When I quit classic smoking, I thought further, although I smoke electronic cigarette, nicotine is in my body also. There are different oppinion about how healthy is to smoke electronic cigarette compared with classical.
Well here is a short review:
Nicotine is not the biggest enemy
In addition to nicotine, cigars and cigar smoke also contain about 3,750 different chemicals, ammonia, arsenic, tar, hydrogen cyanide, carbon monoxide or butane gas. Many of these are well known to all other “contexts”.
Arsenic is used as a poison against rats, ammonia is a component of detergents. These are the substances responsible for the negative effect on health, nearly 43 are known as cancer causing. The most feared are: formaldehyde, aldehydes, vinyl chloride, aromatic hydrocarbons (benzene, phenols, etc..), Ethylene oxide, arsenic, polonium, cadmium, chromium, etc.
Nicotine has therapeutic effects!
Nicotine is a substance that is found in nature as a liquid alkaloid, typically representing about 5% from the weight of the tobacco plant. Cigars contain between 8 and 20 milligrams of nicotine (depending on brand), but only about 1 mg is absorbed by the body in a cigarette.
There have been studies on the therapeutic effects that nicotine can have for certain diseases. For them there even medications containing nicotine.
If the case of Alzheimer’s disease first neurons lost are cholinergic neurons in a particular area of the brain. Nicotine may improve neurons function and slow the symptom.
Tourette Syndrome cause those who suffer from this disease tics (uncontrolled movements of the head, hands and other body parts) and violent impulses. Nicotine patches through the skin slowly distributing nicotine can reduce symptoms of people suffering from this syndrome.
Also, could reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease, according to the results of the study by a team from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, the effects of nicotine on the nervous system.
Patients with schizophrenia smoke generally 2-3 times more than those without a documented mental illness.
By stimulating the nicotinic receptors in the brain, smoking can improve memory and attention disorders among schizophrenic patients, we find out from a study conducted by researchers at Yale School of Medicine and published in “The Archives of General Psychiatry.”
But for the average person, health problems associated with use of products containing nicotine are more severe than the potential benefits. Among them: cancer, emphysema, heart disease, strokes.