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The environmental impact of E-cigarettes can't be ignored apart from its health risks

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"However, it is worth noting that most of the research seems to focus only on the "health risks of e-cigarettes." It is relatively rare for environmental impacts and other types of research, which has led many to ignore the benefits of e-cigarette development. Not only based on health.""

However, it is worth noting that most of the research seems to focus only on the "health risks of e-cigarettes." It is relatively rare for environmental impacts and other types of research, which has led many to ignore the benefits of e-cigarette development. Not only based on health."

Recently, there have been two studies published on help to quit and DW, which can explain how e-cigarettes help the traditional smokers' mental health and the global environment, and also break the myth that "smoking can relieve stress."

E-cigarette help smokers improve mental illness

A study from help to quit found that traditional smokers must quit smoking entirely before reducing their levels of depression and anxiety. The NHS also suggested that switching to e-cigarettes would be beneficial to traditional smokers over-stressing smoking cessation years.

When smokers feel stressed or anxious, they often use more tobacco products to calm down. However, despite satisfying the desire for nicotine, investigations have shown that these behaviors are likely to cause the deterioration of these symptoms, so smoking addiction is cyclical.

Also, the data also shows that once smokers successfully quit smoking, positive emotions will increase by 40%, and the symptoms of mental illness will be greatly reduced. From the data point of view, the stress and depression index after smoking cessation decreased by 27% and 25%, respectively.

Dr. Paul Aveyard, Professor of Behavioral Medicine, UK, said:

“For clinicians like me, when we see that tobacco users also have mental health difficulties, we often feel that we are depriving them of the way to cope with stress, but actually we are helping these people to become better.”

Another study by Dr. Aveyard also found that "the benefits of smoking cessation for depression and anxiety are as beneficial as prescription antidepressants for sleep. Sleep deprivation is the third largest cause of stress in the UK, so Dr. Aveyard believes that smoking cessation is not only. It can improve mental symptoms and may have a positive impact on sleep quality.

Another study by Dr. Aveyard also found that “the benefits of smoking cessation for depression and anxiety are as beneficial as prescription antidepressants for sleep. Sleep deprivation is the third largest cause of stress in the UK, so Dr. Aveyard believes that smoking cessation is not only. It can improve mental symptoms and may have a positive impact on sleep quality.

E-cigarettes also help reduce environmental hazards?

Before talking about the comparison of environmental hazards, it is necessary to understand the source of pollution of traditional cigarettes - cigarette butts. Cigarettes are basically non-biodegradable, so by evaporating the smoke oil instead of igniting the cigarettes, more cigarette butts can be prevented from circulating in nature.

Through his/her lifetime, an ordinary smoker will discard about 430,700 cigarette butts. These seemingly harmless cigarette butts are actually very toxic. When the cigarette butts are disposed of, more than 600 chemicals are released into the environment for each cigarette, as each smoker uses 7,300 cigarettes per year. In other words, each smoker leaks 4,380,000 chemicals per year into the environment.

It should be noted that there is currently no centralized treatment for tobacco waste in China. At most, it is discarded as general waste and finally sent to a garbage disposal site for incineration. Although the pollution is reduced compared to the landfill disposal method, the residue in the incineration process and after incineration still causes a lot of damage to the environment.

It should be noted that there is currently no centralized treatment for tobacco waste in China. At most, it is discarded as general waste and finally sent to a garbage disposal site for incineration. Although the pollution is reduced compared to the landfill disposal method, the residue in the incineration process and after incineration still causes a lot of damage to the environment.

However, how can you switch to e-cigarettes to improve the environment? Here are a few examples:

1. Prevent excessive cigarette butts from depositing into the environment;

2. Most of the components of e-cigarettes can be recycled and reused;

3. Prevent large numbers of trees from being felled;

4. Reduce carbon dioxide emission into the atmosphere;

5. Prevent chemical substances from leaking into soil, oceans, lakes, and rivers.

Supervision for the E-waste needs to be strengthened

On the other hand, although the switch from traditional smokers to e-cigarette users may have a positive impact on the environment, the previous article of VPXSL.com also mentioned that “irresponsible e-cigarette producers may cause harm to the environment.

Yogi Hale Hendlin of the Center for Tobacco Control Research at the University of California has said:

“Electronic waste is a huge problem on a global scale. Any time we produce one-off things, we basically steal the environmental life from the future.”

But sadly, the resulting e-waste is usually not disposed of locally but is shipped from the West to developing countries, so that these countries with lower economic levels can suffer the consequences of incineration which is evident for everyone to see.

Researcher at the American Journal of Public Health wrote:

“Most of these devices don’t contain instructions on how to dispose of the product. Actually, dealing with e-waste often requires a complicated process, and if it is simply sent to incineration, it is not a good ecology at all."

In summary, the radiation range of tobacco hazards is really quite extensive, which not only seriously harms the heart and lung function of the human body, but also has a huge impact on mental conditions and public health. Perhaps e-cigarettes are not the best choice for breathing fresh air, but if traditional smokers who are unwilling to quit can switch to e-cigarettes, it will be a great benefit for themselves, others and the environment.

In addition, the author still wants to emphasize, "I hope electronic cigarette manufacturers try to find environmental solutions for disposable electronic cigarette devices. When choosing products to be listed, please remember the harm of our choices to the environment. Not just considering the impact on public health."

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