Are E-Cigarettes Better For Your Health? The Doctors Weigh In…
If you haven’t already heard, Electronic cigarettes have grabbed the attention of countless tobacco users worldwide. Everyone from movie stars to your neighbors are using them. But are they really a healthier and cheaper alternative to traditional cigarettes? Can they really help you quit smoking? Creators and product users now say you can enjoy a cheaper, healthier cigarette without the bad smells, second-hand smoke, or cancer causing chemicals. With these huge claims, an investigation was launched to uncover the truth behind electronic cigarettes.
A few of the benefits claimed from using the electronic cigarette:
- No tar, tobacco, carbon monoxide, or ash.
- Get the same amount of nicotine as a regular cigarette.
- Each cartridge costs less than $2 and is equivalent to an entire pack of cigarettes.
- You can save over $1,000 each year.
- You won’t “smell” like a smoker any longer.
- Different flavors are available.
- No more second-hand smoke.
Because of these apparent benefits and the now exploded popularity of trying e-cigarettes, expert medical doctors and product users have had a number of surprising things to say. For example, Joel Niztkin, Chair of the Tobacco Control Task Force for the American Association of Public Health Physicians concluded that “…if we get all tobacco smokers to switch from regular cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, we would eventually reduce the US death toll from more than 400,000 a year to less than 4,000, maybe as low as 400.” (1)
It has even been suggested that while utilizing the electronic cigarette, there is virtually no risk of getting cancer. These conclusions come from studies which show that nicotine is about as equally harmful to your health as caffeine. The real harm in traditional cigarettes comes from the tobacco smoke and the hundreds of additional added chemicals.
Four very well known doctors, from the popular TV show “The Doctors”, have also studied the electronic cigarette and was featured as one of their top 10 key health trends.
“If you’re one of the millions of people out there, you’re addicted to smoking, there may finally be some hope for you..the electronic cigarette.
It gives you nicotine but it doesnt give you any of the other 4000 chemicals that can cause cancener among other problems.” - Dr. Travis Stork from “The Doctors” (2)
It was also revealed that the electronic cigarette is not encompassed by most smoking bans and regulations. With the lack of second-hand smoke, smokers are excited to find that many businesses, bars, and even air planes allow them to smoke e-cigarettes indoors. Many electronic cigarette users have also received special permission from their employers to smoke e-cigarettes in the work place.
In the United States alone, over 700,000 smokers have already switched to electronic cigarettes. The Doctors also interviewed Beverly, one of the many whose life has dramatically changed thanks to the electronic cigarette. She said that she smoked for over 15 years, and she thought that she would never quit. To her surprise though, when she tried electronic cigarettes she was able to quit smoking regular cigarettes two days later. “I was suspicious at first…but I have to say I am convinced, it’s very good. Its a great alternative. it still gives you the action of smoking. I would as a smoker, recommend it to smokers that are trying to give up (smoking).” – Beverly SOURCE