What’s known about the electronic cigarette in 2019
Tobacco is responsible for more than 700,000 deaths each year in the European Union, 7 million worldwide.
It is possible that technology manages to stem this inevitability.
Personal vaporizers, also known as e-cigarettes, have already helped millions of people manage their tobacco use.
More than 10 million people use e-cigarettes in Europe, although criticized and criticized by health authorities and anti-smoking organizations.
One can ask the question of such fad because passing the milestone of 10 million users on a single continent as stipulated in the 2016 Eurobarometer is not trivial.
- Why so many smokers have given themselves the word to look for an effective way to treat an addiction of which they are fully aware by a devious way?
- How did they manage to overcome the test of smoking cessation using batteries and an atomizer?
- What is their perception and their feelings?
- What is the result of this business and what have they gained by trying the electronic cigarette?
- And above all, what are the brakes on their desire to stop smoking tobacco that has tainted public opinion?
It is suggested that vapers continue to smoke
There are countless articles and reports of the media on the electronic cigarette. Their particularity?
Focus the analysis on the fact that users have found ” a new way of smoking “.
Journalists are well aware, however, that tobacco combustion produces between 4000 and 7000 toxic substances, about 100 of which are carcinogenic when the products of the e-cigarette that we spray are propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, flavors and nicotine.
This parallel is formally denied by numerous scientific studies opposing the absolute harmfulness of smoked tobacco compared to flavored steam.
It is suggested that e-cigarettes are as harmful as tobacco
In 2016, the UK health authorities broke the omerta on the e-cigarette and called for its promotion of smoking cessation, judging it 95% less harmful than tobacco products .
The experience of regular users is undoubtedly the best indicator of what appears to be an established fact when they show a rapid improvement in health, respiratory delivery, normalized blood circulation, calmed heart rate. , a return of taste perception and physical resistance.
With the exception of England, one pretends not to hear them.
We continue to demonize nicotine
Yes, nicotine is frequently used with the electronic cigarette.
Everyone needs a specific dosage to keep tobacco cravings away.
But a fact is also proven, over the weeks the majority of vapers significantly reduce this dosage of nicotine.
Some even manage to do without it permanently.
But even if nicotine is kept in the e-liquid, it is not a real danger.
Scientists have now come to the conclusion that its dangerousness is overvalued.
The Dr. Bernd Mayer showed in 2014 that the amount of nicotine that could kill a human being is 10 to 12 times greater than that defined by the health authorities.
He even cites the example of a person who tried to end his life by ingesting electronic cigarette products without achieving it.
And in any case, a vaper can in no case seriously inadvertently inadvertently.
The warning signs – increased heart rate, severe headache, nausea – are strong enough that he does not notice it.
We imagine that e-liquids contain carcinogenic substances
It is not mentioned that the components of e-liquids – propylene glycol, glycerin, flavorings, nicotine – are substances already tested and approved by the health authorities for human consumption.
Used in drugs, cosmetics, food, they are no problem.
Some scientific studies have shown the presence of toxic or carcinogenic substances in the vapor such as formaldehyde or acrolein.
Here too, the media has rushed to throw information into the public eye.
However, it was sufficient to analyze the conclusions of these studies to understand that the detection of these substances was caused by the misuse of atomizers and the use of smoking machines. Between drying out the wick, overheating the resistance and inhaling at a steady rate, we probably end up burning the wick and produce toxic.
The vaper does not smoke in the sense that it does not aspire in the same way as on a conventional cigarette and can not in any way inhale at its expense these harmful substances that produce a very unpleasant and asphyxiating pungent taste.
And even though these toxic substances would actually be present in the electronic cigarette vapor, it could also be noted that the detected rate is as harmful as the air we breathe or the water we drink.
It is suggested that the steam is harmful for those around you
Numerous scientific studies have shown that passive vapor does not exist.
In 2015, a Spanish study concludes after analysis that e-cigarette vapor contains only propylene glycol, glycerin, flavors and nicotine and no carcinogen specific to combustion systematically detected in cigarette smoke.
