It can safely be said that the majority of people know that smoking will have eventual negative consequences. The media along with all of the cigarette reports have made that fact quite certain in the public eye. Many times though, people simply don’t want to give up the feeling that they get from the ritual of lighting up, flicking the ash and breathing in the effects of the nicotine.
The tobacco industry has worked hard to try and come up with a safer alternative to the cigarette, but products like chewing tobacco have not quite met the mark. So far the electronic cigarette, or e-cig, has come the closest. With new innovative designs and flavors, the e-cig could be the healthier alternative to actually lighting up. However, not enough information has been gathered to make a substantial claim for them being safer and in a few years, their elite image could be ruined.
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