It truly is tough to criticize ecigs (e-cigs) because those who use them brag that they have eliminated many of the toxic chemicals found in cigarettes, and they are saving money and have cut-back on how often they smoke. Additionally, about one out of every three e-cig “buff” will tell you they quit smoking entirely thanks to e-cigs, and that is wonderful, but what happened to the other 66%, and are things getting better or worse for them?
It truly is true that e-cigs have a much better success rate for helping smokers quit compared to the nicotine patch, the gum, the medications (Chantix and Bupropion), and hypnotherapy – all joined (American Journal of Preventive Medicine), but the greatest irony is that e-cigs were never intended to be promoted as a quit smoking aid, agreeing with the inventor, the Ruyan Group from Hong-kong. It just goes to show how brutally hazardous the 4,000-chemical-concoction in commercial cigs has become that Big Tobacco has designed over the past 50 years, and how happy smokers are supposed to have some kind of escape from the toxic prison better-known as “cancer sticks.” People just need a solution, and e-cigs reflect a bit of light at the end of that particular tunnel.
E-cigs are rough for the Food And Drug Administration because they’re not actually tobacco products, but merely nicotine delivery devices, to regulate, mostly since they sink into a loophole. But nicotine is a drug, insidiously strong and effective at causing a lethal overdose (especially for children and teenagers), unlike marijuana, so where is the logic? (http://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/tobacco-addiction nicotine)
The benefits and “security” of e-cigs are very deceptive. You will find 20 types of e-cigs that contain nitrosamines, the same carcinogen found in cigarettes, and many e – juice (nicotine juice) cartridges contain diethylene glycol, the very toxic toxin found in antifreeze, which causes leukemia. Many e-cigs which promise to possess no nicotine will feature some, and many of the amounts of nicotine revealed on the packages are utterly wrong, so it’s sort of a guessing game regarding how much “drug” you are getting and which makers actually know what they are doing when they “load them up.”
Now in America, e-cig devices are available in over 3,000 shops, and all over the net. They cost between $45 and $75, and sales have skyrocketed in the past year, exceeding $100 million.
The top 6 e-cig questions answered:
— Are e-cigs legal all over the entire world? Australia and Canada have banned e-cigs, classifying them as a tobacco product. Although the e-cig does not contain tobacco, the exception won’t be made by those governments. In terms of the US is involved, national border security is confiscating e-cigs, but there’s no law banning their use yet. However, since they are rapidly depleting Big Tobacco’s gains, the Food And Drug Administration will likely step in very soon!
— What actually happened to the man in Florida who’s e-cig blew up in his face, and was that a bargain version? Tom Holloway of Niceville, Florida, is still alive, but is missing half his tongue, all his front teeth, and has long-term burn scars on his face. Despite what the “e-cig community” would like to believe, it was not some inexpensive version of an e-cig, however a faulty, over-charged lithium battery which caused the lethal explosion.
— What are the side effects of nicotine? Nicotine by itself causes an increased pulse rate, heightened blood pressure, narrowing of blood vessels (leads to heart attacks and strokes), gastrointestinal issues, depression, mood swings, sleep disturbances, headaches, loss of sex drive, insulin resistance, and vision problems.
– – How do you discontinue nicotine forever, one of the most addictive drugs on the planet (running a close third behind heroin and cocaine)? The physical dependency is really broken in 3 to 4 days, however the cravings for the feelings that nicotine brings can take weeks, months, or even years to break, minus the proper nutritional and herbal replacement and replenishment supplements (described more in 14AndOut* description below).
– – How are the stop-smoking pills like Chantix and Zyban dangerous? These pharmaceutical toxins not just block nicotine receptors within mental performance, but also block naturally occurring dopamine, so the individual is suffering from heightened depression and anxiety, which fuels feelings of suicide and may even lead the patient to commit suicide (http://abcnews.go.com).