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The e-cigarette is supposed to help you quit smoking. According to specialists, it is a good solution for people who want to quit smoking, but cannot imagine their life without the rituals accompanying the addiction. Is it really easier to quit smoking with an e-cigarette?

E-cigarettes , experts say, are very effective for people who want toquit smokingbut have not helped them chewing gums, inhalers, patches, and other conventional nicotine replacement therapy agents. - However, the research is new and we do not know whether, for example, in six months such people will not return to the addiction - says Professor Andrzej Sobczak from the Department of Chemical Harmfulness and Genetic Toxicology of the Institute of Occupational Medicine and Environmental He alth in Sosnowiec.

E-cigarette: the answer to two types of addiction

All types of nicotine therapy used so far only satisfied physical addiction to nicotine. The e-cigarette, on the other hand, satisfies two independent types of addiction: chemical addiction to nicotine and mental addiction, which is related to the entire smoking envelope, i.e. taking a cigarette from the pack, lighting it, inhaling and exhaling smoke, occupying hands, putting out a cigarette in an ashtray, etc.

The e-cigarette has many advantages for the smoker

  • satisfies your craving for nicotine
  • imitates smoke
  • tastes like a cigarette
  • allows you to cultivate smoking rituals

In addition, the e-cigarette allows you to avoid the ubiquitous smell of tobacco smoke. People who use e-cigarettes say that after a few days it is the stench of tobacco smoke, which they have already got used to, rejects them from traditional cigarettes.

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E-cigarette: what do you have to watch out for?

It is important not to buy the liquid from unreliable sources - no leaflets with information about the manufacturer, importer, indications and composition. They can be contaminated with e.g. toluene or benzene. Also remember that the e-cigarette contains nicotine, which in excessive amounts can seriously poison the body.

E-cigarettes and Polish law

Since there is no reliable data, it is not known whether e-cigarettes can be considered a medicinal product that will help you to leaveaddiction or another harmful product addictive to nicotine. Therefore, the matter is treated differently in individual countries.

For now, Polish regulations do not prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors, even though they contain nicotine. Their sale is also not regulated by the Act on he alth protection against the consequences of using tobacco products, because they do not contain tobacco. This is why they have become very popular with teenagers. Every fifth young person has already had contact with them, because they can be bought without any problems.

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