Saturday, September 21, 2013

Smoking : a New and Dangerous trend.

The 'New' Marlboro man , but take
The 'old ' Marlboro man died
of cancer.
There are a lot of things that "disgust" me . First of all I never touched a cigarette , I don't think that smoking anything is healthy ,  and growing up I remember the  Marlboro Man  a figure used in tobacco advertising campaign for Marlboro cigarettes. Today there is a new image of a smoking man that is making headway in the advertising campaign to introduce new smokers to E-cigarettes .By now, you've probably seen them being smoked on the subway or in a bar -- those shiny, futuristic, battery-operated nicotine inhalers better know as electronic cigarettes that are apparently all the rage these days. Big Tobacco companies have taken notice, too, and are determined to cash in on the industry, which is expected to bring in $1.7 billion in U.S. sales this year alone, according to The New York Times. But the Food and Drug Administration does not yet regulate the growing $1.7 billion industry.  If the  old Marlboro man was considered "sexy" back in the 1970's , today in our 21st century and new image of a distorted manhood is being plastered by the media. It's raw and disgusting that sex is still being used to sell any kind of tobacco product, so far the electronic cigs are an UNKNOWN as far as "health risks" .While much is still unknown about the health risks of e-cigarettes, here’s what we do know: E-cigarettes are addicting. And while they may not be as harmful as tobacco cigarettes, critics like the British Medical Association and the World Health Organisation are wary of the trend and warn of the dangers that may be associated with the smoking devices. First we don't know how much Nicotine as far as levels are contained in these devices . Nicotine is considered a drug by the FDA , but not regulated like Marijuana THC . We all know that Nicotine is addictive and dangerous , and I am so curious how the FDA gave a green light to E-cigarettes ?. Some note that : FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients that a laboratory analysis of electronic cigarette samples has found that they contain carcinogens and toxic chemicals such as diethylene glycol, an ingredient used in antifreeze.Their visibility is becoming ever greater as well, with television and online marketing campaigns of what they describe as more socially acceptable, "guilt-free" smoking.The reasoning behind such claims is that e-cigs, which have the look of conventional cigarettes stylishly updated for the techno-age, produce vapor instead of ash or smoke. They also generally deliver lower amounts of nicotine ??? than conventional cigarettes—a feature that may make e-cigarettes useful as an aid to smoking cessation.--- in theory. Another disturbing trend is that E-cig's are becoming popular with teenagers . Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examined data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey, which polls about 20,000 adolescents in grades six through 12 on their tobacco-related beliefs and attitudes, use habits and exposure to pro- and anti-tobacco influences.They found e-cigarette use increased from 4.7 percent of surveyed high school students in 2011 to 10 percent by 2012, the last year data was collected.E-cigarette use increased from 1.4 percent of middle school students in 2011 to 2.7 percent last year.That worries health officials, because 90 percent of all smokers start when they're teenagers, according to the CDC. So why are so many kids taking up e-smoking? Public health advocates say e-cigarette companies are following the playbook tobacco companies used to attract young people back in the mid-20th century — flashy marketing designed to appeal to young people, and candy flavorings like bubble gum, chocolate chip cookie, and "Atomic Fireball." As it all goes it's a new disgusting trend to make you sick and addicted .


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