Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe?

Is There A Such Thing As Safe Smoking? Is there a such thing as safe smoking?… definitely not, however substitute the word ‘smoking’ for ‘vaping’ and the answer is very different. You want to quit smoking and you have been told by a friend that electronic cigarettes are the future. Duped the ‘safer way to smoke’, these devices are now being used by millions around the world to help stop their smoking addiction. But are they really the best way to quit and more importantly are electronic cigarettes safe? A recent study carried out by ecigarettedirect.co.uk is believed to be the most significant analaysis of UK electronic cigarette use that has been undertaken. The data, studied independently by scientist Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos said: “In a group of motivated e-cigarette users we observe positive effects on respiratory function, while duration of e-cigarette use is associated with improvement in cough symptoms and exercise capacity….However, less beneficial effects were observed in users who continue to smoke, indicating that e-cigarettes should be used as a complete [ Continue Reading… ]

Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe For People With Asthma (Asthmatics)?

What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. The symptoms of having asthma include: • Chest Tightness • Loss Of Breath (especially during exercise) • Wheezing and Coughing The condition can affect anyone at any time however it usually starts at childhood. Why Do People Get Asthma? To understand how asthma works we will have a quick biology lesson. Don’t worry you are not back at school now and if you don’t want to pay attention to this part it is ok to skip to the next section, seriously, you are not going to get put in detention for it – however it is advised you do in order to understand the condition better. A persons airways (which can be seen on the diagram) are basically the transport corridors that carry air into and out of the lungs. Now, people that suffer from asthma have inflamed airways which make them very swollen and sensitive. This can result in the muscles in these passages [ Continue Reading… ]

Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe During Pregnancy?

I have seen this question pop up time and time again so I thought it would be good to start off our new FAQ section on this question. There are two sides to this question with some people saying that e cigs are ok to use whilst pregnant as they are the better alternative to smoking, whilst others say once you become pregnant it is totally unacceptable. The arguments for using the electronic cigarette include: Women Who Are Pregnant & Quit Smoking Have Healthier Babies: This really is a no brainer…if you are with child and you are inhaling toxic chemicals via smoking then this will have consequences for your unborn child’s health. E cigs don’t contain the thousands of harmful chemicals and carcinogens found in a regular cigarette so therefore they are a healthier alternative. There also seems to be a massive misunderstanding that some women think that if they smoked in their first trimester that there is no point quitting in the next two. I don’t know where [ Continue Reading… ]