Health authorities refuse to advocate e-cigarettes
No, the electronic cigarette is not recommended.
Yet, some countries are beginning to recognize its potential for smoking cessation and its public health benefits.
The application of the EU Tobacco Products Directive and the resulting restrictions in 2016 had dramatic consequences for the perception of this electronic device.
Now, classified as a related tobacco product and subject to legislation very similar to smoked products, the personal vaporizer has been discredited, cleverly discredited.
Similarly, the framing of the use of e-cigarettes in public spaces and at work has created a smoke-smoke amalgam in the public opinion, placing an electronic device at the same level as the conventional cigarette and its highly harmful passive smoke while returning non-smoking vapors to the smokehouses.
Today, many associations are fighting against this legal straitjacket by highlighting the growing scientific record that reveals the almost harmlessness of the personal vaporizer compared to tobacco products and its unfair and discriminating treatment.
The reluctance of governments in this area is matched only by their desire not to cede significant tax revenues from supervised tobacco distribution and not to upset the giants of the pharmaceutical industry, historical leaders of nicotine replacement.
It is suggested that e-cigarettes can not stop smoking
The media treatment of the electronic cigarette has damaged the perception of people who very often consider that this electronic device is as harmful as tobacco.
However, this study conducted jointly by France, Greece and England in 2016 has shown that 6 million Europeans have stopped smoking thanks to the electronic cigarette and more than 9 million have significantly reduced their smoking thanks to it. .
Contrary to popular belief, many smokers are trying to get rid of tobacco addiction and have tested the electronic cigarette.
The testimonials on the net are legion and they are nothing confidential.
People share as much of their success as their doubts or their difficulties to adopt only this electronic device.
The most satisfied are dithyrambic, the least convinced do not close the door.
And then, over the years, the material has improved. It has become “strategic” to fight against “craving” (irrepressible desire to smoke).
Today, the smoker who wants to try the e-cigarette has a reliable material, simplified, stable, delivering a constant rate of nicotine.
This was not the case for the precursors of this device who managed to stop smoking with “prehistoric” material.
It is suggested that the electronic cigarette is a gateway to tobacco
The health authorities are worried about this fashionable effect that could push young people to test the e-cigarette to finally opt for tobacco.
But it is contradictory without evidence most studies highlighting the fact that the electronic cigarette does not speak frankly to the youth but most often to smokers in their forties in search of an effective way to give up smoking to improve their health.
As for the catwalk, it is all the more unlikely that the perfumes of the products of the electronic cigarette can only get away from the pungent and unpleasant taste of burnt tobacco and that the nicotine addiction is much less compared to tobacco.
We insist on the risks of explosion of the electronic cigarette
They do not miss articles about the dangers of an electronic cigarette that keeps exploding all over the world!
Strangely, there are fewer headlines on mobile phones that do the same …
Again, the explanations are simple but often ignored.
Ranging from the unsophisticated user who uses normal batteries in devices requiring specific accumulators to the one who accidentally puts his car keys or any other metal into contact with these same batteries transported unprotected, thus triggering an immediate degassing, going through the neophyte who enjoys the ohms neglecting safety by the use of inappropriate accusations, the electronic cigarette is dangerous only ignorance or imprudence attributed to it.
Troubled with inaccuracies, untruths and “propaganda”, it could discourage the most seasoned.
But it is not definitive.
Despite the misinformation surrounding this means of limiting the irreversible damage of tobacco, the electronic cigarette still does not enter into confidentiality.
Its users are constantly growing, trying the adventure in desperation after having tested the most traditional ways of weaning.
We can wonder in 2018 about this desire so badly masked not to help smokers to slow down their smoking regardless of the means used .
One can also wonder about the constant denigration of this same means by some associations of fight against the tobacco which judge that a “true weaning tobacco” can only be resulting from an intense suffering, a good lesson, a violent one punishment for years of smokeless unconsciousness.
Indeed, in 2018, the electronic cigarette record is so provided, teeming with scientific studies, polls and reports, that there remains only the “notion of pleasure” to condemn.