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E Cigs Vs Normal Cigs
Hard to say: To me it's like saying 'should i shoot myself in the head with a 22 pistol or a 45?' i wouldn't recommend either, but statistically the 22 is less likely to kill you and cause brain damage. Nobody really knows the long-term health impact of e-cigs, because it hasn't been studied. It contains propylene glycol, oils, flavorings and additives, in addition to nicotine, and we don't really know effects. ...Read more
Quit while you are: ahead. e cigarettes have not been around long enough to know for sure. You would do your health a favor by not using tobacco or tobacco products in any form. ...Read more
Safer, not without: Elctric cigarettes provide nicotine, the substance that induces addiction and craving of smoking. Regular cigarettes contain many other chemical substances/preservatives, some are carcinogenic (causes cancer), thus they are worse than electric ones. Some e-cigarettes were found to have dangerous chemicals/carcinogens as well. Thus, a bit safer but not without risk. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
About equal: Depends on whether you inhale the smoke. Pipe tobacco has more tar, but fewer people inhale it, while cigar tobacco has less tar, but is more commonly inhaled. Both are associated with high rates of cancer of the mouth, lips, tongue and throat, but slightly lower rates of heart attack than cigarette smoking, and way less emphysema and bronchitis in those who do not inhale the smoke. ...Read more
Depends on what you: Are asking about. Cigarettes are more likely to cause cardiovascular issues and lung cancer, where as marijuana is more likely to affect physchosocially. That being said, an unfiltered joint can cause as much damage as 20 cigarettes to upper airway mucosa. I would recommend not smoking either. ...Read more
Yes, probably worse.: The goal of “Fire Standards Compliant” cigarettes is simply lower tendency to set fires if positioned against other surfaces which can also catch fire. Review: http://tobaccotrain.com/6000/index.php?main_page=page&id=19&chapter=33 for a discussion of some of the issues and simply look up: fsc vs non-fsc cigarettes using the Google search engine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nobody knows: There are zero studies of e-cigs, and nobody knows what they will do, even with no nicotine. Nicotine is not the cause of cancer anyway - it is the complex hydrocarbons (tars) in the smoke. It is likely that e-cigs will prove safer than smoked cigarettes, the propellant in these gadgets is propylene glycol, and nobody knows what inhaling them, or the oils, flavorings and additives will do. ...Read more
I quit smoking 3 days ago while using a vapor cig, are they safe? Obviously safer then smoking cigs but curious.
Education & support: Nicotine replacement (gum or patch) continues the addiction to nicotine. At some point u will have to go through withdrawal. Smoking cessation programs often offer gum & patch but u can quit w just the support & education. There's also nicotine anonymous, based on the 12 steps of aa. Wellbutrin (bupropion) & Chantix r meds that can help w cravings but neither works 4 everyone. Nic cravings r only 3-5 mins. ...Read more
Not water vapor ones: The ones producing water vapor are not really "e-cigarettes." e-cigs have liquid nicotine which is turned into a vapor, and produce the same kind of nicotine addiction as any other cigarette. Since nobody really knows what other products are contained in the vapor yet, and there are many different brands, long term health issues are not known, though nicotine certainly can cause cardiac problem. ...Read more
Liquid E: Is a vitamin. Cigarettes are poison.Get a more detailed answer ›
I quit smoking cigarettes & am vaping. Is vaping safe & harmless or is the nicotine hazardous to my health?
Addiction persists: They are likely not as bad as inhaling burned processed tobacco. However, there are no large clinical trials on which to judge pros ; cons. It would be nearly impossible (; very expensive) to perform double-blind trials of long enough duration to develop any data to reasonably answer such a question. Doctors, like most people, answer based on some knowledge, experience ; beliefs, not certainty. ...Read more
Does nicotine / continine from smokeless tobacco stay in system longer than cigarette nicotine / continine?
Drug metabolism: The same drug levels obtained via smokeless or smoking would be metabolized by the body at a similar rate. Differences in absorption and thus dosage may influence how long drug levels persist. Also, the mixture of drug and other metabolites may influence how long they persist. Tobacco companies have not released the dose-response data to compare these readily. ...Read more
Probably - Addictive: Yes, they are promoted as safer because of lack of many oxidation byproducts produced by burning tobacco ; this is true. They supply nicotine to keep the addition going but the industry has not performed any clinical trials to evaluate the pros ; cons. Thus the conclusion, through presumably reasonable, is presumptive, not tested, without known reliability ; largely exempted by dshea act 1994. ...Read more