You only have to be alive to have heard about the mountain pile of negative aspects to tobacco and smoking.  Although Vapor, e-liquids and electronic cigarettes recently come into popularity, they have in fact been around for some time, yet most people do not know most of the facts.  So let’s start with some Tobacco facts, and although we all know of heard some of these it’s always a good reminder.

According to the Center of Disease control (CDC) consumer booklet about Tobacco and smoking: “Tobacco smoke is a toxic mix of more than 7,000 chemicals. Many are poisons. When these chemicals get deep into your body’s tissues, they cause damage. Your body must fight to heal the damage each time you smoke. Over time, the damage can lead to disease.

Electronic cigarettes and E-liquid vapors contain three basic components:

Nicotine:  Nicotine is only 1 of 7,000 chemicals in cigarettes.

Flavoring: Food grade flavoring

Propylene Glycol: a food grade product and commonly an inactive ingredient in many medications

(And OR) Vegetable Glycerin:  A food grade vegetable oil extract.

 

Somme effects are as follows:

Death by smoking.

  • The adverse health effects from tobacco smoking account for 443,000 human deaths, that’s 1 of every 5 people who die in the US
  • More people die each year from smoking that any other cause combines, including HIV, drug use, car accidents alcohol, murder and suicide.
  • 90% of lung cancer in men is cause by smoking and 80% in women.

 

Health risks

 

When comparing smokers to nonsmokers:

  • 2 to 4 times increase in coronary heart disease.
  • Stroke by 2 to 4 times,1,6
  • Lung cancer 23 times more likely
  • Death from chronic obstructive lung diseases EX: emphysema and chronic bronchitis increase by 13 times.

 

Disease

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Aortic aneurism ( weakling of the hear artery)
    • Acute myeloid leukemia
    • Cancer of the bladder
    • Cervical cancer
    • Kidney cancer
    • Larynx cancer (voice box)
    • Lung cancer (very common)
    • Mouth cancer
    • Cancer of the pancreas
    • Throat cancer
    • Cancer of the stomach

Smoking and adverse reproductive and early childhood effects,

  • Infertility
  • SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
  • Pre mature birth
    • Low birth weight, and