Electronic cigarettes are regarded among the most effective innovations in recent times due to their uncanny ability to help tobacco smokers kick the butt. Ever since England experienced the implementation of smoking bans across the country, a large number of smokers turned to electronic cigarettes to attain their daily dose of nicotine. E-cigarettes emit a smokeless vapour instead of smoke and do not contain the 4000-plus carcinogens that are present in cigarette smoke. Although they are considerably safer than cigarettes, electronic cigarettes are being banned in certain places.
The popularity of e-cigarettes has risen significantly over the past two or three years. The product was initially designed and manufactured for people who were addicted to smoking, so that they could keep away from the hazardous effects of tobacco. However, a large number of students have begun using e-cigarettes for their very first smoking experience. Several colleges across the UK have banned the use of e-cigarettes on campus for fear that students will start using them more often and without any restrictions. Administrations of colleges in the country say that e-cigarettes are legally considered as tobacco products and that they must not be carried to the campus.
American Flights Say ‘No’ to E-cigarettes
The Department of Transportation in the United States has banned the use of e-cigarettes on flights. The issue has been of some importance in recent times, and airport and in-flight officials believe that allowing smokers to vape on airplanes will mean that their passengers are assuming the role of laboratory mice as they are still uncertain about the safety of these devices. Airline companies have become very strict with regards to dealing with people who light up e-cigs on flights, saying that they will not be afraid to ‘open the door’ if they have to. However, users think that bans of e-cigarettes are absurd because they do not emit any smoke, and do not cause any kind of hindrance to non-smokers either.
In a live debate held online, some senior medical experts delivered their speeches on electronic cigarettes, explaining how they are beneficial to users and how they are not as well. Users of the products say that e-cigarettes shouldn’t be banned simply because it is one of the tools that can help them quit real cigarettes. Whether or not they will be socially accepted is yet to be seen, but e-cigarettes are surely going to grow from strength to strength in the coming years.