, in the last few years, electronic cigarettes have been trending, especially among high school students. According to the Surgeon General study, “In 2015, 1 in 6 high school students reported using e-cigarettes in the last month”. The promotion and production of electronic cigarettes is an issue that must be addressed because they are attracting minors who may have never been addicted to nicotine prior to the introduction of e-cigarettes in the market.
Have you ever noticed the increasing number of users of the electronic cigarettes? Electronic cigarettes (EC) use double every day. During my senior year in high school, I remember when the EC first came out into the market. I watched everyone trying it for the first time, both smokers and non-smokers. Some people thought that this was a safer way to smoke while others thought it was a great way for them quit smoking. The next day at school I saw teens, who had never smoked in their life, talking about it, and they wanted to try it. I knew that there was something wrong with electronic cigarettes, because everyone was ignoring its possible dangerous effects. When lunch time came, my friends and I were talking about the dangers associated with EC. One of my best-friends told us that he already purchased one. He went on to say that he tried it, and it was wonderful and tasty. He began to attempt at convincing us to try it, because he felt that it was safe.
According to The Washington Post just in one year from 2013-2014, the numbers of school students using e-cigarettes is tripled and it’s gone up 800 percent since 2011.Contrary to that This is because it is often portrayed as harmless and it is being sold in such kid-friendly options as coca-cola, candy, strawberry and many other flavors. This has raised fears in society as it is been decade, we tried to combating and decreasing the numbers of smokers (Dennis). Also, a research found that teenagers who used this device are 3 times more likely to smoke regular cigarettes compared to those who had never use this device as a lot of parents are fine with their children using this device and they are not aware of the danger of it (Spencer). Moreover, there is more report that children drinking the e-cigarette juice and become horribly ill. For example a case in New York where a toddler died after ingesting liquid nicotine intended for use in an e-cigarette as many parents unaware of the safety risks to children from unsafe storage of e-liquid.
Mosts if not all e-cigarettes work the same way. On the inside theres a heatng lemnet, battery and a cartirdge which holds nicotineas and other liiquids that provide flavoring. By providing the user with nictine, it elimnates cigareette smoke and provide the user with vapor instead.
Worldwide, tobacco use causes about 90% of lung cancer deaths, 30% of all cancers, 20-25% of coronary heart diseases and stroke deaths, and more than 80% of chronic bronchitis and emphysema”. (Jordan 1). Secondly not only does it affect smokers but even people who don 't even partake in the activity of smoking cigarettes. Second hand smoke is a serious issue and can cause cancer almost easy as being an actual smoker can.
Smoking has been a long time habit round the world. However, in the past, smoking cigarette was very popular and known to be a cool recreational drug, and was widely accepted by the community across the world. Today smoking has been less widely accepted and more restricted because of the many health risks that are linked to smoking cigarette. These days, people are well educated and more knowledgeable about the health risks of smoking.