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HOW SAFE ARE E-CIGARETTES?

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E-cigarettes have been marketed as being safer than traditional tobacco cigarettes. And from what we know now, this may be true.

But how safe are e-cigarettes, really? Is there anything harmful in the vapor emitted by e-cigarettes? Have there been any known health consequences of their frequent use so far?

The answers may surprise you.

Safety of E-Cigarettes is Largely Unknown

While there’s not a lot of research on the effects of e-cigarettes because they are so new, what does exist doesn’t look very promising.

For one, it’s not clear that e-cigarettes help anyone quit smoking tobacco.

While some anecdotal evidence does exist in the form of individual stories of people who managed to quit with the help of e-cigs, every study ever conducted on the subject seems to indicate that there’s no real connection between e-cigs and quitting smoking.

In the two largest studies done to date, over 90% of those who participated still failed to quit smoking at the end of each trial.  

What about the impact on human health?

First and foremost, no one argues that a lithium-ion battery exploding in your face is detrimental to your health. While this is relatively uncommon, it’s definitely a risk. But most people are probably more curious about the long-term impact of inhaling vaporized chemicals.

While much is yet unknown, it does appear the consistent use of e-cigs can increase the risk of gum disease and other oral health-related conditions. When it comes to your mouth, e-cigs are not much healthier than traditional tobacco products.

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Sources:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/the-facts-behind-e-cigarettes-and-their-health-risks/2016/02/22/b18b2684-8c9a-11e5-ae1f-af46b7df8483_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d9b2f7799990

https://jada.ada.org/article/S0002-8177(15)00713-8/fulltext

https://asanarecovery.com/connect/

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