Ready to quit smoking? Join the club! There are so many people desperate to improve their health by ditching the habit these days that a whole new industry, e-cigarettes and vapes, seems to be everywhere we turn. “The use of e-cigarettes has risen rapidly to a $2 billion industry since they were introduced in the United States near the end of the last decade. It’s still a fraction of the $94 billion combustible cigarette industry, but some analysts predict that as tobacco use declines, consumption of vaporized nicotine products—which are generally cheaper—will surpass traditional cigarettes in the next decade,” reports a recent Boston Globe piece.
Many have been extolling the virtues of e-cigarettes over regular cigarettes for years and just as many believe there are numerous electronic cigarette health risks. If you’ve been wanting to kick your habit, you may wonder if e-cigs are the right choice to lead to a healthier you. Before you partake, you should at least be well informed about the potential dangers of electronic cigarettes. Since there are plenty of misconceptions about e-cigarettes and vapes, and lots of people just blowing smoke about them, we’re dispelling some myths for you.
1. There is no nicotine in an e-cigarette. FALSE. Nicotine is mixed in with the e-cigarettes’ solvents and flavors, which is what makes it work as a quitting agent. This is among the worst of electronic cigarette health risks, because liquid nicotine is a lethal toxin.
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