Although electronic cigarettes were developed decades ago, few people thought that they would ever see the light of day. There are many people who wonder to this day whether leaving tobacco smoking for the use of electronic cigarettes is safe.
The answer to this question is simple. Way back in 1963 when electronic cigarettes were invented, nobody asked ‘is nicotine bad for you?’ This is because nobody thought of the potential health implications that come with smoking tobacco. If electronic cigarettes could have started to be produced when they were first designed, there is a good chance that they would have completely overtaken tobacco cigarettes by now.
In order for a product to become as successful as electronic cigarettes are today, there are two things that a person can do. One of those things is to make a product that is very important in peoples’ lives.
It should be the solution to a problem that has been bothering people for a long time. There should also be no doubt concerning the product’s safety. In the case of electronic cigarettes a common question is, ‘is nicotine bad for you?’
This question has been answered many times over. The other method of making a product very popular is to produce it in a way that helps people to eliminate serious threats such as the threat of cancer. A product is sure to become very popular if it is as revolutionary and as useful as electronic cigarettes are today.
How e-cigs and tobacco are related
Electronic cigarettes give users a feeling that is much like the feeling of smoking tobacco. This is because they deliver nicotine, but without most other chemicals associated with the horrors of fatal lung cancer, and many other smoking-related illness that is so often fatal. It is perhaps the supreme irony of tobacco cigarettes that the key addicive substance – and no one is suggesting that ecigs with nicotine are anything but, i can attest from my own use that ecigs from a plain addiction / habit perspective indeed are.
But Nicotine Itself Has Never Been Shown To Be A Carcinogen – Or The Cause Of Most Of the Illness We associate with Smoking
To read some more about this from authority sources who actually have studied these things – here are some of the thoughs and statements from the pros…
Is nicotine getting a bad rap?
It could be all the other compounds in tobacco that make nicotine addictive, says a Wellington researcher.
Nicotine is a chemical compound found naturally in the tobacco plant, and widely assumed to be responsible for people’s addiction to cigarette smoking. Yet nicotine is only one of 4000 different chemicals in tobacco smoke, many of which have yet to be characterised. The Listener interviewed Katie Brennan from Victoria University’s School of Psychology, whose research interests include behavioural pharmacology and drug addiction, and found that nicotine is not as guilty as often charged….
That Site Wants Payments for Full Articles – but thankfully there is plenty of other sources of balanced and fairly trustworthy sources – here is a collection and I urge you to explore the research yourself – as with all controvertial topics where conflicting parties have clashing interests involved… (think big pharm and money … what else is new).
HERE IS WHAT THE EXCELLENT (though a few years old, the information on the site is – while clearly PRO ECig – backs up its efforts to dispell the many myths (and outright lies) too common in the history to date of ecig controversy. From the site’s page about nicotine:
What is Nicotine? Is it like Caffeine?
Nicotine is a naturally occurring liquid alkaloid. An alkaloid is an organic compound made out of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and sometimes oxygen. These chemicals can have definitive effects on the human body. For example, many people regularly enjoy the stimulating effects of another alkaloid, caffeine, as they enjoy a cup or two of coffee in the morning. Both caffeine and nicotine are classified as secondary stimulants because they affect the sympathetic nervous system more than the central nervous system. Also, unlike stimulants that are abused for recreational purposes, caffeine and nicotine produce an increased energy level, but not a feeling of intoxication. Nicotine acts as a stimulant mostly in new users, whereas long-term users claim that it relaxes them.
Nicotine in the Electronic CigaretteTruthAboutEcigs.com was designed to dispel the hysteria surrounding the e-cig and the current attempts by governmental agencies and “health advocacy” groups to mislead the public about the e-cig. The e-cig is the first technology that smokers actually prefer as their logical alternative to smoking tobacco, which is the one product we know kills over 400,000 Americans annually. Nicotine and caffeine are enjoyed by millions of Americans, but now there are attempts being made to classify nicotine as a drug and limit its availability to adults. This potential action is a threat to American adults’ freedom to utilize the pleasurable effects of nicotine when delivered via an electronic cigarette.
FROM The American College of Chest Physicians http://journal.publications.chestnet.org/
WHO Are They? Not being wildly connected with the various sub-specialty communities in professional Medical Research, I’ll take a leap of faith here and quote who they say they are
ACCP Mission: To promote the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases through education, communication, and research.
The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), 18,500 members strong, remains ever-focused on its mission to promote the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases through education, communication, and research…. find out more here: http://www.chestnet.org/accp/accp-global-leader-clinical-chest-medicine
Conclusions: NP, as used in the Lung Health Study, appears to be safe and unrelated to any cardiovascular illnesses or other serious side effects.
This substance is the main reason why people become hooked to tobacco cigarettes. Even though electronic cigarettes are like tobacco cigarettes and they don’t have the risks of tobacco, a person wonders, ‘is nicotine bad for you?’ Smokers of tobacco are sometimes hooked too much to the substance that they can’t stop using it unless a near exact feeling of tobacco smoking is created.
Electronic cigarettes go the extra step and give tobacco smokers a real lifeline. This is because they are not only produced in order to satisfy the craving for nicotine; they are designed in order to completely do away with the risks associated with tobacco smoking. Electronic cigarettes in fact do so well that people have no trouble at all when switching from smoking tobacco cigarettes to using electronic cigarettes. In today’s health conscious world, nobody wants to engage in an activity that has questionable safety. This is why a person would ask ‘is nicotine bad for you?’ before starting to use electronic cigarettes as a replacement for tobacco cigarettes. The good part is that electronic cigarettes have undergone more than enough preparation in order to make them safe for use.
A person who decides to start using electronic cigarettes instead of tobacco cigarettes usually kills two birds with one stone when he makes the changes. This is because electronic cigarettes are not only safer than tobacco cigarettes; they are also a lot more fun to use. One of the factors that make them better than tobacco cigarettes is the sheer number of choices that you get regardless of the quality that you are looking for. With an electronic cigarette it is like being presented with a blank piece of paper and being told to draw whatever you want on the paper and whatever you draw becomes your cigarette. The list of benefits you get for electronic cigarettes is very long.
Benefits of e-cigs
A person usually has an important question in his mind about electronic cigarettes and that is, ‘is nicotine bad for you?’ This question is answered very satisfactorily. There are also many other benefits that you get from using electronic cigarettes as shall be listed below.
- Electronic cigarettes contain nicotine which is confirmed to have no serious adverse effect on the body in moderte doses. Several studies have proven that nicotine is totally safe to consume and that it doesn’t show any signs of toxicity to the human body (again DOSAGE is crucial – it is a poison at high levels – if you use eliquid by bottle, keep it safely away from kids!). Of course too much of anything is poisonous and people should avoid taking too much of the substance.
- Electronic cigarettes don’t need a flame in order to operate. This is because they use energy that is stored in a battery and therefore you don’t have to carry along a cigarette lighter.
- Electronic cigarettes are very flexible. This has given manufacturers the ability to change them as much as they want and it is therefore easier to customize e-cigs to the tastes and preferences of consumers.
- Smoking electronic cigarettes is probably healthier than smoking tobacco. This is because e-cig smokers are not exposed to dozens of harmful chemicals which are usually found in tobacco.
- It is more cost effective to use electronic cigarettes as opposed to tobacco ones. This is because e-cig cartridges are relatively cheaper than packs of tobacco cigarettes.