Talking Better Health – Nicotine Free E Cigarettes

Health Canada, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization have all issued warnings in the past five years about the potential dangers and many unknowns about e-cigarettes.

Among the chief concerns are the fact that nicotine e-cigarettes contain nitrosamines, a known carcinogen, and that they often come in fruit or candy flavours like chocolate, cherry or piña colada that may appeal to youth and could lead them to get hooked on cigarettes.

If the effects of e-cigarettes containing nicotine are so grave, why are health experts pushing for their approval here?

Boston University’s Siegel said the dangers are greatly exaggerated. While it’s true that e-cigarettes contain trace levels of nitrosamines, so do approved nicotine replacement therapy products, such as patches and gums. The amounts are very low and don’t appear to cause any health problems, he said. And unlike those products, e-cigarettes afford smokers who are hooked on the act of holding a cigarette, taking a drag and inhaling, a very similar experience.

“We know hundreds of thousands of people are dying from cigarettes, yet those are perfectly legal,” said Siegel, who does not accept financial compensation from any e-cigarette company. “If [Health Canada is] going to ban anything, why not ban tobacco cigarettes?”

The real potential of e-cigarettes is harm reduction, said Theo Moraes, a pediatric respirologist at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. Refusing to regulate nicotine-containing e-cigarettes ignores the reality that many Canadians are already purchasing them online or buying them elsewhere, he said. Naming certain of its benefits –

  • No smoke

Electronic cigarettes give off no smoke! They only produce water vapor.  There are no pollutants being released into the air every time you take a puff. It’s the ‘green’ alternative to traditional cigarettes.

  • No Smoke smell

No more smoke smelling hair and clothes. When you use an electronic cigarette you breath out pure water vapor which contains no odor. I have used mine in the homes of non-smokers with no complaints.

  • Smoke where ever and when ever you want

Electronic cigarettes allow you to puff where ever you are so you can get your nicotine fix in places where smoking is not permitted. Now you can calm your cravings at work, in the restaurant, at the bar, or airport without having to step out for a ‘smoking break’.

Time to go through the reference links now –

  1. Booming Industry Of E Cigarettes by Forbes
  2. E Cigarette Benefits by Central
  3. E Cigarettes Friends by Latino Sposts

Nicotine Free E Cigarettes – Sneak Peek In The Past

Electronic cigarettes are devices which are used by smokers to replace their conventional cigarettes. This is a healthier way of smoking and the manufacturers claim that this can really help people in stopping and reducing addiction.

The person inhales the vaporized nicotine produced by this device. This nicotine is produced from the propylene glycol. This is called nicotine solution which gets vaporized once the sensors that are present in the device detect air flow from the mouth piece when the user tries to smoke.

The flavor experienced by the smoker is almost the same when they inhaled a tobacco.

Electronic cigarettes are non-polluting, non-flammable and non-carcinogenic. The smoker can inhale just the nicotine vapor and is not affected by that tar and tobacco which is found in the cigarettes. The state-of-the-art micro-electronic technology provides the user a real-time experience of smoking without affecting the environment and the people around. Normal cigarettes release about 4000 harmful chemical substances in addition to nicotine. The best things of e cigarettes being –

  • Use of chemicals is avoided by the electronic cigarettes.
  • The ingredients of the electronic cigarettes are not cancer-causing agents.

Electronic cigarettes have come a long way from their initial version. The current version looks more realistic and is comparatively more user friendly as compared to the earlier ones. The user gets almost the same satisfaction as the conventional cigarette.

However, the major advantage is that it just offers ‘the experience’ of smoking but does not produce smoke. Unlike traditional cigarettes that release a cloud of smoke after a puff, there is no visual residue while using electronic cigarettes. Hence, people around are not affected due to passive smoking. The usual effects of smoking like development of yellow fingers and teeth are completely prevented.

But, while using the electronic cigarette, the user would not know how much of nicotine vapor they have inhaled which is quite dangerous. This is because when the smoker uses a cigarette, they stop once a whole cigarette is exhausted. Electronic cigarettes would work as long as the battery is charged. Even if the charge gets exhausted, nicotine solution is still present. A fully charged electronic cigarette can work for several hours thus, the user should be aware of the amount of vapor he is inhaling. Too much of inhaling can cause side effects of excessive nicotine in the body.

Now, these are the reference links –

  1. Quit Smoking Through E Cigarettes by Fox News
  2. E Cigarette Benefits by Base
  3. E Cigarette by Medscape

Nicotine Free E Cigarette Juice – Info

Like gunpowder, the e-cigarette is a Chinese invention. The first ones came from the Ruyan company in 2004. According to media reports, Ruyan says it sold 300,000 e-cigarettes in 2008, and it’s far from the only company making the devices.

The e-cigarette comes in many shapes and sizes. Many look more or less like long cigarettes; others look like cigars or pipes. They all work the same basic way –

  • The user inhales through a mouthpiece.
  • Air flow triggers a sensor that switches on a small, battery-powered heater.
  • The heater vaporizes liquid nicotine in a small cartridge (it also activates a light at the “lit” end of the e-cigarette). Users can opt for a cartridge without nicotine.
  • The heater also vaporizes propylene glycol (PEG) in the cartridge. PEG is the stuff of which theatrical smoke is made.The user gets a puff of hot gas that feels a lot like tobacco smoke.
  • When the user exhales, there’s a cloud of PEG vapor that looks like smoke. The vapor quickly dissipates.
  • E-cigarettes contain no tobacco products; even the nicotine is synthetic.
  • Inhaling on an e-cigarette and the resulting buzzy satisfaction can vary greatly depending on the brand used, the nicotine content of the liquid, and the user’s tolerance. My brand of choice as of late has been the Logic rechargeable with refills. On a typical week I’ll go through about five refill cartridges of “extra high” nicotine volume, which I suppose would put me at about just over two packs a day if worked out to regular cigarettes.
  • When I was smoking cigarettes, I would smoke maybe a half pack a day. But I’m not convinced I’m getting more nicotine per day puffing on e-cigarettes than I would if I were smoking cigarettes. 
  • This is because my e-cigarette inhaling habits vary wildly and I suspect the nicotine levels also vary from e-cig to e-cig and refill to refill. It is easy to suck on one of these things all day, like an adult pacifier. It’s also easy to take inconsistent drags, and each brand has a different draw. Also, the lower the battery the harder you have to draw on the e-cig to get a proper hit.

Have a look at the reference links now –

  1. Quit Smoking Through E Cigarettes by Fox News
  2. E Cigarette Benefits by Base
  3. E Cigarette by Medscape