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Electronic Cigarettes: Are They Safe?

If you’ve decided to quit smoking using ecigs or if you’ve decided to switch from regular cigarettes to e-cigarettes, some good news has come out of recent research. While e-cigs probably aren’t 100% safe, they are possibly less harmful to your health than conventional smoking.

In a report released in August researchers from the Athens- based Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center said e-cigarettes show no connection to heart disease.

Investigators examined the heart activity of 20 young daily smokers after one ordinary cigarette as compared to 22 people who smoked a vapor cigarette for 7 minutes. Tobacco smokers showed “significant” disruptions of functions such as heartbeats or blood pressure; however, the effect of e-cigarettes on the heart was minimal.

The researchers noted that previous studies have found that the electronic devices would have to be smoked daily for four to 12 months to attain the level of carcinogens that are present in a single tobacco cigarette.

In a separate study conducted at the University of Athens, researchers found that smoking an ecig caused an immediate increase in airway resistance, lasting for 10 minutes and making it harder for participants to breathe.

The researchers used a lung function test to observe airway resistance in 32 participants who used an e-cigarette for 10 minutes. Among the healthy subjects who had never smoked, airway resistance rose to an average 206 percent from 182 percent; among smokers with normal lung function, the reading rose to an average 220 percent from 176 percent.

According to Christina Gratziou, one of the study authors, more research is needed to understand whether the effect on the lungs is long-lasting.

About 2.5 million people use e-cigarettes in the U.S., according to an estimate by the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association. The World Health Organization has asked that more clinical studies be conducted to determine whether e-cigarettes are safe and effective because they currently are not regulated.

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Which E Cigarette Cartridges are Interchangeable?

e-Smokers often ask us if cartridges are compatible across different brands. As always the answer is “it depends”. So we decided to create a little matrix that shows which ecig brands’ cartridges are compatible to each other.

There is also a Chicago based company called The Magic Mist which offers great cartridges at low prices that are compatible to Blu Cigs, Safe Cig, Green Smoke or V2.

Which Nicotine Level to Choose for Your Electronic Cigarette

We are often being asked how to decide which nicotine level to choose for the first electronic cigarette purchase.

There are too many variables (what you smoke today, how much you smoke, how long, how frequently, how you drag, etc.) to come down to an exact number. Therefore we recommend that you start with a medium level somewhere around 8 -12 mg.

When you start vaping then try to listen to your body. If for example the 8 mg liquid does not stop your cravings, then increase it to 12 mg and see if that works for you. It’s a lot of trial and error in the beginning but you will find the right nicotine level.

Of course, if you do not smoke at all then stay away from electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes are not a toy nor something to look cool!

Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe?

Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe?

Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe?

Smokeless Cigarettes are often advertised as a “healthy cigarette” or a “healthy alternative”. Are electronic cigarettes safe? Although electronic cigarettes do not contain tar the nicotine addiction is not remedied.

 

According to many manufacturers the chemicals in electronic cigarettes are around 90 percent lower than compared to a normal tobacco cigarettes and the cancer risk is reduced significantly.

A report by Health New Zealand Ltd. showed that the Ruyan E-Cigarette contains less than 1 percent of the amount of nitrosamines found in tobacco cigarettes. Furthermore, since no burning takes place no carbon monoxide is produced. Is there a significant reduction in cancer risk?

In conclusion, not enough studies have been conducted to scientifically conclude that electronic cigarettes are safe, safer, or just as bad as tobacco cigarettes.

What should you do? Obviously the best thing you can do is to quit smoking right now. If that is not an option that think about what you think is better for you.