E-cigarettes have been touted as a great way to quit smoking. But some people aren’t so sure about their actual safety, and there are even questions of their legality in some places. The e-cigarette is an invention that is designed to take the place of a cigarette for those who are addicted to the habit and are trying to quit, but still need that action of smoking and the nicotine to curb their cravings.
However, the vapor that is inhaled, which usually contains a dose of nicotine, may not be safe to inhale either. Essentially, anything that you inhale in to your lungs can be considered a carcinogen if it is anything other than pure air.
For this reason, many people have decided to forgo the e-cigarette and try natural quit smoking patches instead to kick this unhealthy and extremely addictive habit. E-cigarettes have one benefit over other natural methods for quitting smoking.
They look and feel like a cigarette in a person’s hand, and that helps to cure the craving for an oral and hand fixation, where you actually miss the “movement” and action of smoking a cigarette – it’s purely the mental part of smoking that this aspect of the e-cigarette helps.
However, e-cigarettes are not allowed on airplanes, as decided by the Department of Transportation recently, so e-cigarettes are still considered a smoked substance. The other good thing about them over real cigarettes is that they don’t release all that cigarette smoke into the air, leaving people to deal with second hand smoke.
It’s amazing how toxic cigarettes really are. Our house was built about 7 years ago, and I knew a woman who’s boyfriend actually worked on the foundation. She told me jokingly that cigarettes were littered under our foundation. I had always wondered why I get a wiff of cigarettes in the house, even though my husband and I both don’t smoke!
It’s been proven that cigarette smoke permeates homes and materials for years after it is smoked, and can be toxic for years to come. So, if someone seems like a stickler for not letting people smoke indoors, they’re really just protecting their home from a toxic burden.