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Where Does The World Stand On E-Cigarettes?


The technology of E-cigarettes is something that is new to everyone.

With the long and short-term health effect still unknown, it can be difficult to know whether to make the switch from traditional tobacco and use this to quit smoking. Here, we are going to look at the pros and cons of e-cigarettes and where the world currently stands on the topic to help you make an informed decision.


Although the main health effects of E-Cigarettes remain unclear, it is important that you are aware of the main pros and cons that are associated with them before making the switch from cigarettes. Most people make the switch to E-Cigarettes when they are looking to quit smoking as it is believed to be the healthier option. This is because E-cigarettes contain:

  • Fewer Carcinogens
  • Do not contain tar
  • Cost less than cigarettes
  • No odour


With multiple different companies offering multiple different blends of vape liquid, it is important to ensure that you are aware of what you are putting into your body before purchasing with ecig sites. They are open and honest and tell you what is within each package whilst offering you constant advice if needed on the ones that work best for you. It also helps to reduce the effect that you are having on the people around you as the smell and second hand smoke are oftern some of the porpblems surrounding the social side of smoking.


Although there are many myths about this new technology floating around the internet, there is still some concern surrounding the short and long term effects of using E-cigarettes and the effect that they are having on the body when compared to a traditional cigarette. These cons although only small are still daunting when facing the increased use of e-cigarettes in the short term and long term effects on your health remain unclear. Therefore it is important to do your research and make sure that you are completely aware of any of the potential risks before making the switch to e-cigarettes.

Regulations globally

The way in which E-cigarettes have been received by the world is very mixed, some places such as the UK have regulated them placing strict restrictions on what you can and cannot buy or sell whereas some of the rest of the world such as Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico and Egypt. However, for America, the option is very mixed.

Within the United States, it is not illegal however it is not allowed within certain areas such as school property due to the lack of FDA approval and the lack of knowledge of the effects it can have on your body. However, for some of the states, it is banned completely statewide and you could face fines. States such as New York, Hawaii and Maine all have statewide vaping bans whilst most are just banned within public areas.

With this in mind, it is important to do your research and look up the regulations within your area before you try vaping for the first time. Happy hunting!


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Experienced journalist for more than 35 years. Managing Director of magazine publishing group with six in-house titles and on-line daily newspaper for Warrington. Experienced writer, photographer, PR consultant and media expert having written for local, regional and national newspapers. Specialties: PR, media, social networking, photographer, networking, advertising, sales, media crisis management. Patron Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace. Trustee Warrington Disability Partnership. Former Chairman of Warrington Town FC.

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