“E-cigarettes” are not cigarettes? This report debunks the biggest lie of e-cigarettes

It is not difficult for many people to find that young people are smoking less now, and instead they are smoking something called “electronic cigarettes”, people love.

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And along with it are some electronic cigarette stickers, packaging covers and other peripheral products. You must know that the original purpose of e-cigarette production is to quit smoking.

But we rarely see examples of successful smoking cessation, but see more and more young people like this. Electronic cigarettes hang on young people’s chests like necklaces and rings, and it seems to be becoming a trendy symbol.

The data does. A study published on the website of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that many people who originally smoked did not change to e-cigarettes, but young people who did not smoke became addicted to e-cigarettes.

What is an electronic cigarette?

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An electronic cigarette is an electronic device that is similar in shape to a cigar, and may also look like other daily necessities, such as a pen or a USB flash drive. A typical e-cigarette cartridge usually consists of nicotine, propylene glycol and other unknown chemicals.

E-cigarettes vaporize the liquid when heated, and the resulting smoke is sent to the smoker’s lungs.

What harm does e-cigarette do to the body?

  1. E-cigarettes contain the addictive substance nicotine. Adolescent exposure to nicotine may affect brain development, leading to learning disabilities and anxiety disorders. Due to the mix of e-cigarette products and the lack of production supervision, the actual nicotine content of many e-cigarettes far exceeds the label content, and the harm to the human body is unpredictable.
  2. The aerosols released by e-cigarettes after heating can produce carcinogens such as formaldehyde, nicotine, nitrosamines, and benzene, and as the power and atomization temperature of e-cigarettes increase, the release of carcinogens increases exponentially.
  3. There are dozens of heavy metals in the smoke of electronic cigarettes, with nickel and chromium being the most abundant.
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  1. The release of free radicals can be increased after the flavoring agent is heated.
  2. The 2,3-butanedione in the aerosol can aggravate the inflammation of the respiratory tract, and in severe cases, it can block all the small airways and form “popcorn lung”.
  3. Smoking electronic cigarettes may cause acute lung injury, acute eosinophilic pneumonia, diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, organizing pneumonia, lipoid pneumonia and severe asthma.
  4. Most adults who use e-cigarettes to quit smoking will not stop smoking, but continue to use e-cigarettes and cigarettes at the same time, and there will be a superposition of health hazards caused by two or more tobacco products.
  5. A survey of e-cigarettes among Beijing residents showed that 34.7% of smokers experienced adverse reactions such as throat irritation or cough, dry mouth, and nausea after using e-cigarettes.

How do e-cigarettes affect teens?

The nicotine contained in e-cigarettes is addictive, and studies have found that teenagers are particularly vulnerable to nicotine dependence.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Office in China and the National Health Commission jointly released the “China Smoking Harmful Health Report 2020”, pointing out that the use of electronic cigarettes may make it easier for people to use cigarettes, especially among teenagers.

E-cigarettes can’t help you quit smoking!

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Finally, I want to emphasize that many people regard electronic cigarettes as “smoking cessation artifact”, which is a very wrong approach! E-cigarettes do not help tobacco dependence quit smoking, but aggravate the state of nicotine addiction.

Therefore, in daily life, especially families with minors at home, do not let children try e-cigarettes out of curiosity or other reasons!

Don’t think that the smell is less harmful than smoking. Electronic cigarettes are only bad for the body but not good!