Advertising On E-Cigarettes

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Smoking not only effects the smoker but also the people around them. The smoke exhaled by the smoker and the smoke released at the end of a cigarette contains many toxic chemicals. These toxic chemicals are released into the air. Smokers will often say that smoke butts are “biodegradable,” but they too contain many toxic chemicals. People who smoke outside feel as if they are not harming their loved ones or even their patients. However, toxic gases and chemicals remain not just on their clothing, but in their hair, as well as on their skin; this is known as thirdhand smoke. Despite all the warnings about smoking in the last few decades, people still smoke. According to Mehmet Oz, M.D., (2018).
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According to Ross, Gilbert (2014), “In an attempt to quit the tobacco habit as many as one-fifth of smokers has tried e-cigarettes.” The tobacco companies place ads claiming e-cigarettes are a healthier alternative to smoking. Roughly 114 million dollars are spent on e-cigarette advertising. According to the CDC (2017) 14.4million youths are exposed in retail stores, 10.5 million through the internet, 9.6 million through television and movie, and 8 million are exposed through magazines and newspapers. The e-cigarettes claim is the deliverance of nicotine without harmful additives. Although E-cigarettes have been marketed to be a safer alternative to regular cigarette smoking the misinformation is astonishing. Harrison (2015) stated researchers have found excessive levels of formaldehyde, an established carcinogen and that long- term use poses a substantial risk for respiratory cancer. Formaldehyde-releasing agents from E-cigarettes may be deposited more efficiently in the respiratory tract. E-cigarettes may be a cheaper way to obtain nicotine, but at what cost to one’s health. Many people also use chewing tobacco as an alternative. However, according to the CDC (2017) other smokeless tobacco such as chewing tobacco also causes cancer, including cancers of the esophagus, mouth and throat and pancreas. …show more content…

However, If the will to stop smoking is not truly there the method being used will fail. The FDA is trying to take steps toward non-addictive cigarettes; however, this will take years before it ever happens. In the meantime, nurses must continue to educate about the harmful effects of smoking to save lives and decrease long term medical illnesses caused by smoking. Education of the younger generation is key for the younger generation. Stop it before it

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