E-Cigarettes or Electronic cigarettes which are supposed to be a safer form of smoking compared to real cigarettes. They are safer because no smoke is produced, just water vapour.
Therefore most of the bad chemicals in the smoke, and the side effects of smoke inhilation
(bad coughs etc) are removed.
The effects of "Vaping" (smoking an E-cig) are similar to that of a normal cigarette, such as relaxation and loss of appetite. However, some side-effects of smoking also occur for e-cigarette smokers. Addiction of nicotine and the problems that come with nicotine addiction happen when people smoke E-cigarettes regularly. However, because the E-cigarette is a very new thing, not enough research has been done to see if it is truly safe or not. Therefore many people have concerns about long-term vaping, especially in young people.
E-cigarettes still have nicotine in them.
Nicotine is very addictive, so if you try to stop you may have nicotine withdrawal symptoms (anxiety, irritated easily and have difficulty concentrating).
The long-term effects of "Vaping" (smoking an e-cig) are unknown.
There are special worries over the mental and physical well-being of young people who are vaping.
What should I remember about E-cigarettes?