Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Can Electric Cigarette Help Quit Smoking?

There have been a lot of speculations whether electric cigars can help stop smoking. Well, sad to say, Elec cig or electronic cigarette is not a quit smoking device(at least not scientifically). It was designed to be a replacement/alternative to the more hazardous tobacco smoking. Though they are somewhat similar (in appearance), an electric cigar utilizes heat to  vaporize e-juice (flavors) along with liquid nicotine (which is considerably the most addictive substance in a cigarette).

What made people think that it is a Quit Smoking Device? 
Though unproven, many people namely addicted smokers have switched because primarily they want a healthier option to cigar smoking. And for a fact, smokers are mostly addicted to the nicotine content. Nicotine is considered to be a major constrictor, once you're hooked, there's no easy way off it. A reason why many who try to quit smoking find several side-effects towards it. For heavy-smokers, some doctors even suggest slowly cutting the nicotine intake by slowly cutting smoking tobacco before totally quitting. And with e-cigars, many people have this option, and then in the long run, could have the option of smoking a nicotine-free e-cigarette before totally stopping. But this hasn't been proven yet, at least not scientifically according to some experts. They actually say that you are still smoking, only with a different form/device (although, some people consider vaping to be different from the actual smoking).

Although, it is not yet considered to be a smoking cessation aid, many smokers have found it better than the traditional cigars as e-cigarettes doesn't contain the other 4000 chemicals found in cigarettes which many are carcinogens.   How about you, which do you prefer?

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