Tobacco smoking has been scientifically proven to be a root of many medical conditions. Tobacco smoking has been proved to be carcinogenic. Tobacco smoking exposes inpiduals to lung cancer and has also been linked with other detrimental medical conditions including bronchitis and coronary heart diseases.
However, it is difficult for tobacco smokers to quit smoking. Tobacco smoke contains an active ingredient known as nicotine. It causes addiction which is responsible for the chronic dependency of the smokers. Scientists have introduced various replacement therapies to aid in quitting smoking.
Recent scientific innovation created the electronic cigarette. This is a device that was invented by a Chinese Pharmacist known as Hon Lik. The initial idea for the development of this idea was introduced by Herbert A. Gill in the year 1963.
Gill could not develop the device at that time due to the technological challenges of the 1960s. After its invention, the device brought about significant controversies. The controversies involved enormous health organizations. Some claimed that these devices did not meet the safety standards for humankind. This led to the banning of these products in several regions and countries all over the world.
These controversies lacked sufficient scientific trials and documentation. They led to further research on the health effects of the device. Extensive researches have been performed by scholars and scientists on the electronic cigarette. They have proven the efficacy of this device as a replacement for tobacco smoking.
Electronic cigarettes do not contain the bad odors that have been associated with tobacco smoking. They are also more hygienic as compared to tobacco based cigarettes. The hygiene standards are maintained since they do not produce ashes upon being smoked. This eradicates the need for such accessories as the ashtray.
The most regarded advantage of electronic cigarettes over tobacco cigarettes is their health effects. E-cigarettes pose little if any risks to their users. Apparently, they provide similar sensations to those of tobacco. This shows that the e-cigarette smoker enjoys the sensations to the maximum posing little danger to their health.
Electronic cigarettes do not produce smoke but rather produce colorless fumes of the organic compound propylene glycol. This means that the vapor from the e-cigarette lacks tar which is present in tobacco smoke. The tar present in tobacco smoke is responsible for staining the smoker’s teeth. This suggests that with the continued use of the e-cigarette, the user would not have to worry about stained teeth. This is not the case for tobacco smokers.
The electronic cigarette has been certified by various renowned health organizations as safe for human consumption. Some of the organizations have proposed e-cigs to be used as replacement therapy for containing tobacco smoking. Many of the organizations who have issued public health advisory notices against the use of electronic cigarettes lack proper basis for their claims.
The only established risks associated with e-cigarettes would be malfunctioning of the device. This could be caused by improper use of the device. This can happen since it is an electronic device that has accessories. A user should employ the specified accessories only.