This is a guest post written by Keyzygirl from Key West, Florida. Laid back and vaping in paradise.
When I was out the other day I noticed someone watching me vape. He seemed to be amazed by it. He finally came over and asked what I was smoking. I went through the spiel of how I am not smoking and no smoke is involved. I explained about ecigs and vapor and how much better I feel since I started. He seemed interested so I gave him a V4L card. His friend doubted the whole thing. While she puffed her cigarette she suggested that ecigs could be dangerous.
Well, anything could be dangerous. We know for a fact that cigarettes are unhealthy, yet there are still millions of smokers. We know that they cause lung cancer and increase the risk of many other types of cancer. According to the American Burn Association “about 900 people in the U.S. die each year in fires started by cigarettes and 2,500 people are injured.”*
According to Michael Siegel, a tobacco researcher at Boston University “By isolating nicotine, e-cigarettes should carry far fewer chemical risks than regular cigarettes.” He said “Tobacco contains about 5,000 known chemicals, with as many as 100,000 more that haven’t yet been identified. E-cigarettes eliminate many of those ingredients.”**
Do they work? The beauty of ecigs is that they allow us to mimic the familiar behaviors associated with smoking by eliminating the smoke but not the habit. Vaping addresses our needs on multiple levels. We still have the hand to mouth action we need and we still have the nicotine, but we get rid of so many dangerous chemicals and carcinogens. It’s the perfect alternative. We get to switch over and live healthier without totally giving up our habit. This makes the switch so much easier. I haven’t smoked a tobacco cigarette in over two years nor do I ever want to again.
Sticking To E-Cigs
That’s my argument to smokers who claim ecigs could be dangerous. The facts speak for themselves. We know for a fact that tobacco cigarettes are dangerous and research shows that ecigs contain fewer dangers. I’m going with the ecigs. After two years my body feels so much better than it ever did while I was smoking. That alone proved it to me.
* American Burn Association Website: http://www.ameriburn.org/index.php
** Michael Siegel’s Blog: http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/
Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions stated from my personal research. They in no way reflect V4L’s opinions.
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