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Should the government ban electronic cigarettes?

Asked by: skyler743
  • E-cigarettes should be banned in indoor public places

    E-cigarettes, while they can be less harmful than actual cigarettes, are still be harmful to the health of users and nonusers. Knowing this, E-cigarettes should be banned in indoor public places on account of the health of those who are subjected to the second hand emissions from the device.
    - An FDA document states that E-cigarettes contain volatile organic substances, including nicotine, that are emitted as a mist or aerosol into indoor air. It continues to acknowledge the fact that studies have showed that these "ultrafine liquid particles particles of less than 2.5 micrometer in diameter may penetrate deeply into the lungs." (www.Fda.Gov.Ph)

    - Studies further indicate that although e-cigarettes may produce substantially fewer ultrafine particles than regular cigarettes, second-hand exposure to e-cigarette emission may lead to adverse health effects.

    - Nicotine, which is found in e-cigarettes, affects every major system in the human body. Whether nicotine comes from smoke or in another form, anyone subjected to nicotine is affected in the same way.

    - "Over time, nicotine permanently damages the cells in the lungs by changing their structure. This leads to increased risk for lung disease, lung cancer, emphysema, pneumonia, and bronchitis!" (www.Ucanquit2.Org)

    - "Young people who try e-cigarettes are much more likely to start smoking, scientists have concluded." (www.Telegraph.Co.Uk)

    - "A year-long study of nearly 700 teenagers in the United States found that pf the 16 who tried e-cigarettes, 11 (68%) went on to smoke compared with only 18% who did not." (www.Telegraph.Co.Uk)

    - "Those who tried e-cigarettes became addicted to nicotine and grew to the action of smoking, scientists found." (www.Telegraph.Co.Uk)

    The evidence found supports the fact that E-cigarettes are harmful to both users and non-users. The nicotine found in the E-cigarettes can easily harm anyone who is subjected to it, whether it is firsthand or second hand. It is important to remember that those who have chosen to not pollute their bodies with such substances should not be subjected to such emissions, especially when a build-up of this substance is CANCER-CAUSING. It is also vital to keep in mind that the nicotine concentration in E-cigarettes can not only be increased, resulting in a worsening health, but can also lead to smoking actual cigarettes. As aforementioned, the teens who tried who tried E-cigarettes were more likely to take on smoking.


    Sources used:
    http://www.Fda.Gov.Ph/attachments/article/80233/FA2013-015.Pdf (FDA document)
    https://www.Ucanquit2.Org/NicotineEffects?P=1 (Effects of Nicotine)
    http://www.Telegraph.Co.Uk/news/science/science-news/11852677/E-cigarettes-tempt-young-into-smoking.Html (E-cigarettes 'tempt young into smoking')

  • E-cigarettes should be banned in public indoor places.

    E-cigarettes, while they can be less harmful than actual cigarettes, are still be harmful to the health of users and nonusers. Knowing this, E-cigarettes should be banned in indoor public places on account of the health of those who are subjected to the secondhand emissions from the device.
    - An FDA document states that E-cigarettes contain volatile organic substances, including nicotine, that are emitted as a mist or aerosol into indoor air. It continues to acknowledge the fact that studies have showed that these "ultrafine liquid particles particles of less than 2.5 micrometer in diameter may penetrate deeply into the lungs." (www.Fda.Gov.Ph)

    - Studies further indicate that although e-cigarettes may produce substantially fewer ultrafine particles than regular cigarettes, second-hand exposure to e-cigarette emission may lead to adverse health effects.

    - Nicotine, which is found in e-cigarettes, affects every major system in the human body. Whether nicotine comes from smoke or in another form, anyone subjected to nicotine is affected in the same way.

