Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Hidden Truth Behind E-Cigarettes



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Many people believe that smoking electronic cigarettes is a safer alternative than smoking regular cigarettes but that may not be the whole truth. In health we learn about how smoking affects your body and the deadly consequences that follow. In a 2014 study they discovered that the, "amount of nicotine in e-liquid refills often is substantially different from the amount listed on the package." This alone could cause nicotine poisoning and a higher risk of addiction. People don't know what harmful chemicals are in e-cigs and a study done in 2014 stated that the "aerosol from e-cigarettes with a higher voltage level contains more formaldehyde, another carcinogen with the potential to cause cancer". These are cancer causing carcinogens that people are starting to put into there body without knowing the risks of what there doing. The liquid that is put into e-cigs also has a potential to be deadly, not to the user but there kids. The CDC has noticed an increase nationwide of the amount of calls to poison control centers for kids ingesting the e-liquid. Which is deadly especially if consumed by a child. Another risk is that the batteries can become overheated and explode. There has been many cases where they exploded sending the user to the hospital.

I personally don't believe that ecigs are much different than regular cigarettes except for the different flavorings and styles they have. I feel like they should be regulated more than they are right now. They are still just as harmful and deadly as cigarettes so my questions to you are:

Do you believe electronic cigarettes are safer?
Are you seeing an increase of teens starting to use them? 
How do you feel about them?

12 comments:

  1. It is especially concerning that e-cigarettes are not safe, but do not have strict FDA oversight, as mentioned in the article. While e-cigarettes might be safer than smoking, that is not a good excuse to not have FDA oversight. This would help determine whether they are safer than cigarettes. At the same time, seeing more teens use them is especially concerning. I feel that this product can be more dangerous. With a lack of education in teens about e-cigs, teens may not know how to react when being offered them. Since the teens' brain may not be fully developed to make good choices, they may be more likely to use these products, even if they could be more dangerous than regular cigarettes.

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  2. I feel that e-cigs are mistaken as a safer alternative than regular cigarettes by the general public right now. And I think this article shows that it is still just as risky as smoking regular cigarettes as it has "the potential to cause cancer. There needs to be better education to the public about the risks and harmful effects of smoking e-cigs.

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  3. Electronic cigarettes are more dangerous than regular cigarettes. According to the article, it says that
    e-cigarettes contain nicotine and can cause higher risk of addiction.
    I see some teens using cigarettes at school or even at the park. According to the CDC, it says that they noticed the amount of calls to the poison control center for teens ingesting the e-liquids, which is very deadly.
    I feel that electronic cigarettes are still harmful and unsafe, just like regular cigarettes.

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  4. I believe electronic cigarettes are unsafe for anyone. It causes the same health risk as the regular cigarettes. E-cigarette is only fancy kind of smoking for most people and teens think it is cool to smoke without realizing the harmful effects of it. It is especially dangerous for kids according to CDC. They claim that they receive more calls, kids getting hold of e-cigarettes and ingesting the e-liquid which is poisonous and can be deadly. In my opinion e-cigarettes should be banned.

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  5. I think this article should have more attention brought to it, especially to cigarette smokers. E-ciggs have been thought of as an alternative to smoking ciggarettes, but what about the health factors? I don't think people understand how similar and how much of a risk they are. They still have nicotine and can also be addictive. I think if people want to quit smoking ciggarrettes they should cut down and get help from their doctor.

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  6. I found it very interesting that in the article it said that there was no FDA regulation and review, and the use of e-cigs are increasing despite that. I have found that the use of e-cigs are increasing especially among teens. I don't think that they're safer due to the fact that there is very little research on the downsides of electronic cigarettes.

    Also, since nicotine is still in e-cigarettes, they are addictive. If, ten years road research discovers they really were unhealthy, people will not only be addicted but at a high risk of becoming sick, where if they weren't addictive that is unlikely.

    One thing that I do believe is good about e-cigs is that you can't get second hand smoke. A major concern about regular cigarettes is the way it can affect people around the user, particularly kids. E-cigs do at least get around that problem, meaning that I would be okay with less regulation than for regular cigarettes.

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  7. Based on what I've learned about e-cigarettes, I don't think they are any better than regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes contain nicotine, making it just as addictive, and a lack of research means that there's no way to know if they're actually safe or not. I feel like a lot of teens think it's cool to use e-cigarettes and don't understand the harm it can cause. The article said that nicotine "negatively impacts adolescent brain development" which I hadn't heard of. A lot more research is still needed, though, so teens can know exactly what they are doing to themselves when using these e-cigarette.

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  8. I believe that electronic cigarettes are not safe because they can explode while you use them and also they are a potential cause of cancer. For what I read in the article, there is an increase of "kids ingesting the e-liquid". I feel sad for the kids because they can die.

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  9. I think a major issue of e-cigarettes is that it is marketed as a way to quit smoking, when in reality it is just as bad and in some ways worse than conventional smoking. The statistic that e-cigarette use is now more popular among high school and middle school students than smoking is alarming. I don't understand how the FDA has not yet taken control of the situation and put some serious regulations on the use of e-cigarettes. If not for the sake of the person using it, then the people who are affected by the second had exposure, as it is still unclear whether there health risks to people inhaling second hand emissions. The fact that this product can be marketed when there is still so much we don't know about its effects on human health is concerning and should be looked into.

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  10. Based on what I've learned on E cigs I believe e cigs are unsafe for anyone. It mostly has attention because of the all the flavors that e cigs have. I believe that it is unsafe because e cigs can explode at anytime and also people can still add any amount of nicotine to the their ecig.

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  11. Reading what you've wrote, no I don't think ecigs are safer than regular cigarettes. Frankly, its more dangerous. I can't believe I hadn't thought before about the chemical reactions that the electronic feature could contribute to. I feel like not enough people know exactly what is happening in an ecig neither do they know whats in it. That's probably why more teens are using them. We better act fast before ecigs are as common among teens as regular cigarettes were just a few years ago.

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