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E-Cigarettes: The Only Way to Smoke Indoors

electronic-cigarettes-shopWhile there is endless discussion on why traditional cigarettes are entirely awful for one’s health, the fact that they are so unbelievably unhealthy for your home can often go overlooked. Many e-smokers know this very well, for having switched to e-cigarettes, they can clearly see through the smoke and appreciate the ways their home is much cleaner and more comfortable when vaping.

In the same ways that cigarettes wreak havoc on the insides of the body, they can really do a number on the interior of a home. In fact, just like in the body, there are times the damage from tobacco inside of a home can be irreparable, which is never good considering a home is typically an investment.

The following are four of the main ways traditional cigarettes can cause damage to your home, and why smokeless cigarettes can help lessen the burden.

Stained Surfaces In Your Home

Tobacco stains on walls and ceilings are obvious, but in addition to these, there are countless other surfaces in your home that can bear the damage of smoke. Floors, ceiling fans, furniture, curtains, and even wallpaper can be ruined, need repairs or replacing as a result. As electronic cigarettes contain no tobacco, produce no smoke, and release few substances, they do not leave lingering remnants that will stain or destroy.

The Air Conditioner

Not as obviously noticeable as the walls or furniture, however just as important is your A/C and heating system, especially if you reside in an extreme climate. As these systems run by filtering air through a filter, smoking creates an excess of particles to filter, and this can cause you’re A/C system to work that much harder and go through filters that much quicker, which if not done regularly, can cause the machine to break down. E-Cigarette vapor contains very little substance whatsoever, and it breaks down effortlessly, never posing a problem to air conditioners.

Electronic Items

Cigarette smoke can cause electronic components to corrode. Because it clings to every surface it comes into contact with, especially those that are emitting heat (like computers), smoke and tar will accumulate, and cause additional dust to stick to it. This causes build up over time, which can be potentially dangerous. If you can avoid adding to the problem, since dust occurs naturally, why not do so? E-cigarettes leave nothing behind, as vapor dissipates without a trace and will not encourage dust to stick and settle on your electronic devices.

Fire

Cigarettes are a fire hazard, and a single cigarette can be responsible for huge, deadly fires, smoke damage, and additional serious destruction. Estimates from the US Fire administration put deaths as a result of cigarette-caused fires at about 1000 per year. A great way to avoid this is to opt for the electronic alternative, as they work without fire, leaving no risk of flame or hot falling cherries.

E-Cigarettes take so many of the issues that accompany traditional cigarettes and render them obsolete. They are the obvious, more convenient choice if you plan on smoking indoors, and they do not leave behind consequences to deal with years afterwards. To give electronic cigarettes a try, please check our awesome selection here!

Study Reveals E-Cig Vapor is Safe Indoors

Even with electronic cigarettes being on the market, and their popularity expanding by the minute, there are still many people and many advocacy groups who warn that there may be dangers we don’t know about. How do we really know they are safe if there hasn’t been government testing? How do we know that they are not as dangerous as cigarettes are? How do we know if the vapor is okay to breathe in, especially in the second hand sense? While it is perfectly normal and rightful for these precautions to arise, testing is being done, and more and more research is being conducted. If e-cigarettes were inherently dangerous, they would not be allowed to be sold! And if you weigh the options, considering how drastically unhealthy tobacco cigarettes are, electronic cigarettes are a world apart. Just in terms of basics, they contain no tobacco, smoke, and they leave behind no tar; the three worst constituents of conventional cigarettes.

For anyone who second guesses the “harmless” vapor that is produced by electronic cigarettes, a study was just released showing that there is no risk in it. Unlike smoke from cigarettes, which is produced by burning tobacco and the other chemicals contained within the cigarette, the tobacco, and the filter, e-cig vapor is entirely different. When they are smoked indoors they present no dangers to those breathing in the same space.

The study was done at Clarkson University, in Potsdam New York, at the University’s Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science department, and it was published in the journal Inhalation Toxicology. It examined the compounds of several byproducts that are found in tobacco smoke, and compared the vapor of several well known electronic cigarette brands to determine whether the same compounds were found in the vapor. As they are completely different products, and how e-cigarettes work is vastly different from traditional cigarettes, it is kind of strange to compare them back to back. Regardless of that however, from what the study determined, the level of toxic chemicals in e-cig vapor when released into the air is so minute, that they have been declared to present no environmental danger for breathing indoors and do not compromise the air quality. While this was not the first study of this kind, it was the largest, looking at the broadest range of toxins. All have revealed similar findings.

This is pretty awesome news for the electronic cigarette community! What this means is that there is confirmation now on something we have been saying all along! While cigarettes are a major problem, especially when smoked indoors, this is not a similarity shared with electronic cigarettes. While there are groups advocating e-cigarette bans, most notably regarding indoor use, it is no longer a relavent argument.