E-Cigarettes Are Just As Bad As Traditional Cigarettes Essay

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There is a new trend hitting the market known as e-cigarettes, or “vaping.” Many people believe that e-cigarettes are better than traditional cigarettes, but research shows just how unhealthy and harmful e-cigarettes are for everyone. The FDA has not yet decided if e-cigarettes should be regulated like tobacco products. E-cigarettes are marketed to help people quit smoking and live a healthier nonsmoking life. E-cigarettes are meant to help break the habit of smoking, but why are there so many “toxic chemicals” (Gilger) in the vapor? Is this new invention to help people quit smoking or just another way for tobacco companies to get richer? Reporters Lauren Gilger and Marie Tomasch from ABC15 news wanted to know what was in the vapor …show more content…
“There is no proof that a single person has been harmed by the product.” E-cigarettes may be invented for the right reason but are even more harmful than cigarettes. Although e-cigarettes are too new to know what the long term effects are, studies have shown that switching from traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes can cause withdrawals. “You’re better off with an FDA-approved method of quitting,” (Griffin). The nicotine in e-cigarettes can vary. According to Med-Health.net a pack of cigarettes has 8 to 20mg of nicotine, but only 1mg is absorbed into the body. A heavy smoker could go from 32mg of nicotine (32 cigarettes) to 12mg (12 cigarettes) in a short amount of time which could have some very serious side-effects such as headache, nausea, constipation or diarrhea, falling heart rate and blood pressure, fatigue or insomnia, irritability, difficulty concentrating, anxiety, depression, increased hunger and caloric intake, increased desire for the taste of sweets, and tobacco cravings. The risks of using e-cigarettes are not worth using this product. The FDA are the ones that say whether it is healthy or not for society to eat, drink, or smoke different things. E-cigarettes have not been looked at by the FDA, which means the e-cigarette companies can put anything in them and anyone can buy them too. If a 10 year

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