Nicotine is a drug, and since the advancement of vapes and e-Cigarettes, regulations on them have been problematic at best. Now this dangerous new stimulant has a new and more powerful formula that’s hitting the market on a national level. They are called e-liquids and they have Toxicologists and health advocates greatly concerned.
E-Liquids Pose New Threat
Nicotine in its liquid form is quite potent. Now that these e-liquids (the main ingredient in e-cigarettes) are hitting the mass market, the dangers are mounting. These E-liquids contain strong neurotoxins; even in tiny doses – either absorbed through the skin or ingested – these toxins can cause seizures, vomiting, and even death. To give you an idea of the potency of these e-liquids, if a small child ingested even a teaspoon of extremely diluted e-liquid, it would have the power to kill.
Toxicologists state that e-liquids are proving a great threat to being poisoned, because the liquid is absorbed more quickly, even when diluted. E-liquid and e-cigarette advocates don’t see it that way; they instead compare the safety of nicotine to that of caffeine. But that argument doesn’t hold much water when there are still no solid, long-term scientific studies backing that theory up. In addition, most retailers aren’t even 100% certain what is even in the products that they are selling, creating even greater worry from health advocates.
E-liquids, much like e-cigarettes, are not yet regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), which is why there are so many concerns being raised. As of now, e-liquids are being mixed and sold without any rules or regulations on what even goes in these bottles. Many people are using these e-cigarettes, vapes, and e-liquids as a “safer” alternative to smoking regular cigarettes, but with new unregulated methods of production, and no real long-term evidence proving any improved safety for the lungs or health, it may be just a pipe dream that any of these products are a good alternative.
Want to know the safest alternative to smoking nicotine cigarettes? Complete abstinence from nicotine. This sort of exchange when someone tries using e-cigarettes instead of real cigarettes reminds us of drug substitution with those who are suffering from addiction. Instead of heroin, let’s take methadone; instead of alcohol, let’s smoke weed; instead of smoking nicotine cigarettes, let’s smoke e-liquids. When broken down in these terms, it doesn’t seem to make much sense to replace one bad drug for a different kind of bad drug. In our experience, complete abstinence is the best way to recover from nicotine addiction. If you would like to quit smoking for good, but are not sure where to start, click here: How To Quit Smoking. You do not have to be a slave to cigarettes any longer; you can be smoke-free today.
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