Why Are People Getting Interested With Electronic Cigarettes?
Ten years ago, a Chinese pharmacist invented what we know today as electronic cigarettes. The idea behind it is pretty simple. It is a device that removes all other chemicals in burning tobacco and retains the one thing that smokers aspire for—nicotine.
Nicotine is a highly addictive substance Today the business is booming. Even the industry that is most affected with emergence of electronic cigarettes have realized the new world order. Big Tobacco has realized that the future lies in electronic cigarettes. There is a chance that someday electronic cigarettes will overtake tobacco. It wants to get a piece of the pie when that days happens.
Yet the Food and Drug Administration has yet to regulate electronic cigarettes in America. The FDA said that people are warned not to get into the use of vapes as they are not tested fully. They are advised to proceed at their own risk.
There are plenty of criticisms leveled at the new products. They are saying that there are less harm to smokers in the short term but the real harm remains unknown. They are also saying that electronic cigarettes will lead young people and nonsmokers to try tobacco as they find a stronger nicotine blend.
Sowing of fear made by anti-vaping groups and the lobby of Big Pharma are able to carve anti-vaping sentiment and adverse legislation. The cities of New York, Chicago and Los Angeles have banned the use of vapes in public places. The move likened the vapes, which does not have tobacco, as tobacco products.
The main draw of electronic cigarettes to smokers is the fact that they can vape anywhere. Now, there is a growing interest to stop the march of vapes dead on its tracks. Banning vaping in places that most people go is quite premature.
While there are no studies saying that vapes are harmless, there are no studies saying they are. In fact, most of the available data are saying that if there are harmful chemicals in the vapor, the amount is too insignificant to cause short-term damage. In fact, the air in some cities could be more dangerous and health-threatening than the chemicals that are found in the electronic cigarette vapor.
Supporters of the bad saying they want to preempt any form of problem unless they are absolutely sure about the safety of the vapor.
Another thing that is going against vaping is the belief that it can attract young people to be nicotine addicts. There is a marked increase in the use of vapes among youths but the survey is saying that most of the users are dual smokers. They have been smoking conventional cigarettes before they tried vaping. It means that the young people are using vapes as a way to escape the harm of tobacco.
The fear that anti-vaping groups is sowing is a disservice to smokers. It denies the smokers to get the best deal with their smoking. And that can result to deaths that we can no longer afford. Smokers have the right to vape. They have the right to live longer too.