E-Cigarettes Controversy - My9 New Jersey

E-Cigarettes Controversy

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E-Cigarettes seem to be all the rave these days. You can even sometimes spot people smoking vapor inside restaurants and other public buildings where normal cigarettes are banned. But it turns out that the State Department says smoking bans that are applied to tobacco cigarettes also hold true for e-cigarettes as well.  This is because not enough research has been done on them to deem them completely safe.

In New Jersey, 17% of residents smoke actual cigarettes and a new study in Medical Journal Lancet shows that e-cigarettes can actually help those 1.6 million New Jersey smokers quit. 

In fact, e-cigarettes technically aren’t even considered smoking at all, its vaporizing.  Vaporizing is when you evaporate the liquid inside the e-cigarette and turn it into an inhalable gas form.  Whether or not it’s going to be addictive depends on whether or not you add nicotine to the liquid in your e-cigarette. They even allow you to choose the amount of nicotine you want, which helps people gradually taper off a nicotine addiction similar to the way the nicotine patch works.   

Typically the ingredients inside an e-cigarette are: water, flavoring, propylene glycol & nicotine. Variations of ingredients differ among brands.

The FDA has not approved the use of e-cigarettes as an aid to stop smoking yet and the CDC says that there is not enough research to consider these devices “safe” and fear that they are causing more teens to smoke real cigarettes.

In a recent study by the CDC, they found that the number of minors who have tried e-cigarettes in the past year has doubled and they fear that it will only lead them to eventually smoke real cigarettes.

Even with all of this controversy surrounding e-cigarettes, the business is predicted to double in sales this year to $2 Billion.

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