This article dispels your misunderstanding about disposable electronic cigarettes

by:Runfree     2023-01-11

At the 315 party not long ago, CCTV exposed the chaos in the disposable e-cigarette industry, pointing out that formaldehyde is contained in disposable e-cigarette oil, which will endanger the health of smokers, and long-term use of disposable e-cigarettes will also produce nicotine. rely.

Once the program was broadcast, it aroused widespread discussion, and some even said that disposable electronic cigarettes are more poisonous than cigarettes. But is the harm of e-cigarettes really so heinous?

About formaldehyde

The main raw materials of e-cigarettes are propylene glycol, glycerol (glycerin), essence, and a small amount of nicotine. Propylene glycol and glycerin here are the main sources of formaldehyde in disposable electronic cigarettes. These two substances will undergo cracking reactions at high temperatures to form formaldehyde. The high temperature here is 400°C. That is to say, when the electronic cigarette is heated above 400°C, it will start to release formaldehyde, while ordinary disposable electronic cigarettes usually do not heat above 300-400°C, and the cotton may be burned if the temperature exceeds this temperature.

Although the e-cigarette with large smoke may reach this temperature, it will also burn your mouth at the same time... Formaldehyde is ubiquitous in our nature, and even contains trace amounts of formaldehyde in the human body. Everyone should treat formaldehyde more rationally instead of Talk about 'aldehyde' discoloration.

There has been a saying that 'inhaling formaldehyde will cause cancer' has been circulating for many years. There are indeed relevant studies showing that long-term high-concentration exposure to formaldehyde can increase the incidence of nasopharyngeal cancer, but there is no scientific proof that formaldehyde directly causes leukemia or nasopharyngeal cancer. Prime culprit.

The US FDA and the Swedish Ministry of Health have shown that tar is the culprit of cancer, and tar is not added to e-cigarettes.

In addition, disposable electronic cigarettes will make smokers dependent on nicotine, which is one of the reasons why Foss hates disposable electronic cigarettes. Long-term smoking of a large amount of nicotine will cause damage to the human body, but everything has two sides. Statistics show that nicotine can play a certain role in preventing Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease (senile dementia).

Due to the different mechanisms of action between disposable e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes, the nicotine transfer rates in traditional tobacco and disposable e-cigarettes are very different. The bioavailability of nicotine in e-cigarette aerosols limits the amount of nicotine that can be absorbed into the bloodstream and reach the brain's nicotine receptors. In other words, a lot of nicotine in disposable electronic cigarettes is not actually absorbed by the human body, but is directly metabolized out of the body. The human body can metabolize nicotine, so a small amount of nicotine will do little harm to the human body.

As the saying goes, 'Talking about toxicity regardless of dose is a hooligan.' The experimental results at the party are not false. Disposable electronic cigarettes do contain formaldehyde and nicotine, but they are extremely small amounts. Moreover, the experimental tubes used at the party are for Focusing on the experimental results is very different from our daily habit of using e-cigarettes.

We do not advocate 'disposable electronic cigarettes are harmless' or 'disposable electronic cigarettes can preserve health', but compared with traditional cigarettes, its harm is much less. After all, when CCTV mentioned its harm, it only said 'very small amount hazardous substances'. If you are a person who has never touched cigarettes, e-cigarettes may indeed make you addicted to nicotine; but if you are a cigarette smoker and cannot quit cigarettes for a while, e-cigarettes are undoubtedly a healthier choice.

This party is by no means the end of the e-cigarette industry, but a new starting point for the industry. We also expect that the enthusiasm and attention brought to the e-cigarette industry this time will promote the self-discipline of the industry and promote the emergence of relevant regulatory systems to make the industry more standardized.

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