A review of e-cigarettes by the foremost UC San Francisco scientists have found very little substance in claims made by the industry related to these devices that it will help smokers quit smoking. There is no proof that e-cigarettes can help smokers kick off their habit.
The latest review is also the first comprehensive appraisal of the peer reviewed published research into the relatively recent advent of electronic cigarettes.
Electronic cigarettes look externally like a common cigarette. There is a metal tube which is shaped much like a common cigarette albeit with a small difference. The entrails if the e-cigarette does not contain tobacco but a small cartridge which is filled with nicotine-laced liquid that is vaporized by a battery-powered heating element. The nicotine vapors are inhaled by the smoker when they draw on the mouthpiece of the device.
The e-cigarettes which earlier were unregulated and this is for the first time an analysis has been effected upon the health and the behavioral aspects of the products by UC San Francisco scientists. It was found that e-cigarette usage is related with considerably lesser odds of quitting cigarettes. The data on the emissions of e-cigarettes are also inadequate and it is not just water vapor as loudly proclaimed and could be a cause of indoor air pollution.
84 research studies done on e-cigarettes by the scientific community have been under the scrutiny. The call for a similar ban on e-cigarettes like the normal cigarettes is increasing.
E-cigarettes are made by many big multinational tobacco companies and the device is being promoted in the media and internet with claims of dubious nature which is not backed by hard facts. The use of e-cigarettes in the younger population of US has increased from 3.3 percent in 2011 to 6.8 percent the following year. In South Korea, use of e-cigarettes has jumped from .5% in 2008 to 9.4% in 2011. It was also found that most of the young persons who use e-cigarettes are dual users. One third of the young people who smoke e-cigarettes had never smoked a conventional cigarette. This points out to the fact that the younger generation is getting addicted to nicotine with e-cigarettes.