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E-Cigarettes: Are They Better For You Than the Real Deal?

E-Cigarettes: Are They Better For You Than the Real Deal?

  While restrictions on smoking cigarettes become stricter and stricter, and taxes on them rise across the country, there is an heated debate over the safety and regulation of electronic cigarettes. Many view electronic cigarettes as a helpful cessation tool, or as a safer alternative to smoking the real thing. Although there haven’t been any large-scale conclusive studies, it would seem to make sense that there are less disastrous health effects associated with e-cigarettes than their … Read entire article »

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Electronic Cigarettes Grow in Popularity, Despite Health Concerns

  You may have seen them at the mall, in a movie theater, or in a restaurant.  Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, are everywhere these days.  There have been numerous claims that smokeless cigs are a healthy alternative to smoking and that they are useful in combating addiction.  Recently, however, an Italian health minister official said that there is no scientific proof to substantiate those claims, and that they could be very harmful. The e-cigarette is like a hand-held electronic vaporizer, with a reservoir for aroma solution that contains tobacco’s addiction-forming nicotine.  A battery-powered atomizer in the device vaporizes the solution, which contains nicotine, creating a smoke-like vapor that enters the bloodstream via the lungs. Scientists who have studied the electronic cigarette say that the smoke it produces is less toxic than a regular cigarette, … Read entire article »

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