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?