E ciggarettes; The better alternative

E ciggarettes; The better alternative

  • Submitted By: ma1k
  • Date Submitted: 02/10/2016 5:23 PM
  • Category: English
  • Words: 1134
  • Page: 5

Matthew Hernandez


According to VAPORKINGS.com, over 87% of users have reviewed their vapes with four or more stars and never plan on going back.Although many people are lead to believe that vaping is just as dangerous, if not more than the conventional cigarette due to ignorance of the device, general safety of e-cigs, and their appeal to children, research shows that this is not the case.

To begin, Vaporizers only have bad opinions due to the ignorance of the device. E cigarettes and vape pens have been around since 2003, but they recently had an explosion in popularity as a smoking cessation device, or a recreational way of delivering nicotine and flavorings in a presumably harmless way. An E cigarette is a fairly simple device that typically uses a 3.7V battery, a small wire coil around a wick, and “e-liquid” or “e-juice” to create a nicotine and flavor containing vapor to the user just as a conventional cigarette would. E juice and E liquid are generally composed of four main ingredients, Propylene Glycol (PG), Vegetable Glycerin (VG), nicotine, and flavorings. E-cigs, Vape pens, Hookah pens, Vapes, and Personal vaporizers are all terms used to describe this basic device. There are many different styles, nicotine concentrations, types, and colors of these devices, but all of them serve the same purpose. These devices are not yet regulated by the FDA and there has been much controversy over whether they should be regulated, and if the laws on the sale of these devices should be treated as if they are tobacco products in the US. Clearly there is an ignorance of this device present.

In addition, e cigs have proven to be significantly less harmful to the body than regular cigarettes. In a recent study conducted by scientist at Penn State University, they concluded that

“Two-thirds had previously tried to quit smoking using an FDA-approved smoking cessation medication. The majority of the sample had used e-cigs daily for at least a year....

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