Cigarettes are the next big thing for smokers.
They’re a convenient way to smoke in a variety of settings, but the popularity of e-cigarettes, the only alternative to traditional cigarettes, is increasing.
With e-cigs now available to consumers in more than 40 countries, the market is expected to reach $3.7 billion by 2021.
But some smokers worry about the health effects.
“I’m afraid that e-cigarette use will be the new tobacco,” says Michael, an unemployed British man who has quit smoking for 20 years.
He has cancer.
Michael has tried many different nicotine replacement products but he says he’s not looking forward to the new products.
“I’m a cigarette user now, so I’m not going to give up smoking.”
“What worries me is that the technology has been created in a way that can actually be harmful,” he says.
Some e-cig companies, such as the UK-based Vapir and the Dutch-based Nicorette, are making e-juice that’s not tobacco and has other health risks, including cancer.
But others, like the makers of ejuice called Lidl, say e-liquid is safe.
The company says the liquid is safe to consume because it’s made from vegetable glycerin, which is made by the bacteria that make up nicotine.
Lidl has been testing the e-liquids on rats and says they have shown to be safe.
In a statement, Lidll said the liquids have been approved for use by the FDA and European regulators and are safe for use in humans.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 15 percent of Americans have tried e-Cigarettes.
Vaping companies like Vaporcloud are offering products to help smokers quit smoking, but they are not available to the public yet.
Some of the companies have been fined for selling products that contain tobacco or chemicals that could cause cancer.
Tobacco products such as e-Vapors, however, are regulated under the Food and Drug Administration, which makes sure products do not contain nicotine, but do contain chemicals that help the body burn tobacco.
Dr. William Happer, an assistant professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, says e-vapor companies are creating a new industry that is unregulated.
“[The companies] are using the word ‘nicotine’ to sell a product, but nicotine is a different chemical,” he said.
“They’re not saying they’re ‘nickel-free.’
They’re saying that they’re safe to use.”
Happer says ejuices are not a replacement for tobacco.
But he does think it’s important for people to know how to use e-bombs and e-tobacco products safely.
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Happer said it is important for smokers to have their health monitored before they take e-smoke, and it’s also important for companies to understand the health risks of using e-flavors.
“They should not use products like e-Flavor, which are known to be carcinogenic, unless they have a doctor’s approval,” he explained.
For now, however.
The e-smoking industry is expanding rapidly.
According to the National Cancer Institute, the use of e cigarettes and other nicotine replacement devices increased by nearly 7.7 percent from 2012 to 2017.