E-Cigarettes Pro & Con
E-cigarettes have caused an intense debate among health experts who struggle for the same goal — reducing the disease and death caused by tobacco. But they do not come to the same opinion whether e-cigarettes make aggravate or improve the problem.
Opponents say that because nicotine is addictive, e-cigarettes could be a “gateway drug,” making nonsmokers and kids to use tobacco.
They also worry that producers, vendors with carefully thought- through advertising budgets and celebrity approval could make smoking popular again like never before. That would exclude decades of progress in getting people to quit or never begin smoking.
Others, on the contrary, look at possible advantages for smokers. Obviously, it would be best if smokers could quit completely, say many scientists.
But if that’s not so possible, they’d be a lot better off with e-cigarettes. They’re a safer alternative. People feel like they are smoking but do not harm their organism as one would expect to.
Some researchers even compare replacing tobacco with e-cigarettes to heroin users opting for the painkiller methadone. The replacement may have its own risks, but it’s safer.
Some supporters believe that e-cigarettes could help people quit, just like nicotine gum. Investigation hasn’t shown that yet, though, but science has all the time in the world to investigate and see the best results that may occur.