17 September 2009

All about the e-cigarette

The electronic, or e-cigarette, is exactly what the name suggests – a cigarette that works with electricity.

Those who thought that the e-cigarette may be the solution to their smoking woes, should think again. New research is showing that the e-cigarette is not as 'healthy' as initially claimed.

Better in theory
The initial theory was that the e-cigarette is a healthier option than smoking regular tobacco cigarettes. Although it still contains nicotine, which has various known health risk factors, it was believed that it doesn't release any carcinogens, because there is no actual burning of tobacco.

Read more:
Electric cigarette: friend or foe?
We try the e-cigarette


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