According to a report by VRN at the end of last month, researchers have pointed out that although products such as e-cigarettes are less harmful to the human body compared to traditional tobacco, it does not mean that they are completely free from the threat of carcinogens and toxic substances.
Many scientific studies strongly refute the idea that using pipes and hookahs can reduce the risk of smoking-related illnesses. These studies suggest that transitioning from traditional cigarettes to electronic nicotine delivery systems does not truly help maintain people’s health – a misconception that needs to be addressed.
Experts say, “Statistically speaking, the risk of dying from non-infectious chronic diseases is significantly higher than that of e-cigarette users. Each individual is more likely to die from diseases related to the blood system rather than lung cancer. The risk of cardiovascular diseases does not alter based on the source of nicotine; nonetheless, nicotine will cause damage to blood vessels, accelerate arterial hardening, and increase the tendency to form blood clots, regardless.
Although e-cigarettes are often considered a “healthier” source of nicotine, they often lack proper usage control and can lead to excessive nicotine intake.
In addition, although e-cigarettes do not contain tobacco tar, they are not completely free from dangerous carcinogens and toxic elements. These elements include substances that can irritate the respiratory system, such as propylene glycol, diacetyl, various aldehydes, which can stimulate and disrupt the body’s defense mechanisms, even in nicotine-free e-cigarettes. Unfortunately, the long-term effects of e-cigarette use are still being studied at this stage.
The primary danger of e-cigarettes lies in the illusion it creates, leading people to believe it is safe and ultimately dampening their motivation to break free from nicotine addiction. For adolescents in particular, e-cigarettes often serve as an entry point to nicotine exposure and familiarity.