People who smoke cigarettes are well aware of the grave risk they are taking by smoking every day. They know that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, strokes, COPD and many other health problems. Many have attempted to quit but have found it too difficult to succeed without help. E-cigarettes has become more popular as an alternative to smoking because it helps people get the nicotine they want without all of the chemicals and carcinogens found in traditional, tobacco cigarettes.
What are E-cigarettes?
E-cigarettes or electronic cigarettes are battery powered devices that look like traditional cigarettes but instead of burning tobacco, they produce a vapor mist that’s inhaled by the user. This vapor is known as an aerosol and it’s made from a combination of flavored liquids and nicotine. The aerosol gives users the sensation of smoking without actually lighting any tobacco.
E-cigarettes have become increasingly popular among smokers who are looking for a healthier alternative to smoking but still want to get their nicotine fix. They’ve also proven to be a useful tool for smoking cessation and many people have used them in an effort to quit cigarettes altogether.
Is Vaping Safer than Smoking?
As with any product, electronic cigarettes and the liquids they vaporize come with some risks including accidental poisoning from e-liquids that are ingested or absorbed through the skin. In addition, chemicals in the vapor may cause a condition known as “popcorn lung” when they are inhaled. Some users have also reported that e-cigarettes have exploded while being used or charged, causing injury to them and those around them.