Smoking today is nothing to what it was 50 years ago. Back in those days, smoking was much the thing to do, not because it was the cool thing to do but because it was what everybody did. Nowadays, with rising tobacco prices and people who are more health conscious, smoking has taken a downturn in popularity but it still exists thanks to the addictive substance of nicotine that inhabits the cigarette.
That’s where E-cigarettes come in, electronic cigarettes were invented to dramatically lessen the harm that traditional cigarettes do to a person’s body. The obvious differences are that you don’t have to light an electronic cigarette to burn the tobacco and solid nicotine. A carcinogen is any substance that is an agent directly involved in causing cancer, there are a great number of carcinogens in traditional cigarettes due to the fact that they burn tobacco.
In the burning process the traditional cigarette releases all kinds of toxins that are harmful to both the body and the environment, the difference with an e-cigarette is that it has nothing to burn so it has no smoke to release. The nicotine in an e-cigarette is liquefied and the atomizer converts it into harmless water vapor, this water vapor doesn’t affect the smoker or anyone around them. With a traditional cigarette, the smoke not only affects the person smoking but anyone nearby too. This is called passive smoking and the risk of cancer is just as high as in those who inhale cigarette smoke directly, The e-cigarette greatly reduces this risk.
A normal cigarette has been found to contain over 4000 harmful chemical products, of which 43 are found to be related to cancer whereas the e-cigarette does not use tobacco and only two carcinogens have been found. This is the major difference between a traditional cigarette and an e-cigarette, the health concern of an e-cigarette is far less than the traditional.
The cost is also a major difference, E-cigarettes are far cheaper than normal cigarettes. This is due to the taxing of tobacco and the rising prices the tobacco companies are putting on their products. E-cigarettes are better for you in more ways than one.