Why Cigarette Smokers Should Switch to E-Cigarettes

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Combustible cigarettes cause cancer and can reduce the lifespan of people who smoke them. The fumes they give off are unpleasant to those around them and carry just as many health risks to those inhaling them. For these reasons, they might consider using e-cigarette starter kits instead.

E-Cigs Satisfy Cravings without Tobacco

E-cigarettes contain a minimal amount of nicotine, the addictive substance that smokers crave. Nicotine in itself is not dangerous and does not cause cancer or other illnesses. The harm from combustible cigarettes comes from burning tobacco and the toxic gases and tar that are released. Tar then lines the lungs, stopping them from working correctly and causing respiratory disease.

E-cigarettes do not contain tobacco, so they do not produce tar or dangerous gases, satisfying the craving with only a tiny fraction of the risk.

E-Cigs Do Not Produce Second-Hand Smoke

E-cigarettes do not produce smoke. They do produce vapors, but there is no evidence that these are harmful to anyone. They are indeed less risky than second-hand smoke. Children who breathe in smoke fumes are more likely to develop asthma or chest infections and may benefit when a parent switches to fume less e-cigarettes.

E-Cigarettes Reduce Dependency

After switching to e-cigarettes, most users reduce the number of combustible cigarettes they smoke or stop using them altogether. People who use e-cigarettes have a 60% increased chance of quitting compared with other aids like nicotine patches or gum.

Some e-cigs are available nicotine-free for people who would like to continue to use cigarettes without the health concerns.

E-Cigarettes Smell Nice

E-cigarettes do not cause people to cough or leave behind a horrible lingering smell. E-cigarettes smell like their flavors. They have a variety of flavors including mint chocolate, vanilla, cherry, strawberry or menthol.

Electronic cigarettes are tobacco-free, do not cause passive smoking or offensive odors and can help reduce addiction to nicotine.