    - "Over time, nicotine permanently damages the cells in the lungs by changing their structure. This leads to increased risk for lung disease, lung cancer, emphysema, pneumonia, and bronchitis!" (www.Ucanquit2.Org)

    - "Young people who try e-cigarettes are much more likely to start smoking, scientists have concluded." (www.Telegraph.Co.Uk)

    - "A year-long study of nearly 700 teenagers in the United States found that pf the 16 who tried e-cigarettes, 11 (68%) went on to smoke compared with only 18% who did not." (www.Telegraph.Co.Uk)

    - "Those who tried e-cigarettes became addicted to nicotine and grew to the action of smoking, scientists found." (www.Telegraph.Co.Uk)

    The evidence found supports the fact that E-cigarettes are harmful to both users and non-users. The nicotine found in the E-cigarettes can easily harm anyone who is subjected to it, whether it is firsthand or second hand. It is important to remember that those who have chosen to not pollute their bodies with such substances should not be subjected to such emissions, especially when a build-up of this substance is CANCER-CAUSING. It is also vital to keep in mind that the nicotine concentration in E-cigarettes can not only be increased, resulting in a worsening health, but can also lead to smoking actual cigarettes. As aforementioned, the teens who tried who tried E-cigarettes were more likely to take on smoking.


    Sources used:
    http://www.Fda.Gov.Ph/attachments/article/80233/FA2013-015.Pdf (FDA document)
    https://www.Ucanquit2.Org/NicotineEffects?P=1 (Effects of Nicotine)
    http://www.Telegraph.Co.Uk/news/science/science-news/11852677/E-cigarettes-tempt-young-into-smoking.Html (E-cigarettes 'tempt young into smoking')

  • All Cigarettes are bad for you

    Using normal cigarettes are bad enough. People shouldn't be making electric cigarettes to find a healthier way to smoke. The easiest solution to it is to just stop making them. Its not only bad for you, but its bad for the environment and the people that live around you. It's good for no one and making and electric one is no better than a real cigarette.

  • E-cig smokers get influenced easily

    Most people think that smoking e-cigarettes is less harmful than the real tobacco. But after a long term usage of e-cigs, the users lose the feeling of it actually calming your mind. Then they jump to the real tobacco because they got the taste e-cigs and want more than that. E-cigs basically serve as a gateway to tobacco, as you know tobacco causes cancer. So please just ban it, we don't want anyone falling victim to tobacco.

  • At least it's better than tobacco

    I don't use cigarettes and I don't use e-cigarettes but at least e-cigarettes don't have tobacco and only have nicotine. Nicotine alone can be bad for your health but at least it doesn't produce all the same harmful chemicals that tobacco does. E-cigarettes can be very good for someone who is smoking cigarettes but isn't ready to just quit. And even for someone who hasn't started smoking their health won't be as damaged if they start on e-cigarettes. I don't recommend people use either of them, but tobacco is worse than e-cigarettes.

  • Not unless you ban everything

    Regardless of the potential dangers (which are certainly less than smoking), people should have the right to do whatever they want to their bodies. If they were to ban electronic cigarettes then they should also ban real cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and anything else that's addictive. The government aren't really interested in saving lives though, they just want to charge taxes, which is why they want to impose the same restrictions on e-cigarettes as tobacco products, so they can charge the same level of taxes.

  • Not ban, but...

    People can smoke cigarettes if they want. Ecigs should be no different. This is America, where you have the freedom to do what you want, and that includes smoking.

    Electronic cigarettes are still addictive. They are marketed as a healthy alternative to smoking, and they're not. As shown in the picture, some have designs or even flavors that appeal to children. E-cigarettes shouldn't be banned, but they need the same regulations as normal cigarettes.

  • It is a better alternative to smoking

    I believe ecigs are healthier than smoking the actual thing. They could be used as an option to quit or as a replacement for actual cigarettes. They provide the hand to mouth movement and the feel of the actual smoke without the need to light chemicals and inhale them im not saying they are the healthiest thing out there but would you rather have people smoking the real thing or something that's at least a bit better than that


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