Traditional Cigarettes Versus Electronic Cigarettes
BY Nicole Winter @ December 01, 2022

When people discuss the advantages of e-cigarettes over traditional cigarettes, they always fail to remember a few important knowledge points. Today, the editor brings organized notes so that everyone can understand them at a glance.

  1. Which is more harmful, vaping or cigarettes?

Cigarettes do more harm. Regular cigarette smoke contains at least three dangerous chemicals: tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide. Tar concentrates in the lungs into a viscous substance made up of a mixture of several types. Nicotine is addictive, absorbed by the lungs, and acts primarily on the nervous system. Carbon monoxide reduces the ability of red blood cells to transport oxygen around the body.

Electronic Atomizer Devices contain fewer toxic chemicals overall, and at much lower levels than conventional cigarettes. A report by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) concluded, "There is strong evidence that the full replacement of combustible tobacco products with e-cigarettes reduces the exposure of smokers to a wide range of toxic and carcinogenic substances from combustible tobacco products.

The most harmful substance in vaping is nicotine, which does not contain tar or carbon monoxide, so cigarettes are the most detrimental to health.

  1. Are vaping harmful to the lungs?

The harm will be relatively reduced. It is also harmful to the body to spit out the smoke directly without passing through the lungs when smoking vape, but it is less dangerous than the smoke passing through the lungs. Nicotine and other harmful components in vaping are mainly absorbed through the lungs. Still, these toxic substances can irritate the oral mucosa when passing through the mouth, and the harm will be more obvious over a long period.

  1. Does vape affect pregnancy?

It will have some effect. Whether actively smoking vape or passively inhaling second-hand vape, they will have certain effects on the body. The nicotine content of vaping is very high. Smoking vaping or inhaling second-hand cigarettes during pregnancy will affect the fetus's growth and development, easily leading to fetal deformity and abortion.

Of course, in terms of convenience, the two have different advantages and disadvantages.

But in terms of harm reduction, e-cigarettes are far better than cigarettes. As a responsible e-cigarette brand, the marketing team should do more publicity in terms of harm reduction, instead of wasting time explaining various skeptical attitudes. One last thing is, If you’ve never smoked or used other tobacco products or e-cigarettes, don’t start.

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