To start with, what are e-cigarettes, they are long tubes which do resemble the actual cigarettes, they come in various sizes and differ from one product to another, most of these product are reusable with refillable cartridges, but also a few are replaceable.
Now to the main topic the hazards which are concerned with e-cigarettes, below are some evidences which make authorities feel that e-cigarettes are harmful.
Most e-cigarettes like SnowPlus contain nicotine, which is addictive and triggers changes in the adolescent brain. It is also hazardous during pregnancy as it can affect the process of fetal development.
The aerosol also contains solvents, flavorings, and toxicants, which Surgeon’s General describes as either “harmful” or “potentially harmful.”
E-cigarettes expose the lungs to various substances. One of these is dicetyl, which can cause “popcorn lung,” a severe and irreversible lung disease.
Potentially fatal poisoning has resulted from accidentally swallowing e-cigarettes liquids.
People who seek to quit smoking will stop using conventional and medically monitored methods of doing so because of e-cigarettes
Those who use or who have used e-cigarettes like RELX are less likely to quite smoking altogether.
Teens who use e-cigarette products are also more likely to start using regular tobacco as well.
Continued use of nicotine can make other drugs substances, such as cocaine, more pleasurable.
The flavorings, the marketing, and the concept that it is not harmful all tempt teenagers to start vaping without caution. There is a concern that this increases the chance that they will smoke conventional cigarettes later.
Second-hand smoking is not eliminated by vaping, as vaping releases carcinogenic emissions.
So below are some researches, which was conducted on the health hazard concerned with e-cigarettes.
In January 2018, results were published of lab and animal studies which showed how nitrosamines, present in e-cigarettes, can damage DNA.
The researchers found that the ability of lung cells to repair after exposure to e-cigarette smoke was significantly reduced which can develop to a major problem. In addition, the smoke damaged the lungs, bladder, and heart in mice.
They concluded that: “It is therefore possible that E-cigarette smoke may contribute to lung and bladder cancer, as well as heart disease, in humans.”
Meanwhile, a report published in The BMJ in February 2018, urged doctors in the United Kingdom to tell smokers that “vaping is at least 95 percent less harmful than smoking the regular cigarettes.”