Electronic cigarettes, also known as devices that simulate smoking, produce an aerosol, commonly called vapor, that users inhale. They are usually powered by a rechargeable battery and heat a liquid solution called e-liquid, which usually contains nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals.
In recent years, electronic cigarettes have become increasingly popular as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. They are often marketed as a safer and more convenient way to smoke, with fewer harmful chemicals and no secondhand smoke.
However, there is still much debate among health experts about the safety and effectiveness of e-cigarettes. Although they may be less harmful than traditional cigarettes, they still contain nicotine, which is highly addictive and can have negative effects on human health.
In addition, there were concerns about e. the safety of chemicals used in liquids and the possibility that e-cigarettes could become a gateway to traditional smoking, especially among young people.
Despite these concerns, the use of e-cigarettes continues to grow, with many people using them as a way to quit smoking or reduce their nicotine intake. Therefore, it is important that consumers understand the potential risks and benefits of e-cigarettes and make an informed decision about whether or not to use them.
One of the main benefits of e-cigarettes is their potential contribution to helping smokers reduce or quit traditional cigarettes. Many e-cigarettes offer different amounts of nicotine, allowing users to taper off gradually. In addition, e-cigarette systems can provide a similar sensory experience to smoking by inhaling and exhaling the vapor, which helps to satisfy the psychological aspect of smoking addiction.
It is important to mention that although e-cigarettes may be considered a safer alternative to traditional smoking, they also carry certain risk factors. Nicotine is the main addictive substance in electronic cigarette systems that can still have negative health effects, especially at high concentrations or when used by non-smokers or minors.
The legality of electronic cigarettes in Lithuania.
Lithuania continues to aim to restrict electronic cigarettes. To achieve this, it will be proposed to ban liquids containing sugar and sweeteners from November 2023. As it is claimed, it is the sugar and various sweeteners that make the liquid taste. Without sugar and sweeteners, there would be no taste.
E-cigarettes can cause health risks. To this day, it is not clear what the long-term consequences are, but short-term studies warn of possible threats.