Smokers are now shifting their addiction from Cigarettes to E-cigarettes because they have been marketed as the safer substitute. But the question is, are E-cigarettes actually as safe as we think they are?
E-Cigarettes come in various forms. The more common form is Vaping. Although they have, to a major extent, reversed the Cigarette addiction, however, they have given rise to a new kind of habit which isn’t as harmless as we have been told previously.
Currently, E-Cigarettes have taken over more than Three-quarters of the Cigarette market in the USA. They particularly cater to the younger generation. According to recent research undertaken by the Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York, E-Cigarettes have a harmful effect on the lungs, heart and even the brain. Although vaping is still less harmful than smoking, this does not mean that it does not come with its own harmful effects. But because vaping is relatively new, it is still difficult to provide concrete evidence regarding the extent of its harmfulness.
Another problem with assessing the level of harm that E-cigarettes cause is that we cannot be too sure of the long term effects on health because they have not been around long enough. But one effect that has come forward is an increased chance of Nicotine-related seizures.
Each E-Cigarette make has a distinctive level of Nicotine so we cannot be too sure of which company is the best. Juul is one company that admits its vapes have the same level of Nicotine as a regular Cigarette.
Even the Food and Drug Administration has warned users against the high level of nicotine present in an E-cigarette, claiming that there have been at least 35 reported cases of vape related seizures. Even though 35 is a considerably small number compared to the number of E-smokers, right now we cannot know for certain whether Vaping is responsible for the seizures. But with time the effects will become more clear.