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We are on the period of innovation, a lot of things are invented daily and changing the way of living. In the same way, smoking which keep its history so back is also changing In place of traditional fire smoking, it is replaced by e-smoking in which aerosols are produced by heating a liquid that usually contain nicotine, the same addictive molecule found in traditional smoke.

E-cigarettes are smokable, refillable or replaceable cartridge or container that contains nicotine, solvents, and chemical flavors. When a person inhales, they are putting negative pressure on the device that triggers a battery to heat the liquid solution, which is then anatomized into an inhalable vapor. In different travel in Nepal people consume more cigarettes which are more harmful to them

What does researches say regarding e-cigarette use?

There are so many controversial idea/data regarding vaping but different researches had suggested that e-cigarette devices might be less harmful than combustible cigarette when people who regularly smoke switch to them as a complete replacement. But nicotine in any form is a highly addictive drug. So, it’s better to avoid both in any circumstances.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed 60 deaths in patients with e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) in Columbia district of USA recently in Jan 2020.

What harm e-cigarette cause to our body ?

Here are the harmful effects of the e-cigarette in our health and activities:

Nicotine and its effects

Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which has known health effect like: 

  • Nicotine is highly addictive
  • Nicotine is toxic to developing fetuses
  • Nicotine can harm young adult brain development, which continues into early to mid-20s
  • Nicotine is health danger for pregnant women and their developing babies

Image souce: Vapingdaily

Other cancer causing agents

Besides nicotine, e-cigarettes aerosol contain substances that can harm the body like cancer causing chemicals and tiny particles that reach deep into lungs. However, e-cigarette aerosol are said to contain fewer harmful chemicals that traditional smoking.

Acute exposure to nicotine:

Acute exposure to nicotine can be toxic. Children and adults have been poisoned by swallowing, breathing, or absorbing e-cigarette liquid through their skin or eyes

Risk of being using both types of smoking

E-cigarette was considered as the way to stop smoking but it give rise to the another problem that people continue traditional smoking along with e-smoking which is known as dual use and few continue to use e-cigarette on regular basis.

Lung diseases

E-cigarette expose the lungs to different substances. One of these is dicetyl, which can cause “popcorn lung,” a severe and irreversible lung disease.

Image source: Medpage today

Lung and bladder cancer

In a recent animal studies , it was found that E-cigarette may contribute to lung and bladder cancer, as well heart disease which may apply to human but further studies are required

Fire and explosions

E-cigarettes can cause unintended injuries like fire & explosions from defective batteries which have resulted into serious injuries.

With the introduction of e-cigarette in market, lots of controversies arise about vape being harmful over tradition way of smoking, Vaping is still fairly new, and scientists are still learning about their long-term health effects.

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