Tonight’s Main Event: E Cigarettes Vs Traditional Cigarettes

The fact that electronic cigarettes are relatively new can lead to false claims and confusion with their usage. In fact the Daily Mail have recently been forced to issue an apology for false claims they made in their paper back in January. They falsely claimed “some experts believe electronic cigarettes can be more harmful than real ones.” This is not true at all, in fact recent research has confirmed that electronic cigarettes do not cause the same type of harm that traditional smoking does.

There are different research papers that you can look up facts on, however one of the most recent “the levels of the toxicants (in e-cigarettes)  were 9–450 times lower than in cigarette smoke “ and that “substituting tobacco cigarettes with e-cigarettes may substantially reduce exposure to selected tobacco-specific toxicants.” So, when you look at level of toxicants in electronic cigarettes being 450 times lower, you can easily see that they’re already much safer.

Ingredients in an electronic cigarette include:

  • Propylene glycol
  • Flavourings
  • Nicotine

None of these in small doses are a toxic substance. Nicotine should be looked at in much the same way as caffeine – it is harmful but ONLY if you take it in extremely high doses. A harmful chemical in traditional cigarettes is contained in the tobacco and comes when you burn this – electronic cigarettes don’t contain any of this and so do not have harmful toxins.

“The Daily Mail apology described above read:”

“A Health article on January 27 said some experts believe electronic cigarettes can be more harmful than real ones. In fact we are not aware of any experts who hold this view compared to the risks of cancer, heart disease and lung damage from real cigarettes. We apologies for any contrary suggestion.”

We at Cloud Cig hope that the media can eventually come to realize that e cigarettes will actually help save millions of peoples lives. There seems to be a lot of bad media against electronic cigarettes, why not point it towards tobacco cigarettes?