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I’m Not a Smoker, I’m a Vaper!

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I am a 26-year-old smoker who has been smoking an average of one packet per day for the past eight years. I am also diabetic.

I enjoy smoking for many reasons – not only because of my nicotine addiction! But unfortunately, my parents, friends, girlfriend and colleagues at work are cigarette enemies.

The solution to such a dilemma is shifting to electronic cigarettes! Based on my experience, it is not easy to quit smoking. But puffing a slim metal e-cigarette provides the same satisfaction actual smoking does… with far fewer health consequences!

Even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned of the potential risks of e-cigarettes, it admits that it has detected only 9 contaminants in e-cigarettes, versus 11,000 contaminants present in tobacco cigarettes. The FDA also noted that the toxicity level of e-cigarettes is lower than that of tobacco cigarettes.

I’m not claiming that e-cigarettes are completely safe. However, in terms of health consequences, shifting from tobacco cigarettes to these battery-operated devices is like shifting from heroin to panadol.

As for the effectiveness of e-cigarettes as smoke-cessation devices, it is worth noting the results of a survey of first-time purchasers of electronic cigarettes conducted by researchers from Boston University Medical Center:

  • Almost 67 percent of respondents reported having reduced the number of cigarettes they smoked after using electronic cigarettes.
  • 34.3 percent reported not using electronic cigarettes or any nicotine-containing products.

It is up to you to decide!


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