Just The Flavour Of Tobacco, Not The Harms – E Cigs

They look and feel like real cigarettes, but they’re much more than that. Doubling in market share annually, electronic cigarettes are taking off. Introduced to the U.S. market in 2007, e-cigarettes give smokers the freedom to smoke whenever and wherever they want, tobacco-free, while simultaneously quitting their traditional smoking habits. But there are still a lot of question surrounding the boom of the e-cig.

In the U.S., e-cigs aren’t subject to tobacco laws and the Food and Drug Administration has yet to officially speak out against them. E-cig brands seem to be popping up everywhere. Presented as –

  • Healthier
  • Cheaper
  • More environmentally-friendly than cigarettes

Smokers are using them to break their habit and celebrities are endorsing them–but this new high-tech smoking trend presents a variety of aspects worth a second look.

It looks like a cigarette, smokes like a cigarette, but doesn’t damage or smell like one. This product is a tobacco-free simulation of the cigarette experience. It’s actually an electronic inhaler. The flame is simulated, along with the vapor smoke, and plastic ash tip. The whole experience is “fake,” but satisfying. E-cigarette smokers inhale and exhale a liquid nicotine vapor heated by a battery; the amount of nicotine is chosen by the user.

Many other substitutes have failed, but the smoking experience provided by e-cigs is a sure sign of success for this product and market. Why? Because people addicted to cigarettes are addicted to holding the packing, taking out a cigarette, putting it to their lips, and inhaling. The entire step-by-step process is a package that triggers the emotional response of the smoker.

The niche for this smokeless product might be the key to understanding the success of the e-cig. Take smoke as an example. Both smokers and nonsmokers hate the smell of smoke; e-cigs have a pleasant aroma–an important differentiator in the market.

Now have a look at 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

E Cigarettes And Tobacco Flavour

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