Are E- Cigarettes Safe For Your Skin?

Question and Answer about Retin AQuestion– I know that cigarettes can cause heart and lung problems as well as wrinkles ,  but I’ve heard that e-cigarettes are  healthier. Is this true?

Answer–  Since  November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month this is  the perfect time to answer this question. Electronic  or e-cigarettes are battery powered devices that produce a nicotine infused vapor which is inhaled by the user and absorbed through the airways.  These products  have been offered as a less expensive and safer alternative to traditional cigarettes and as an aid for smoking cessation.   But  with the addition of flavorings  like buble gum and chocolate has  raised its appeal especially  among  teenagers.

E-CigarettesHealth Concerns of E-Cigarettes

The heart and lung problems of nicotine and tobacco   are all too real and most doctors  are concerned about the potential hazards of a new nicotine delivery system. Nicotine  is a highly addictive toxin tht raises  blood pressure, crosses the plcenta durng pregnency, and causes changes in the lungs similar to those seen in cystic fibrosis.  Nictotine  has been liked to a whole slew of cancers  including  breast cancer, lung cancer and pancreatic cancer. On the beauty front, nicotine is a rapid skin ager. It constricts blood vessels, shutting down  food and oxygen to the skin.  As a result  it slows skin growth and repair.

Because the  nicotine vapors of e-cigarettes do not contain the same products of combustion of traditional cigarettes, “vaping” has been heavilly  promoted as a safe and effective way to quit smoking. Its not nearly that simple and there have been few if any studies  that deals with both the short and long term health  problems of e-cigarettes.

The Marketing of E-Cigarettes

Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of e-cigarettes is their marketing to women and teenagers.  Sweetened and colored flavorings make the vapors see more  like candy than an addicting introduction to nicotine.   Even the name is designed to  hook  the young tech  generation on nicotine.

The dangers of tobacco  are well defined and accepted by virtually all doctors, whereas the impact of e-cigarettes is not. The last thing we need is another beauty buster  nicotine delivery system.

2 thoughts on “Are E- Cigarettes Safe For Your Skin?

    • With all due respect, they are not safe. They are an nicotine delivery system and nicotine is a poison. It damages the heart and circulation and the vapor it gives off is just as bad as second hand smoke. The last thing we need is another nicotine delivery system.

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