Wednesday, January 17, 2024

6 Hidden Facts about Using E-Cigarettes everyone should know about

Here are a few things everyone should know about E-Cigarettes and their effects on the body

6 Hidden Facts about Using E-Cigarettes everyone should know about
6 Hidden Facts about Using E-Cigarettes everyone should know about

E-Cigarettes are also known as e-vaporizers or a form of an electronic nicotine delivery system. 

They are battery-operated and are used to inhale a form of aerosol which usually contains nicotine and other chemicals and the battery mechanism in some e-cigarettes is powered when the user puffs the heating device.

They can be created to resemble traditional cigarettes, pipes or items used for everyday usage like pens or USB sticks.

In recent times E-cigarettes have become a ‘safer’ alternative to conventional cigarettes, however, there are aspects of E-cigarettes which are still unknown to many and it is important to know the facts before someone chooses to use E-cigarettes.

How Do E Cigarettes Work?

Most E-cigarettes contain 4 different types of components and they include;

  • An element used to manage heat like an atomizer
  • A source of power which is usually battery-operated
  • A mouthpiece which is used to inhale the fumes from
  • A reservoir or a cartridge which holds a solution of liquid containing nicotine, chemicals and flavourings

1. Not Risk-Free:

Even though E-cigarettes have been known to be less harmful, there is no evidence to support that claim. There is research which indicates that E-cigarettes might have negative effects and other consequences, including;

  • Harmful effects during the development of lungs and brains (in cases where use begins in adolescence or during foetal development.)
  • Preterm deliveries or stillbirths in pregnant women
  • Development of cancerous tumours
  • Damage to the heart, lungs and brain

2. Contains Nicotine:

Regardless of how nicotine is delivered, it is still present within E-cigarettes. This also does not decrease the possibility of attracting nicotine addiction either.

3. Fad Usage:

Most people do not use E-cigarettes to get out of the habit of smoking, or for its proposed low nicotine contents. It is mostly chosen by youngsters due to its beaming popularity.

4. Contains Effects on Brain Development for Young People:

Those who are younger are more vulnerable to the effects of vaping. They are also more prone to developing an addiction.

This is because a brain that is not as developed is more vulnerable, and nicotine has also been linked to causing a long-term decline in cognitive development. Not to mention it increases the risk of physical and mental problems later on in life.

5. Not Consistent:

There is a limited presence of federal oversight of E-cigarettes and that makes it hard to assess their possible dangers. Across all products, there are reported variations as well as unknown ratios of nicotine and other toxins.