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Quit Smoking With Cigarettes That Might Explode?

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It’s hard to be a smoker in 2013.

Law after law and policy after policy has severely limited the range of locations where those pressed for a nicotine fix can puff away in peace. Cigarette prices are higher than ever, and the product is routinely maligned and protested.

After decades of traditional smoking cigarettes coming under attack, there has been a rise in the fortune of the electronic “smokeless” cigarette industry. Unlike regular cigarettes, electronic versions boast being able to offer up the desired nicotine fix while inhibiting dangerous toxins and chemicals. Additionally, being smokeless is supposed to mean a reduction in second-hand smoke exposure. While the industry makes no direct guarantees, it has been implied that if you’re going to smoke, e-cigarettes are the safer and less addictive alternative.

 

 

Anti-smoking advocates are not convinced. According to the New York Daily News, a move has been made in New York City to ban smoke-less cigarettes from the same public places as regular cigarettes. The reason is due to concern over a lack of proof that electronic cigarettes are actually safe. This concern moves beyond the state of New York as e-cigarettes are becoming a global phenomenon.

Aside from the potentially addictive nature of e-cigarettes, there is another cause for concern. Some electronic cigarettes when faulty have the nasty habit of exploding. In the case of one unfortunate man, while in his mouth. Because of the electric nature of the cigarettes and how they’re charged, there are related issues that can cause an entirely different set of safety needs. As these products are not currently relegated by the FDA, there is no telling how and when faulty products might hurt users.

Electronic cigarettes may in time prove to be free of toxins and safer than normal cigarettes, with or without the explosions. Still, the possibility makes one wonder why those looking to quit don’t opt for nicotine patches. After all, if one is going to get their nicotine fix, the arguably safer option is the one that has no chance of literally blowing up in your face.

Image: Wikimedia Commons, 1 and 2

Quit Smoking With Cigarettes That Might Explode?
About Toni Matthews-El
Toni Matthews-El hails from the land of chunked pumpkins and people who come to a complete stop before making any and every turn. When she isn't contributing articles to WebProNews, she spends her time freelance writing, cheering Liverpool FC, and enjoying life as a hair flower connoisseur. Disclaimer: Written opinions do not necessarily reflect that of WebProNews or its affiliates WebProNews Writer


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  • Vicki Price

    I am allergic to the adhesive on the patches. I break out in big red itchy hives. I have tried patches, gum, Chantix, Wellbutrin…etc nothing worked until I tried my first e-cig over 3 years ago. No cigarettes and no exploding batteries.

    • Peg

      You do realize that the Pharma offerings (the gums, patches, lozenges, and prescription drugs) have an abysmal success rate of less than 10%, right? And that long-term smokers have tried these offerings multiple times….and are still smoking, right???

      Why recommend a product with such a pathetic success rate? Would you recommend a glass to someone which only holds liquid 10% of the time, and leaks the other 90%? A radio which only turns on 10% of the time you push the ‘on’ button?

      Lithium-ion batteries occasionally explode – the same batteries that are in cell phones, iPods, laptop computers, tablets, flashlights, etc…shall we malign all of these products because of a battery that fails .00000001% of the time?

    • gotsteam

      Congratulations Vicky! I’m proud of you! I’m also a non smoking e-cig user for three years too!

    • gotsteam

      Opps Vicky, I accidentally posted a comment to you under Peg’s great post! see below! LOL

  • gotsteam

    Wow, We better get rid of our Cree flashlights, cell phones, Laptops, and anything else that uses 3.7 volt rechargable Li-Ion batteries too right? After all, I’d hate to have my phone blow up in my pocket or laptop catch on fire while I’m using it..
    Cell Phone – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhSZK43ovpU

    laptop – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVf4GW9jp-8

    Wow, the irony of it all..

  • Jeannie Kerswill

    Before someone calls me a shill for big tobacco let me say I am not. I am however a ecig (personal vaporizer) user. I have been since 1/8/2010. In all that time I have not had a device catch fire. Not one. Improper quality control in China is a given. Everyone knows that. It is not just this product. If you buy quality, you get quality. Proper use and charging of anything with a li-ion battery is a must. I thought most people knew that by now. This would annoy me less if the writer was against all things with this potential.

    Patches? Really? Have you looked at the number of people that actually stopped smoking with them? 2% is what you call a success? That is not a win in my book.

  • http://www.skycig.co.uk/ Carrie Blanc

    Most of the people aware of harms caused by smoking, instead of it many people have found quitting the tobacco habit hard. electronic cigarette are the good alternative for traditional cigarettes. A cartridge cost is equivalent to the 10-12 pack of normal cigarettes.

  • http://www.skycig.co.uk/ Carrie Blanc

    Most of the people aware of harms caused by smoking, instead of it many people have found quitting the tobacco habit hard. electronic cigarette are the good alternative for traditional cigarettes. A cartridge cost is equivalent to the 10-12 pack of normal cigarettes. In some electronic cigarettes a USB port is also placed to charge the battery.

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