Okay, here's a piece of news that will shock those who have been counting on e-cigarettes as a viable alternative to cigarettes. A team of scientists at University of California, San Francisco, found that the industry's claims about the devices are unsupported by the evidence to date, including claims that e-cigarettes help smokers quit. The advertisements promoting e-cigarettes often stress on the fact that the product only produces harmless water vapour," however the researchers found it to be the other way round. The consumption of e-cigarette is associated with significantly lower odds of quitting cigarettes. They also found that while the data is still limited, e-cigarette emissions "are not merely 'harmless water vapour,' and can be a source of indoor air pollution. "E-cigarettes do not burn or smolder the way conventional cigarettes do, so they do not emit side-stream smoke; however, bystanders are exposed to aerosol exhaled by the user," said researchers. Other than this the the research also stumbled upon a strange connection between the consumption of e-cigarettes and the elevated magnitude of depression, anxiety and other mental disorders among the e-cigarette users. Despite many unanswered questions about e-cigarette safety, the impact on public health, and whether the products are effective at reducing tobacco smoking; e-cigarettes have swiftly penetrated the marketplace in the US and abroad in both awareness and use.
E-cigarettes: A Failed Alternative?
Though the long-term biological effects of e-cigarettes are still unknown, the scientists concluded that e-cigarettes should be prohibited and should be subject to the same marketing restrictions as conventional cigarettes. Read more on the same
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