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Guide to e-cig world.
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Electronic cigarettes and public health.
The issue of the electronic cigarettes possible health damage has been discussed quite vigorously recently, and, since there are still very few scientific studies of this issue, probably due to their high cost and durability, various opinions and beliefs arise, including completely opposite.
On the other hand, practically all the ingredients that make up the liquid have been used for a long time in a variety of areas, well studied and all questions about their possible harm are more or less resolved. Let's just say that if all the initial components had a high degree of purification, and the production technology was followed, then, excluding the nicotine, there are no substances in the liquid that are hazardous to health, of course, if you are not allergic to some ingredients. Some doubts were about propylene glycol: it was not clear if it represented a danger as an inhaled aerosol, but this issue was already safely shut down - propylene glycol is not dangerous. Another thing is that, when glycerin is heated up, its thermal dehydration (decomposition) can occur, the product of which is an unpleasant substance - acrolein. Not only does it have a tear-off effect, extremely irritating the mucous membranes, it is also a confirmed carcinogen. So neither during the production of liquids, nor in the process of using an electronic cigarette, strong heating of the liquid should not occur, otherwise it can carry a health hazard. In order to avoid too much heat, there are special modes of operation for electronic cigarettes.
Proceeding from all this, now the leading scientists and doctors involved in the fight against smoking are convinced that the use of electronic cigarettes, if not totally safe, but at least 100 to 1000 times less dangerous than smoking. And many of them are sure that everything that allows a person to give up an ordinary cigarette should use the full support of both the government and the medicine. As for all kinds of medical and healthcare-control organizations in different countries, their positions are also very different - from support or ignoring to opposition and prohibitions. We will discuss this in more detail a little later, when we talk about electronic cigarettes and laws. In any case, if a user of electronic cigarettes thinks about their safety, he should understand that it is more or less guaranteed only when both the liquid and the electronic cigarette itself are made qualitatively, with observance of all technologies. This can only be guaranteed by more or less large manufacturers or suppliers who are able to afford the laboratory control of both the inputs for the production of components and the liquid produced by them. Otherwise, we have to rely only on the common sense and integrity of both component suppliers and people involved in production.
As you probably already knew, making liquid for electronic cigarettes is easy - just mix four ingredients. Ingredients are also quite affordable and inexpensive. So some vapers even make a liquid on their own, buying either all the components separately, or already prepared "base" of mixed in a certain proportion of glycerin, propylene glycol and nicotine, in which you must only add flavoring to taste.
And, of course, one of the constituent fluids must be taken particularly carefully - nicotine. If a vaper feels the need for nicotine, he should try to satisfy it with the minimum amount of nicotine, using a liquid with minimal concentration, and keeping track of his condition. At the slightest signs of an overdose of nicotine, vaporization should be stopped, and concentration of this substance in the used liquid must be reduced.
It should be remembered that retail stores of electronic cigarettes, as well as most other employees of the involved companies, do not have medical education and should not give consultations on medical issues. All consultations of this kind should be given by doctors. If the customer of a retail store is interested in, say, whether to use an electronic cigarette during pregnancy or a particular disease, the seller must refrain from recommending and advise the client to consult his doctor or another medical professional.
Electronic cigarettes and law.
Electronic cigarettes are still a new phenomenon, and therefore, the laws that somehow take their existence into account and regulate their turnover and consumption, are pretty rare.
In some countries, electronic cigarettes are completely banned, in some they are more or less equated to conventional tobacco products and are regulated by the same laws.
It is worth noting that in Thailand you can be in prison or pay a huge fine for just trying to bring your e-cigarette to the country. Travelers who intend to visit countries with an incomprehensible attitude to the consumption of electronic cigarettes, will want to clarify all the questions they are interested in from the tourist operator, or in the embassy.
More and more countries are adopting special laws relating specifically to electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes and liquid for them have nothing to do with tobacco products, the circulation and use of which are regulated by the relevant laws, and do not fall under these laws, which explicitly prohibit smoking in most public places, including public catering establishments, transportation, etc.
In principle, in all these places it is not forbidden to vape an electronic cigarette by law, and for the moment vaping is regulated only by the common sense of the vaper himself, and also by some local rules operating in a certain place. For example, you really can't the use of electronic cigarettes on board of the most airlines or even at the airport. This is not due to the potential danger of electronic cigarettes, but to the inability to control other passengers, because if one of the passengers uses an electronic cigarette - someone will definitely decide that you can smoke on board, or smoke can provoke panic. The rule at all can be reduced to simple - do not vape where you would not smoke.
And, of course, we must bear in mind that the vapor from the electronic cigarette, although much safer than the cigarette smoke, and even usually quite pleasantly smelling, can still cause justified irritation and discontent among the surrounding people.
And one more thing - although the sale of electronic cigarettes is not restricted in any way and is not regulated by law, electronic cigarettes and liquid for them should not be provided to persons under 18, regardless of the content of nicotine in the liquid.

To be continued...
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Guide to e-cig world. - Crazybasil - 04-27-2018, 06:14 PM
RE: Guide to e-cig world. - Crazybasil - 04-28-2018, 04:07 PM
RE: Guide to e-cig world. - Liz (glizz) - 05-03-2018, 06:46 PM
RE: Guide to e-cig world. - Crazybasil - 05-04-2018, 07:08 PM
RE: Guide to e-cig world. - Vapelove - 06-08-2018, 05:36 PM

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