cigarettes were introduced to the American market in 2007 and many
Americans are using them. According to a survey conducted by Reuters, as
of June of 2015, about 10 percent of U.S adults vape- what the act of
using e-cigarettes is called- from a poll of 5,679 people. In 2013, the
estimated usage of e-cigarettes from the U.S government was around 2.6
When users inhale, an atomizer activates the heating
element when it makes contact with the rechargeable battery. The liquid
that is in the cartridge- where you inhale- is heated and vaporized.
vapor that users are inhaling contains propylene glycol, glycerin,
water, nicotine, and flavorings. There are almost 8,000 different
flavors available for users to try. Some e-cigarettes do not contain
nicotine, but have nicotine flavoring instead, and some don't have
propylene glycol. E-cigarettes also come in different styles: cigalikes-
which look like regular cigarettes; eGos- which are larger than
cigalikes and have a removable tank that can be refilled with different
flavorings; and modular e-cigarettes, which are commonly larger than
eGos and can be customized.
Many Americans are vaping as an
alternative to using tobacco products. However, according to the Centers
of Disease Control and Prevention, in 2013 17.8 percent of U.S adults
smoked cigarettes, which is estimated to 42.1 million people.
smoking, vaping has been banned from certain areas in many states. In
Delaware tobacco use, including e-cigarettes, is banned in and around
all state workplaces. In Illinois, they are banned from the grounds of
all state-supported campuses of higher education. In most states it is
prohibited on school grounds.
It is commonly used to help a user
quit smoking conventional cigarettes. In the study conducted by
Reuters, around 80 percent of the people in the poll said that vaping
"was a good way to help people quit smoking".
The long term
affects of vaping are not known because it is a fairly new practice-
more research need sot be done. However, it is safer than smoking
conventional cigarettes because a user is not inhaling the harmful
carcinogens that tobacco has.
Across the United States there are more than 15,000 stores that are dedicated to selling different e-cigarettes and flavorings.
short and long term effects of cigarettes are well known to the public.
Need help quitting? Talk to a doctor about your best options.
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