Is electronic smoke harmful? This is a problem that many consumers who switch from cigarettes to electronic cigarettes are very concerned about. No one on the Internet has given any authoritative explanation. Now let's make a comparison between electronic cigarettes and traditional cigarettes to see what the harm of electronic cigarettes is.
1、 What is electronic cigarette
First of all, real cigarettes and electronic cigarettes are two things at all. Most people don't know this concept. In terms of smoke, one is the solid particles generated after combustion, and the other is the fog generated after the high temperature atomization of liquid. The former is bacon, and the latter is oil drinking, which are two concepts. Another easily misunderstood fact is that electronic cigarette is not a smoking cessation product, but only a smoking cessation aid at most, just a substitute for cigarettes. Its principle is to solve physical addiction with nicotine, and solve psychological addiction with simulated smoke and simulated smoke taste, so as to achieve the effect of real smoke.
Another kind of situation is that in the end, the real cigarette is really quit, but the electronic cigarette is addicted. This situation is very common in fact. My friends in the electronic cigarette enthusiast group basically belong to this situation. At the beginning of smoking, most friends may feel that it is not as easy to smoke as real cigarettes, because there is no tar in the tobacco itself, and there is a certain degree of difference between the taste and real cigarettes.
2、 Why choose electronic cigarette
1. Electronic cigarettes do not contain tar, carbon monoxide and other harmful substances found in almost all cigarettes. They only contain nicotine, which is not harmful. It is just addictive. Of course, you can't take too much. If you smoke 8 packs of real cigarettes a day, you will also suffer from nicotine poisoning. Of course, you may go to heaven directly with the help of other ingredients before poisoning.
2. Electronic smoke almost does not produce second-hand smoke. It will produce a relatively small amount of fog that will not make people feel bad. Compared with the second-hand smoke of real smoke, its impact on people around can be almost negligible.
3. The electronic cigarette can artificially control the nicotine content. It can gradually reduce the nicotine content in use. With your own will, it may eventually achieve the effect of quitting smoking.
Why choose electronic cigarette? Domestic smokers say so
Mr. Huang once smoked e-cigarettes, and his understanding of e-cigarettes is that they are "not as good as ordinary cigarettes". At the beginning, he felt a little unaccustomed to smoking. After a period of smoking, he felt a lot less about the amount of ordinary cigarettes, but still felt that he could not have enough addiction to cigarettes.
Why choose electronic cigarette? Foreign smokers say so
Several former smokers said that they gave up regular cigarettes a few days after using electronic cigarettes. "I am breathing well and sleeping well." Greg Hester, 42, said. He has been working in information systems in Atlanta for more than 20 years. Ms. Bascosellos, the electronic cigarette seller mentioned above, started smoking at the age of 14 and once smoked two packs a day. She tried to use nicotine patches and other things to help stop smoking, but they were unsuccessful. Until early 2009, she began to buy electronic cigarettes, and has been using them until now.
Why choose electronic cigarette? The manufacturer said so
Once a computer consultant, she said: "Electronic cigarettes have changed my life, and I would like to introduce it to more people." She started a "non cigarette" company last year and has sold 1.5 million electronic cigarettes. The company's website does not shout the slogan of health, but only describes electronic cigarettes as "wonderful tobacco substitutes". Electronic cigarettes can help smokers quit smoking easily. Nicotine is the main component that leads to smoking addiction. It can make people feel happy and dependent on it; By using cigarette bombs with gradually decreasing nicotine concentration step by step, smokers can unconsciously get rid of their addiction and achieve the goal of quitting smoking easily while maintaining a smoking state.
Why choose electronic cigarette? American scientific research institutions say so
Dr. Joel Nietzsche of the Tobacco Control Group of the American Association of Public Health Physicians said that electronic cigarettes may be the most promising smoking cessation product on the market. He said the product should be regulated to ensure production standards. Some scientists also believe that electronic cigarettes avoid the process of tobacco burning, so the harm may be much less than ordinary cigarettes, because cancer and diseases caused by smoking are mainly caused by toxins produced during tobacco burning.
3、 The harm of electronic smoke
If we want to compare the harm with traditional cigarettes, we should talk more about the harm of its manufacturing materials, tobacco oil and other supporting products, especially the harm of low-quality electronic cigarettes.
(1) First of all, in order to achieve better results, some illegal businesses may add harmful substances in the electronic cigarette liquid part, such as diethylene glycol 9 instead of propylene glycol, nitrosamines, plasticizers, heavy metals, etc., which will cause great harm to human bodies. According to personal preferences, tobacco oil is also added with chocolate, mint and other flavor spices. The quality of spices directly determines the harm of tobacco oil.
(2) Secondly, some electronic cigarettes use batteries of poor quality. Such lithium batteries have not been subject to mandatory safety and quality certification. Putting such lithium batteries into the small volume of electronic cigarettes is like putting a time bomb in your mouth. The explosion accident of electronic cigarettes in the mouth of smokers in the first half of the year in the United States was a disaster caused by such lithium batteries.
(3) In addition, some businesses have added too much nicotine to the electronic cigarette, which may lead to dizziness, nausea and vomiting of users in light cases, and poisoning in severe cases.
(4)In addition, many e-cigarettes on the market claim that "quit smoking successfully in seven days, and refund if unsuccessful". They exaggerate the auxiliary role of e-cigarettes and boast that e-cigarettes can quit smoking after smoking. As a result, many smokers buy with high psychological expectations and wrong understanding. After using e-cigarettes, they find that they are not as magical as advertised, so they are extremely disappointed and have a great misunderstanding of the product, Light the cigarette again and return to the embrace of harmful cigarettes, greatly reducing the enthusiasm and confidence to quit smoking.
(5) There are many fake and shoddy electronic cigarette products and accidents in the electronic cigarette market: there have been many fake and shoddy electronic cigarette products at home and abroad, and serious accidents caused by quality problems have attracted the attention and criticism of the media of various countries on the problems of electronic cigarette products.
Knowing the principle, the preventive measures are very clear. We should try to choose the electronic cigarettes produced by legitimate manufacturers, especially the tobacco oils produced by legitimate manufacturers. Generally, the nicotine content is marked on the tobacco oil. The tobacco oil with low nicotine content should be selected instead of the tobacco oil with high nicotine content. Don't be greedy for cheap, and stay away from fake and shoddy goods.
Therefore, we suggest that you choose a regular brand of electronic cigarette! Minors are strongly prohibited!