There is not much information about E-cigarettes. But we do know that they contain nicotine and other harmful substances which are not good for a human. Since there are a lot of different companies who make Australian e-cig, they come in different shapes and sizes. Some of them even look like regular cigarettes to give the same feeling as that of tobacco cigarettes. Due to the lack of information, people are not entirely sure whether they are safe to vape or not. There are some cases where e-cigarettes proved to be harmful, but due to the lack of evidence, nothing can be said.
What is an E-cigarette?
The e-cigarette is an electronic device which runs on battery. This device heats up and converts the liquid into an aerosol which is then inhaled by the user. Most of the liquid available in the market contains nicotine, propylene glycol and other additives like flavors. When these flavors are added, the chemical composition of the liquid changes and may become harmful. When they are in a liquid state, they don’t seem to be harmful. But when burned, the generated smoke may contain some harmful chemicals which must not be inhaled, or it may cause itching, inflammation and other problems. Some of it can also be toxic.
Are e-cigarettes regulated?
Due to the lack of research, there are some strict rules regarding e-cigarettes. A person can vape legally only if he is older than 18 years old. The companies must also follow the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) strictly to make e-cigarettes. The rules must be followed until much information is gathered by the researchers. If a person is found to be violating the rules, then he will be penalized and may even end up in jail.
Is vaping safe?
Vaping is a lot safer than smoking tobacco cigarettes. However, that doesn’t mean that vaping is 100% safe. There are some defects in vaping as well, but less in comparison to tobacco cigarettes. The main reason why e-cigarette is not safe is that the liquid contains nicotine in it. Nicotine is the main substance which makes tobacco products addictive. If the higher concentration of nicotine is used in the e-liquids, then the person may get addicted to vaping, and after that, he may also start using tobacco products.
Does vaping help people quit smoking?
Many believe that vaping is not a solution to quit smoking. It is just another excuse to smoke. There is not much evidence of people to quit smoking due to vaping. That is why E-cigarettes is not approved by the FDA as a quit smoking aid. There are many other ways to quit smoking like talking to a doctor, nurse and come up with a plan. But starting to vape is not a solution. It is another reason to smoke. One of the most efficient solution to quit smoking is to use medications like nicotine replacement therapy(NRT). It is also recommended by doctors.