I see it everywhere. Young kids and young adults thinking that electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigs”, are a better choice than tobacco smoke. I also see older folks trying to quit smoking, so they vape instead.
Nicotine is still nicotine. Addictive and poisonous.
What’s really in that liquid anyway?
One of the hot topics at this year’s American Thoracic Society meeting was Electronic cigarettes. In one abstract published and presented at the conference, Dr. Laura Crotty-Alexander’s latest lab results show that the vapor from e-cigs can triple Methicillin-Resistant Staph Aureus’ resistance to antibiotic therapy. MRSA is a bacteria that can cause severe health problems and is very difficult to treat.
MRSA generally colonizes in the nasal passages of healthy humans. But, thrown off-balance, it can quickly cause an infection that spreads to the lungs, and other areas of the body.
MRSA bacteria have their own defense mechanism, and exposure to E- vapor makes them more infectious and aggressive.
In other studies, E-vapor has also been shown to decrease our own immune cells’ capability to kill off foreign bacteria.
Besides containing nicotine and being an insult to the lungs, there is a far greater danger: young children, enticed by pretty colors and scents, get into the non-childproof bottles and ingest the liquid. The liquid is also readily absorbed through the skin, so all a child has to do is spill it on themselves and they can still be severely poisoned.
A recent PR Newswire Press release stated:
“Shenzhen, China, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Innokin is extremely proud to introduce the newest advanced personal vaporizer, the one and only upgraded Innokin iTaste DRV.”
The press release further reads: “ …combines outstanding functionality with an intuitive and cutting edge stainless steel design”.
Does this mean it does not contain lead? (Another vaping concern)
“The DRV’s resilient stainless steel dial with power level indicator LED and on-off switch is easy to use, provides exceptionally steady power, and looks very cool”.
I’m sorry to say, but I bet you won’t feel like you look really cool wearing that hospital gown…
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