We all know that smoking is bad for the health of both smokers and also nearby non-smokers, but think about using so-called smokeless cigarettes?
These are gadgets frequently promoted by resellers if not always the makers themselves as safer options to traditional cigarettes.
Indeed, it is controversial that they’re completely safe if the user chooses a flavored solution that contains no nicotine at all!
Both smokeless and potentially nicontine-less: that’s the electronic cigarette today.
Needless to say, most who purchase such devices do so for the nicotine content.
The market is made up mostly of current smokers who are looking for a better way to smoke or simply another way to do so.
And certainly the novelty factor involved is not to be underestimated – which is why the majority are concerned about their accessibility to children.
For instance, while regular cigarettes are banned for sale to minors in the State of New Hampshire, e-cigarettes usually are not.
Compounding the worries of such people is the fact that the flavored solutions used are available in, well, numerous flavors, from cherry and chocolate to coffee and even banana split!
Having been only developed in 2003, with American availability only since about two years ago, controversies abound in regards to the devices, though some recent developments have been favorable to the industry.
Besides a court decision that has kept the United States Federal Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory impulses at bay, a just completed Boston University School of Public Health study finds these products being much safer, in fact, than conventional cigarettes and even of potential assistance to smoking cessation efforts.
For a variety of models now exist on the market, and it’s no problem finding one where no tobacco or smoke is concerned, rendering the inhalation of vapors mostly harmless – indeed, stated previously, nicotine is often not even necessary.