Is the eCigarette Healthy? Can This be the Future of Smoking?
The use of electronic cigarettes or eCigarettes/eCigs have recently grabbed the attention of countless tobacco users worldwide. Are they really a healthier and cheaper alternative to traditional cigarettes? Creators and product users now say you can enjoy a cheaper, healthier cigarette without the bad smells, second-hand smoke, or cancer causing chemicals. With these huge claims, we decided to investigate the eCigarette for our readers.
A few of the benefits claimed from using the eCigarette:
- No tar, tobacco, carbon monoxide, or ash.
- Get the same amount of nicotine as a regular cigarette.
- Each cartridge costs less than $2 and is equivalent to an entire pack of cigarettes.
- Average consumer can expect to save over $1,000 each year.
- You won’t “smell” like a smoker any longer.
- Different flavors are available.
- No more second-hand smoke.
We first researched exactly what expert medical doctors and product users had to say about eCigarettes, and the results were surprising. In fact, Joel Niztkin, Chair of the Tobacco Control Task Force for the American Association of Public Health Physicians concluded that “… if we get all tobacco smokers to switch from regular cigarettes to eCigarettes, we would eventually reduce the U.S. death toll from more than 400,000 a year to less than 4,000, maybe as low as 400.”
It has even been suggested that while utilizing the eCigarette, there is virtually no risk of getting cancer. These conclusions come from studies which show that nicotine is about as equally harmful to your health as caffeine. The real harm in traditional cigarettes comes from the tobacco smoke and the hundreds of additional added chemicals.
Four very well known doctors, from the popular TV show “The Doctors”, have also studied the eCigarette and was featured as one of their top 10 key health trends.
“If you’re one of the millions of people out there, you’re addicted to smoking, there may finally be some hope for you … the eCigarette. It gives you nicotine but it doesn’t give you any of the other 4,000 chemicals that can cause cancer among other problems.”
— Dr. Travis Stork from “The Doctors”
We also learned that the eCigarette is not encompassed by most smoking bans and regulations. With the lack of second-hand smoke, smokers are excited to find that many businesses, bars, and even some airplanes allow them to smoke eCigarettes indoors. Many eCigarette users have also received special permission from their employers to smoke eCigarettes in the work place.
In the United States alone, over 700,000 smokers have already switched to eCigarettes. The Doctors also interviewed Beverly, one of the many whose life has dramatically changed thanks to the eCigarette. She said that she smoked for over 15 years, and she thought that she would never quit. To her surprise though, when she tried eCigarettes she was able to quit smoking regular cigarettes two days later. “I was suspicious at first…but I have to say I am convinced, it’s very good. Its a great alternative. it still gives you the action of smoking. I would as a smoker, recommend it to smokers that are trying to give up (smoking).” — Beverly
We have received a number of positive testimonials such as this one and we feel that as more and more Americans are made aware of this new technology, that more and more smokers will make the switch. Our interviews and research have found that the eCigarette will quickly become the #1 choice for smokers looking to lead a healthier lifestyle. With the high cost of smoking traditional cigarettes, and with the danger cigarettes bring to your health, we give our recommendation and “thumbs up” to anyone looking to give these devices a try.