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Are e-cigarettes really better for you?

Are e-cigarettes really better for you?

*Disclaimer* I don’t smoke. I never have, and at this point in my life I probably won’t start. So I’m not going to pretend to have all the answers. I do know a lot of people who use e-cigarettes and that’s why I wanted to look into it.

With the price of cigarettes up to almost $10 a pack, people are now looking into ways to save money without having to give up smoking. So they are now turning to e-cigarettes. These are touted as less expensive and a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes.

I almost feel like this is cheat smoking. You’re still smoking, it may not be a traditional cigarette but you’re still smoking. Nicotine is bad for you and these have just as much and sometimes more than a regular cigarette. 

Not to mention, there is no regulation on these. Makers of e-cigarettes can put whatever they want in them and none the wiser for us. There are no rules and no limit to what they can put in these things.

If you really want to give up smoking, than do that. I know that is way easier said than done but it is possible. To think that going from a traditional cigarette to a e-cigarette is going to help you stop smoking sounds crazy to me.

I know this is starting to sound like an anti smoking campaign, it isn’t. I really don’t care if you or anyone smokes. What you do is your business and I honestly mean that. But I feel that the makers of these things need to be honest.  No one really knows the health risk or benefits yet so they should slow down on the “this is healthier” track they’re on.