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THE 13 BIGGEST MYTHS ABOUT THE ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

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Myth 1:  Electronic cigarettes are dangerous because they contain nicotine, which is bad for your health.
Fact :  This is plain nonsense. Though nicotine is highly addictive, the effects on the human body are very small. Traditional cigarettes contain many more toxins that are harmful to the human body.

Myth 2:  Electronic cigarettes could be dangerous because nobody knows the ingredients.

Fact:  This is simply not true, as long as you choose a company that is open and honest about what they do, they should disclose a full ingredient list.

Myth 3: These devices can explode in your hands or face.

Fact: This is false, as long as you don’t mess around with the liquids or the actual device and disregard the instructions. Learn as much as you can beforehand, and you will find these devices will never explode.

 Myth 4: The cost of electronic cigarettes is very high.

Fact: This depends on the vendor. Iciga.co.uk has great offers and discount on prices. Overall, electronic cigarettes are cheaper in the long run than tobacco cigarettes.

Myth 5:  These devices cause cancer.

Fact:  There is research to totally dispel this myth. Electronic cigarettes do not contain harmful chemical likes tar and tobacco, which are carcinogens.

Myth 6: Electronic cigarettes are more addictive.

Fact: The nicotine in an electronic cigarette is no more addictive than nicotine in regular cigarettes.

Myth 7:  Second hand ‘vapour’ from electronic cigarettes is just like second-hand smoke.
Fact: Vapour is just that, vapour. Vapour does not contain smoke or tobacco by-products, and does not leave any lingering odours.

Myth 11: Electronic cigarette companies are luring in non-smokers

Fact:  Smart electronic cigarette companies don’t have to, as there is no proof of an increase in smoking due to these devices.

Myth 12:  Anti freeze is used in electronic cigarettes.
Fact: Anti freeze contains many highly toxic ingredients. PPG is a very safe and human-friendly ingredient used in antifreeze, but is in no way a toxic ingredient. It just happens that it’s used in antifreeze, just like water.
Myth 13: Minors are able to buy electronic cigarettes
Fact: Minors are not allowed to purchase these products. Most companies have an 18+ policy in place.

SAFETY CONCERNS OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES

Are electronic cigarettes safe to use?

Compared with smoking regular tobacco cigarettes, using an electronic cigarette is safer. However, in the absence of a thorough clinical evaluation and long term population level surveillance, absolute safety of such products cannot be guaranteed. By comparison, the harm from tobacco smoking is well established.

Toxins have been found in a number of studies of electronic cigarettes, although these are at levels much lower than those found in cigarettes and not at levels which would generally cause concern.

One small study showed that after switching from tobacco to electronic cigarettes nicotine exposure was unchanged while exposure to selected toxicants was substantially reduced. Most of the safety concerns regarding electronic cigarettes relate to the absence of appropriate product regulation and inconsistencies in quality control. The current lack of regulatory oversight means that there is significant  variability in device effectiveness, nicotine delivery and cartridge nicotine content, both between and sometimes within product brands.

Research has identified possible concerns about specific products. A recent study by the US Food and Drug  Administration (FDA)  has raised some safety concerns over the presence of toxins, released in low concentrations, from the vaporisation process of certain cartridges. There is little evidence of harmful effects in the short to medium term from repeated exposure to propylene glycol, the chemical in which nicotine is suspended. One study concludes that electronic cigarettes have a low toxicity profile, are well tolerated, and are associated with only mild adverse effects. More research is needed on long-term impact, particularly on the lungs.

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Why Electronic Cigarettes Are the Favourite

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There are many benefits related to Electronic cigarettes compared to traditional cigarettes. One of these is that the tar and toxins contained in tobacco smoke create a yellow film on the teeth of a smoker and leave yellow stains on their fingers. Electronic cigarettes do not contain tar, thus, user’s teeth do not become discoloured. Also among the benefits of electronic cigarettes is that unlike tobacco, they do not cause the bad breath which is associated with smoking.

In addition, unlike tobacco smoke, Electronic cigarette vapours do not leave a film of tar on car interiors and windows or even on surfaces in one’s homes that can be difficult to clean and create an unpleasant odour. Electronic cigarettes also do limit pollutants by releasing only water vapour and are the green, environmentally friendly alternative to smoking cigarettes.

At the same time, to some extent, most tobacco smokers have had hot ashes fall on clothing, which creates a scorched spot or burn hole. Cigarettes can fall out of ash trays and burn furniture and carpets. Electric cigarettes do not generate enough heat to burn fabric, hair, or skin; heat is generated only when the smoker is actively puffing on the device. Saving clothing and furniture from damage should be counted among the benefits of electronic cigarettes as well as a safety precaution, because most smokers know too well how expensive such damage can be.

Tobacco cigarettes must be lit with lighters or matches, In addition to burning at temperatures high enough to ignite surrounding substances. Thousands of fires are attributed to careless disposal of lit cigarette or inappropriate use of lighters or matches. This is eliminated by electronic cigarettes since because they don’t use combustion in their nicotine delivery system. At the same time Electronic cigarettes are powered by rechargeable batteries making them last long