The biggest health risk regarding electronic cigarettes is that we do not have many long term scientific studies on electronic cigarettes. Since the electronic cigarette is new to the market (less then six years old), it is impossible to do any long term studies over a person’s lifetime. All we can do is look at individuals experiences & testimonials, as well as the studies that have been done on the e-cigarette. We can also look at the studies that have been done on the individual contents of the e-liquid used in the e cigarettes, specifically Liquid Nicotine, Vegetable Glycerin and Propylene Glycol.
If you are a current tobacco smoker, you must weigh the risks associated with the electronic cigarettes with the risks of smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes. In my opinion, this is a no brainier. I’ll take hundreds and hundreds of ex-smokers turned e-smoker’s testimonials, the results from their doctors saying their tests consider them to be a ‘non smoker’, and the scientific studies done on the e-cigarette, as well as the contents of the e-juice compared to that of tobacco cigarettes.
With all that being said, here is a list of known health issues and risks with e-cigarette smoking.
- People allergic to Glycerine or glycerol may have allergic reactions to the e-liquid
- Oral ingestion of large quantities of the e-liquid that contains nicotine may cause poisoning
- Dry mouth & throat, sores in mouth & throat, and dried out faces
- Sore muscles (from the increased amount of lactic acid from glycerol e-liquid)
- Sore and chafed tounge
- Persons using an electronic cigarette will not be stopping their addiction to nicotine
An important thing to remember when making the transition from tobacco cigarettes to the e-cigarette is that there are many side effects from quitting tobacco products that may be mis-interpreted as e-cigarette side effects.
Please Visit our Canadian Electronic Cigarette shop for all your e-cig needs. We carry a large selection of e-cigarettes, accessories, and e-liquid. If you are new to e-cigarettes, visit our Beginners guide, or read a few Testimonials from cigarette smokers who switched to the e-cigarette.