Health issues associated with smoking tobacco cigarettes
The ECigarette is the ONLY alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes that addresses your habit of having something in your hand and in your mouth. It contains no tobacco. Here are some links to help you learn more about smoking real cigarettes that contain tobacco. Articles and research abound on how tobacco affects our health. Here are three of the most trusted sources.
From the American Heart Association www.americanheart.org
Cigarette smoking is the most important and preventable cause of premature death in the United States, according to the Surgeon General. It accounts for more than 440,000 deaths annually. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of coronary heart disease by itself. When it acts with other factors, it greatly increases risk. Smoking increases blood pressure, decreases exercise tolerance and increases the tendency for blood to clot. Smoking also increases the risk of recurrent coronary heart disease after bypass surgery.
From the World Health Organization www.who.int
Tobacco is the second major cause of death in the world. It is currently responsible for the death of one in ten adults worldwide (about 5 million deaths each year). If current smoking patterns continue, it will cause some 10 million deaths each year by 2020. Half the people that smoke today --that is about 650 million people--will eventually be killed by tobacco.
From the Washington State Department of Health www.quitline.com
Giving up smoking tobacco will improve your health and decrease your chance of developing serious diseases like lung cancer and heart disease. In addition to improving your health, quitting also benefits your family and others around you.
Secondhand tobacco smoke contains the same 4,000 chemicals that are inhaled by a smoker, including arsenic, carbon monoxide, methane and formaldehyde. About 50 of these chemicals are associated with, or are known to cause, cancer.
Consider the negative effects secondhand tobacco smoke can have on others. By giving up tobacco smoking, you will be helping those you care about avoid the dangers of secondhand tobacco smoke.
Nicotine is the drug in the cigarette that causes addiction and increases the risk of heart attack and damage to the blood vessels.
Real cigarette tobacco is the enemy. Our ECigarette contains NO TOBACCO…and NO NICOTINE!