Before you grab your iPhone, or Samsung Galaxy S, and yes you can put down your iPad, or other tablet computer, none of those amazing gadgets even comes close to having the positive effect on society, community, and family as our choice for the Greatest Invention of the 21st Century. What does have that effect? The answer is quite simple, The Electronic Cigarette .
Why, do you ask, is this seemingly boring little piece of tech so important? Take a look at these "Fun Facts" from the CDC:
1. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death.
2, Worldwide, tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year, and current trends show that tobacco use will cause more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030.
3. Cigarette smoking is responsible for about one in five deaths annually (i.e., more than 440,000 deaths per year, and an estimated 49,000 of these smoking-related deaths are the result of secondhand smoke exposure).
4. On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.
5 million deaths per year, that is 13,698 per day simply because of the 4,000 unknown chemicals that reside in that harmless looking piece of paper and plant. Actually it should read 3949 unknown chemicals, because we do know 51 chemicals found in the average cigarette are carcinogenic, as in CANCER CAUSING! Here are the top three,
1. Asbestos, insulation that we know causes mesothelioma and lung disease.
2. Tar, REALLY? TAR! We are inhaling TAR into our lungs and we wonder why we are getting sick?
3. Carbon Monoxide, you know the exhaust that comes out of a car.
Okay so cigarettes are bad, we know we've seen the Truth commercials so why is there any thought here at all whatsoever? Why is it so hard to do the smart thing and put down the cigarettes? Simple, NICOTINE! Cigarettes have it and we want it BAD!
So we've tried the gums, the patches, the stickers, the fluids, and drugs etc. and we still can't quit. What's missing from all of these solutions that makes it so hard to break the habit? The HIT!
While we smokers crave the nicotine, without the hit, it's just not the same we just can't give it up. Which is why the Electronic Cigarette is such a revelation to smokers who have tried it. For smokers like myself who have made the switch, the changes can be seen in days.
When I went to bed as a smoker, I would take at least 30 minutes to cough up enough of the garbage in my lungs so that I could breath well enough to fall asleep, a pretty picture I know, but imagine being my wife and trying to sleep through it or better yet imagine the person you love most in your life laboring for breath because they needed those last two cigarettes of the day then you've got a pretty good picture of what this experience is like and why Electronic Cigarettes are so important. They provide the Hit and the nicotine without the 4,000 cancer causing chemicals
Disclaimer! Nicotine is a drug and no one should consider putting it in their bodies. Electronic Cigarettes with liquids that include nicotine will have an adverse effect on your heart, that's just the nature of the drug so in that way it is not safe.
HOWEVER! For smokers who need to get off of cancer causing cigarettes, Electronic Cigarettes are SAFER than real cigarettes. Here's why.
Electronic Cigarettes contain nicotine and either Propylene Glycol or Vegetable Glycol, two chemicals that the Food and Drug administration have concluded to be safe to ingest. It's just that simple.
This is why the electronic cigarette is the greatest invention of the 21st century, the millions of lives that they can saved every year by helping smokers quit as well as the billions of dollars saved every year in medical costs and funerals far outweigh any benefit put forth by any other technology invented or innovated in the past 13 years, again it's just that simple.
If you smoke or you have a loved one who smokes, you owe it to yourself to learn more about E Cigarettes it just might save a life.
Copyright (c) 2013 Andrew Brinkworth
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Andrew Brinkworth struggled with smoking for 22 years before breaking the habit with the help of an electronic cigarette. To help others make the break he created the website www.electricelectroniccigarette.com which educates smokers on the best e cigarette for them.
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