The Pros And Cons Of E-Cigarettes

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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…show more content…
In the article, “The Pros and Cons of E-Cigarette Regulation” Jason Healy, the founder of blu eCigs stated, “a new product that has tremendous potential to reduce tobacco-related harm and disease,” (13). With this statement, Healy is stating that e-cigarettes can be a better alternative to the traditional cigarettes because it won’t cause the same harm as a regular cigarette would to your body. Another argument that may come up is that e-cigarettes can satisfy one’s smoking addiction without actually picking up a traditional cigarette. The liquids that are used for this device contains chemicals that can stimulate the brain, to tell the mind that it’s getting the same sensation as a traditional cigarette. Another response may be that e-cigarettes can help smokers to quit. In the article, “E-Cigarette Use in the Past and Quitting Behavior in the Future: A Population-Based Study” researchers conducted surveys to smokers who used e-cigarettes. Al-Delaimy, the author, stated “… other studies have consistently indicated that smokers who use e-cigarettes do so primarily to help them quit or to decrease cigarette consumption” (1216). In this statement, Al-Delaimy is stating that long-term smokers who uses e-cigarettes usually use this device for the purpose of
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