Are E Cigarettes Safe?

It’s no secret that smoking is very bad for your health. Normal cigarettes contain many carcinogenic substances (i.e. they cause cancer) and there are still substances in cigarette smoke that remain unidentified. Tobacco even contains such notorious substances as cyanide and formaldehyde.

We don’t want to go too deeply into the negative health implications of smoking tobacco, as it’s very widely known. Some people, despite all this information, still choose to smoke tobacco and this remains their choice.

It is important to acknowledge, however, that there is an alternative out there. An alternative that doesn’t have the same negative health implications as smoking tobacco, but offers a very similar experience.  That alternative is electronic cigarettes.

But are E Cigarette Safe?

Firstly, it is important to emphasise that there might be considerable difference between the best electronic cigarette and the worst. However, the following tends to hold true for electronic ciggies:

Firstly, as electronic cigarettes are man-made we have a much better idea about what chemicals are involved. The prime ingredient tends to be something called propylene glycol. It might not have an appealing name, however it’s  substance that’s used widely and safely in all sorts of applications.

The substance that defines the experience of smoking cigarettes is nicotine. This too is in an electronic cigarette. It’s not a healthy substance per se, and has a similar effect to caffeine. However because nicotine is found in e cigs they can be used effectively to satisfy nicotine addiction.