During the 1950s, the tobacco industry was plagued with a cataclysmic disaster, wherein smoking was related to lung-related illnesses like esophageal cancer and heart disease. This gave rise to e-cigarettes with tall claims, professing that e-cigarettes are relatively less harmful and help the smoker to gradually quit smoking. We’re not sure if this is just hearsay passed through the grapevine or actual facts. Nevertheless, e-cigarettes are a rising trend in the modern world. Scientific researchers believe that there’s much to still be explored about the side-effects of e-cigarettes. However, it’s a popular opinion that they are less injurious, albeit still harmful.
How do they function? As the name implies, electronic cigarettes are run by a battery that fuels the heating of a certain e-liquid that turns into aerosol, which the user inhales. The ingredients of this liquid are mostly comprised of nicotine (an addictive that is typically found in tobacco cigarettes and cigars), glycerin, glycol, chemicals, and a variety of flavors like lime and mint. Studies have proven that e-cigarettes contain many potentially harmful ingredients that could cause cancer like diacetyl and lead. It may not be as threatening to health as tobacco smoking but they’re not entirely benign. E-cigs are advertised heavily in the form of commercials and billboards, skyrocketing its consumption amongst the people. They are just a chic form of electronic device that is engineered to deliver the same nicotine that is otherwise found in an ordinary, commercial cigarette.
They go by many names like e-hookah, pipes, vapes, etc. PGVB labs are a popular brand for selling a variety of e-liquids. They also come in a large range of sizes and shapes that imitate the appearance of pipes, cigars, flash drives or the regular cigarette. They almost always contain nicotine, even if the brand claims otherwise.
E-cigarettes poses a risk to health beyond an inch of doubt. It can affect both the young and old, particularly pregnant women. If consumed by an expectant mother, it can cause severe cognitive disabilities for the baby, not to mention that it can lead to a cumbersome path of addiction. Young people like teenagers are particularly advised to abstain from use.
Much like in the case of tobacco where passive participants are equally affected, e-cigarettes are known to present the same problem. Particles like lead and other chemicals have deadly effects for both the smoker and surrounding individuals alike.