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Facts about the electric cigarette

You can have an opinion about something, but that doesn't make it true. Certainly with the electric cigarette information sometimes wants to be colored by opinions and assumptions. Both proponents and opponents are not immune to this. Let us try to override our own prejudices by listing eight facts about the electric cigarette and traditional tobacco:

  1. There are thousands of chemicals that are formed during tobacco burning, many of which are harmful to health.
  2. Nicotine is an addictive substance that is always present in tobacco products, but not always in alternatives such as e-liquid.
  3. Nicotine is a very addictive substance, but it is not a substance that poses an immediate health hazard.
  4. Propylene Glycol is a liquid that often occurs in e-liquids. Although this adjuvant also occurs in asthma sufferers, there are people who are hypersensitive to it.
  5. Vegetable Glycerin is also a liquid that is often used in e-liquids. This excipient is used in various foods and is therefore suitable for internal use.
  6. People in America have died of e-liquids with THC, an active (psychedelic) substance in weed. The cause of death is not THC, but the oil-based fluid that deposits on the lungs.
  7. Since the introduction of e-cigarettes, the number of smokers has decreased every year. Whether this is due to fumes, we cannot conclude with certainty that e-cigarettes are not used as a "stepping stone" to smoking is demonstrable.
  8. The number of cases of fire at home is hundreds of times higher among smokers than according to the fire brigade in England.

Smoking and fumes are not the same, although both habits are alike. Combustion and evaporation are essentially different processes. By combining cigarettes and e-cigarettes, important facts are overlooked. The international disagreement about the use of alternatives to cigarette smoking indicates that factual information is not always paramount.