Yep, you know what I am talking about, most probably you already saw one being smoked on the subway or in a bar. Those futuristic, shiny battery operated inhalers, AKA electronic cigarettes.
According to the New York Times, these electric cigarettes are expected to bring in $1.7 billion in US sales this year alone.
Now talking about the health risk caused by those cigarettes, here is what is known so far, It is addicting!!
Surprised, continue reading,
1. E-cigarettes contain toxic chemicals.
Samples of these cigarettes found to contain carcinogens and other hazardous chemicals, including diethylene glycol, which is found in antifreeze.
2. Kids and teens can buy them.
Yep, it is not illegal, building a new generation of smoking comparable teens.
3. While cigarette companies say they don't market to kids, e-cigarettes come in flavors like cherry, strawberry, vanilla and cookies and cream milkshake.
4. Laws regulating cigarette ads don't yet apply to e-cigarettes.
While Cigarettes TV commercials maybe banned, but not the E-Cigarettes one!
5. And e-cigarette companies are spending a TON on advertising.
Wanna look sexy, smoke one of these!! It is legal, you can smoke it everywhere and it is safe!!
6. E-cigarettes can be used in many places where smoking is banned.
Yep, smoking regulations doesn’t apply on E0cigarettes.
7. People think e-cigarettes can help them quit smoking.
One the biggest myths about E-cigarettes, Research published in the American Journal of Public Health indicates that 53 percent of young adults in the U.S. who have heard of e-cigarettes believe they are healthier than traditional cigarettes and 45 percent believe they could help them quit smoking -- though there is little evidence to support either of these claims.
8. E-cigarettes aren't taxed like traditional tobacco products.
Yes, it is cheaper!
9. Despite unknown health consequences, e-cigarettes are poised to make inroads with a new generation of young people.
Half of young adults say they would try e-cigarettes if a friend offered them one, according a study cited by USA Today.
I see the future and it is full of teenaged smoking this, followed by drugs supplements that can be used by these inhaler.
What do you think?
Have you tried one? would like to give it a shot? would love to hear your opinion,