Experts have a feeling this is just another attractive product that will draw masses towards it and create more regular smokers
Mumbai : Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) or e-cigarette has become a new trend in the market for people to use, in case they wish to quit smoking and is been heavily marketed by the cigarette manufacturers.
Dr P C Gupta and Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi have supported this cause.
Unlike a regular cigarette that contains dry tobacco leaves, e-cigarette contains a solution that vaporizes when heated. Contents of e-cigarette are largely constituted from propylene glycol, nicotine; volatile organic compounds, carcinogens and various reproductive toxins.
WHO has stepped in by creating awareness and requesting people not to fall for this trick as the positives or the negatives of this product are not yet ascertained or certified. WHO has already begun its study with the relevant experts to understand the impact of this product on the health and the environment.
Youths have also been attracted towards this product as it is flavored and it is marketed as less harmful than the regular cigarette.
According to the manufacturing companies, they have come-up with this product as it can help an individual quit smoking. However, experts and doctors from the medical field have a feeling that this is just another attractive product that will draw masses towards it and create more regular smokers.
Initial study reveals that emissions from this product release several toxic substances into the environment that can create health issues.