E-cigarettes Are a Disguise

Casey Hansen, Hard News Writer

A common misconception that has been repeated is that e-cigarettes are the same as cigarettes, but without any harmful consequences. Researchers have found that this could not be farther from the truth. Recent studies done by the University of North Carolina shows that e-cigarettes can cause problems to the heart, lungs and re-productivity.


There is a massive amount of evidence showing that the use of e-cigarettes can lead to addiction. Depending on the device and the e-liquid it contains, as well as the individual’s vapor practices, the exposure to nicotine can have varying effects according to these factors. However, the report uses evidence showing that the intake of nicotine from e-cigarettes, used by experienced adults, can be comparable to that of conventional cigarettes.


Traditional cigarettes are highly dangerous to human health, most of it coming from the inhalation of tobacco smoke. According to studies pertaining to cigarettes, there is substantial evidence showing that most e-cigarettes emit various toxic substances that are in cigarettes. In addition to that, it is proven that e-cigarettes contain less toxins and lower levels of smoke than traditional cigarettes.


Even with this slightly less dangerous replacement of cigarettes, it is found that, “an overwhelming amount of people who use e-cigarettes have started using traditional cigarettes,” as stated by Mitch Zeller, head of the agency’s tobacco division. This puts individuals at a higher risk for addiction. Any significant linkage between e-cigarettes and long-term smoking has not yet been confirmed.


The new report by the National Academies of Science and Engineering and Medicine is the most comprehensive analysis of existing research on e-cigarettes. They have found conclusive proof that the devices are safer than traditional smoking products.


Though it is proven that e-cigarettes are less harmful than traditional cigarettes, the risks from using this device is just as high. Dr Mehmet Kesimer, who led the North Carolina study, states, that “there is confusion about whether e-cigarettes are ‘safer’ than cigarettes,” explaining the uncommon knowledge that people have about the detrimental consequences.