Feeling After Reading A Report about E-cigarette

Feeling After Reading A Report about E-cigarette,On December 17, 2014, user FFighter7231 posted a message on reddit.com’s “subreddit” message board dedicated to all things e-cigs: “6 months ago today…I smoked my last analog and will never look back…After 16 years of smoking [about one] pack a day, I’ll never touch another one. I’ve also gotten my fiancée to go vaping.”
“Vaping” refers to inhaling and exhaling nicotine-infused vapor from a small, battery-powered cylinder or similar device typically sold at pharmacies, convenience stores, and specialty shops. According to medical rules of thumb, once FFighter7232 smoked his last cigarette (or “analog”), he could expect that the carbon monoxide in his body would decrease to normal, nonsmoking levels within 12 hours. By now, six months later, the cilia in his lungs should have mostly regrown, more effectively keeping infections away. In six more months, his chances of heart disease should decrease to half that of a smoker. And in five more years, his stroke risk should decline to that of a nonsmoker.
FFighter7232, whose real name is Patrick Holdridge, lives in Herndon, VA, and is a sales manager at a swimming pool company. He’d tried to quit smoking analogs cold turkey, but nothing stopped the cravings until he found the e-cig forum and shopped around for a solid starter kit.“The cravings and mood swings you get when you quit smoking—you become a very nasty person,” he says. “But when you quit and find you’re able to start tasting foods again, and wake up in the morning without hacking up a lung, you feel a lot better. I feel much healthier, with improved lung capacity: I can run and swim much longer than I could before, without being completely winded like I was when I was smoking cigarettes.”
With the explosion of the e-cig market—it boomed from roughly $20 million in 2008 to about $1 billion in 2013, according to trade sources, and Citi Research estimates it will surpass $3 billion by 2015—the potential for smokers to switch to electronic forms of satisfying their nicotine addiction puts the future of tobacco cigarettes, for the first time in history, in doubt. In a June 2013 Italian study published in the journal PLOS One, 13% of participants—none of whom wanted to quit smoking—switched from analogs to vaping exclusively.
“We can use these products as an extraordinary tobacco-control tool,” says study author Riccardo Polosa, M.D., Ph.D. That’s what the makers, proponents, and users of e-cigarettes are hoping. And with all the buzz around e-cigs as a method to smoke “safely,” one would think public health officials would be rallying behind a device that might help save the 480,000 lives that tobacco takes in the U.S. every year.But by and large, they aren’t. In fact, last winter, just two days after Holdridge’s Reddit post, the New York City Council voted to ban e-cigs in public places—bars, restaurants, parks—where cigarette use is already outlawed. And earlier this year, Chicago and L.A. followed suit with their own restrictions.
Just days before NYC’s vote, e-cigarette advocate and former United States Surgeon General Richard Carmona, M.D., who served under George W. Bush, wrote to the Council, saying: “I am extremely concerned…that such an effort, if successful, could do tremendous harm to what is emerging as the most promising weapon yet in the fight against tobacco-related illness and death…The Centers for Disease Control reports that adult smokers usually know they are engaged in harmful behavior and 69% would like to reduce or quit smoking. However, each year only 6% of smokers succeed in quitting…The history and data suggest we need more viable alternatives in this fight against tobacco. I believe that one such alternative is the electronic cigarette.”

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