Smoking is never a healthy habit particularly if we’re talking about tobacco. Fact is, it is a habit that slowly kills the human body. And not only that because even those who don’t puff a cigarette but are just exposed to second-hand smoke are also at risk of developing a lung disease.
Fortunately today, a growing number of smokers are trying to kick off their habit and lead a healthier lifestyle. Many are now using the so-called electronic cigarettes to help them achieve their ultimate goal, which a lot of smokers admit is often difficult to reach.
Some of those who have tried the product or are using it now claimed it’s a good alternative as it helps them use a non-tobacco stuff. The others, however, were not satisfied and have gone back to using the regular cigarette.
There’s much debate going on about the e-cigarette’s effectiveness and health risks associated with its use. Although there have been studies done on the use of this alternative product, the medical community still wants more clinical trials conducted and regulatory measures implemented.
A Greek study done this year has found the electronic cigarettes to be safe to use by humans. In particular, this clinical study showed that the product did not have any effect on the cardiac function of people using it. The authors of the study presented their findings in August before the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology. According to the researchers who conducted the small trial, the e-cigs did not have any harmful effects and may therefore benefit the health of users.
A separated research also done in Greece showed that this new type of cigarette did not pose risks to the lung function of users. The authors pointed to the absence of chemicals in the product apart from nicotine as the main factor why the product can be safely used by people.
The e-cigarette makes use of a metal tube which contains the liquid that produces vapor inhaled by users. It comes in different flavors and levels of nicotine. While puffing is the term used when using the regular cigarette, the term used for the e-cigs is vaping because of the vapor inhaled by users. Smokers serious in putting an end to their habit may just find this a better alternative.
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About the guest author:
Dominic has tried a brand considered to be an electronic cigarette leader and has stuck with it in the hope of changing his lifestyle.