No Evidence Electric Cigarettes Curb Smoking Addiction

There is no precise evidence that electric cigarettes are helpful in coping with smoking addiction and they should not be used by teenagers as they are still delivering nicotine, a research by the Italian Health Ministry reported on December 30.

The devices frequently recognized as e-cigarettes have growing in popularity in Europe as well as the U.S.

E-cigarette Varieties

Several various electronic cigarettes

The Health Ministry survey informed that electric cigarettes should not be used by teenagers as, even if smaller amounts of nicotine are inhaled, there are still significant possible health risks. The survey also mentioned the issue that the use of e-cigarettes could result teenagers in graduate from these gadgets to smoking traditional cigarettes.

An organization of e-cigarette manufacturers at the survey’s claims and said the gadget is designed to help smoking people.

The electronic cigarette is essentially an electronic inhaler consisting of a plastic cartridge that functions as a mouthpiece, a battery, a reservoir for a liquid solution and an “atomizer” that vaporizes the liquid. Some of the solutions include nicotine indifferent concentrations. It provides a smoke-like vapor that imitates the act of cigarette smoking and when inhaled delivers the nicotine, if used in the liquid-base, into the bloodstream through the lungs.

Roberta Pacifici, director of Italy Observatory on Smoking, Alcohol and Drug Use at the National Health Institute, who said that, “We can state that the electric cigarette is less harmful, but we cannot state that it is completely innocuous.”

“We must have a prudent strategy towards e-cigarettes as we possess a small amount of information about its significance in quitting smoking or how harmful it is,” she added.

She conceded that even though there are various strengths of nicotine concentrations in the liquids available the real quantity of nicotine in an e-cig is noticeably lower than in a traditional cigarette”.

Legislation regarding electronic cigarette and its liquids use and sales differs around the world since the e-cig first entered the market less than a decade ago now. Many nations are waiting for additional testing but are reluctant to tell against its use as it is identified that it can help some people who smoke to reduce their cigarette use. A minimal amount of research tests and controlled studies are accessible as e-cigarette is a comparatively new discovery.

Pacifici said to Italy’s La Repubblica daily paper, “Electronic cigarettes should be marketed with detailed health information. For now the only warning labels are against the sale of the e-cigs to minors and the recommendation to keep the product away from kids.

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