Imagine if there has been an alternative to smoking cigarettes life could have been way different than the smoky addictions of today. This alternative might have facilitated many individuals quit smoking and come up with solely a fraction of the harmful chemicals that cigarettes do. Well, you don’t need to imagine the scenario anymore. This adorable alternative actually exists in one very common-to-man form. We peeps title it as electronic cigarettes!
“E-cigarettes are the most innovative and promising smoking-cessation product invented for all those helpless addicts.”
Guess the strict public health officers and the ‘dangerous to smokers’ anti-tobacco activists’ league is in favor of this life-saving innovation now? Unfortunately No! Not exactly! In fact they are the majority entirely against it. Why? As a result of many researches, they in reality create no substantial distinction between e-cigarettes and real cigarettes though these two differ from each other in noticeable ways. To start with answers to why and what, let’s just think of it as ‘e-cigarettes aren’t cigarettes!’ This is because they contain no tobacco. Instead it is a sort of liquid containing nicotine, derived from tobacco leaves and further vaporized which is inhaled by the users. The perfect reason for e-cigarettes being called as e-liquids comes in existence here! Vapor, mind you – not smoke.
In our discussion, this is vital information because real damage comes from the combustion method of tobacco that releases many toxic compounds referred to as tar. Since e-cigarettes don’t have any tobacco and no combustion takes place; no tar is released making the product extremely harmless. Enticingly, according to Britain’s Department of Health, this worthy product gets a minimum of ninety-fifth times less harmful than tobacco cigarettes. E-cigarettes do contain nicotine which indeed is an addictive drug. However, there exists very tiny proof that nicotine alone is dangerous. Fitting to the results, this makes e-cigarettes very similar to caffeine – a drug used on a daily basis by countless individuals. Brad Rodu, an oral cancer specialist at the University of Louisville, shared his view in this sort of manner,
“I love coffee, and I’m certain I might get caffeine if I smoked my coffee beans… However, I’d be paying a far different price in overall health [if I did].”
In other words, once it involves addictive substances like caffeine or nicotine, it isn’t the habit-forming substance that is actually harmful; this is how it was actually delivered. As South African medical specialist mike Russell said regarding cigarettes:
“People smoke for the nicotine; however they die from the tar.”
And again, there’s no tar in e-cigarettes to ones satisfaction. Does this all mean e-cigarettes are completely safe for smoking a life? Of course not! Smoking can never be tagged as a ‘completely safe’ habit. E-cigarettes are a comparatively new innovation thus a lot of research is required, especially on long-run effects. There is additionally an area for sensible regulation to confirm client safety. Nevertheless, unlike traditional everyday merchandise, any potential risk posed by e-cigarettes is much outweighed by a real – non-potential good. Saving lives by providing nicotine that smokers enjoy while not delivering the deadly toxins that may kill them sounds a good mantra.
Several former smokers have productively used e-cigarettes in order to kick their drug addiction altogether. A recent study in an Oxford Journal peer-reviewed publication Nicotine and Tobacco analysis, said that
“E-cigarettes may cut back smoking-related deaths by twenty-one per cent.”
That is thousands of lives each year! John Britton, an epidemiologist and director of the University of Nottingham’s Center for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, is even a lot of optimistic;
“E-cigarettes are the primary genuinely new method of helping individuals stop smoking that has come along in decades… They have the potential to assist half or more of all smokers get off cigarettes.”
So, again, you’d suppose public health officers and anti-tobacco groups would be doing everything that may encourage smokers convert from cigarettes to e-cigarettes. Yet annoyingly, they push for laws and rules that equate the two products: cigarettes are dangerous therefore; e-cigarettes should also be dangerous! As of August 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration have ruled that all e-cigarettes should undergo an extended and costly application method. This may end up costing as much as $1 million per new product whereas, some of the biggest makers are going to be able to shoulder the prices and navigate the regulatory mess effortlessly. Yet, most of the tiny e-cigarette firms are going to be forced out of business. With less competition, e-cigarettes can become more expensive, and lots of individuals will go right back to smoking.
E-cigarette prohibitionists might imagine they’re using a “better-safe-than-sorry” approach to save consumers from some yet-to-be-discovered danger, however, they’re not. In fact, they are actually endangering countless smokers who would make the switch if e-cigarette market is allowed to flourish. As Joe Nocera, a New York Times columnist wrote,
“Equating smoking cigarettes with inhaling e-cigarettes is a huge disservice to public health. On the scale of potential harms, e-cigarettes are not even within the same ballpark as flammable cigarettes. They need the potential to save countless lives.”
The government has to develop a brand new paradigm for dealing with e-cigarettes – one that ensures basic standards and conversely, recognizes their relative safety proffering a huge benefit to public health. Sadly, if they don’t do this, many more lives will stay at risk as per a dark and real imagination!
The point of allowing e-cigarettes is nowhere about allowing them as a must-try fave! Yet, these turn out to be way better and less harmful than the killer tobacco smoking!