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E-Cigarettes: Helpful or Harmful?

Posted on: December 7th, 2017 | Categories: Health Tips, Lifestyle

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Many cigarette users have been switching to the electronic version in hopes of reducing their addiction and mitigating the adverse health effects. However, recent research warns that e-cigarettes may be even worse for you than traditional cigarettes, and they don’t help you quit smoking.

Smokers may be deceived on multiple accounts, with no known benefit in return. If you are considering transitioning to e-cigarettes to cut back on your smoking habit, instead consider nicotine gum, patches, or the faithful cold turkey method first.

First a quick health disclosure: it is unwise to inhale anything into your lungs other than air. While traditional cigarettes deliver ash and tar directly to your body; e-cigarettes introduce harmful carcinogens such as formaldehyde and other chemicals into your system. It has been found that e-cigarettes do not decrease nicotine addiction, which means all they are doing is providing a smorgasbord of harmful preservatives for your body and lungs to absorb.

Smoking greatly heightens your risk of mouth, throat, and lung cancers. Inhaling smoke also promotes gum disease and aggressive tooth loss; stained teeth and chronic bad breath are also common conditions among chronic smokers. Do right by your oral and physical health by seriously considering the risks of smoking – all kinds – today.

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