The move by the UK to propose a ban on electronic cigarettes is ridiculous. UK is of the opinion that these products are “normalizing” the act of smoking in the country. The move will anger smokers especially those who had stopped smoking tobacco for safer alternatives; electronic cigarettes.
Electronic cigarettes are a better alternative compared to cigarettes. They do not contain any tobacco in them and users who quit smoking tobacco find this method safer for them and their close friends and relatives. The proposal has come after a certain town in France imposed a ban on smoking electronic cigarettes in a public building.
Are e-cigarettes safe?
According to researchers and manufacturers, electronic cigarettes lack tobacco and high concentration of nicotine. This encourages most smokers to adopt this change. Compared to cigarettes, it’s safer. The UK government must have facts before they blindly introduce the ban.
- Cigarettes cause cancer due to presence of carcinogens and other toxic chemicals found in tobacco. All these health risks are reduced as e-cigs lack of tobacco.
- Electronic cigarettes were introduced into the market as an alternative way of smoking safely. They have led to many tobacco smokers, all over UK, to express their happiness since the introduction of the product in the country.
- Over 1.3 million of the estimated 10 million smokers in the UK use electronic cigarettes. Banning them will mean that these smokers return to their earlier behavior thus putting their health at risk.
Some of the benefits and advantages the UK should consider before banning the product are the following:
- E-cigarettes do not have tobacco, tar and any kind of toxins associated with the normal cigarettes. Lack of tobacco in the brand means a smoker can have his daily nicotine dose, without necessarily inhaling thousands of chemicals.
- They do not have an odor or smell – unlike normal cigarettes that produce irritating a smell which sticks to almost anything, these brands do not have the bad smell. They may instead produce the flavor in the e-liquid, thus friendly to the public.
- Smokers can regulate the amount of nicotine they want to inhale. Smokers can purchase e-liquids that have any amount of nicotine they require. The strength of nicotine in the e-liquid will range from zero to high.
- Freedom at all times – smokers are at liberty to smoke their brand anywhere anytime without affecting the people around. It is environmentally friendly.
- Users can save more money since some of the brands can be refilled after use. The first purchase of the kit is expensive but it is cheap thereafter.
- Electronic cigarettes are socially acceptable for their lack of smell and smoke and in place have sweet flavors and attractive tastes smokers can choose from.