Modern Tobacco Products and Health Risks Associated with Each
Modern Tobacco Products andHealth Risks Associated with Each
Do you know how much other tobacco products are there to consumetobacco and nicotine other than cigarettes? Tobacco has been growing inAmerica since the 12th century by Native American Mayan Indians. Tobaccowas being used for different medicinal and religious events before it startedgrowing for smoking or for cigarette production. Before an invention ofcigarettes, people used to smoke tobacco in different form, pipe like device,rolling it into plants leaf and or smoking through Hookah like devices.Different instruments have been revealed for smoking from varioushistorical cultures. Let’s have a quick look at all these popular products fortobacco smoking.Cigar and CigarettesAs these two products are most used for smoking, don’t need to havefurther explanation on what they are. Cigarettes and cigar play big role inthe state economy and overall health and medical expenditure. Every year,cigarette smoking cause maximum deaths than any other diseases in US andgovernment spends billions of dollars for medical expenditure and tobaccocontrol programs to control youth smoking among different states. Read ourpost “Smoking Trends in US” for detail information on cigarette smoking.
E-cigaretteThis revolutionary device is gaining pretty much popularity among theyounger generation due to its affrodablity and ability to provide harmlesssmoking without the use of other harmful chemicals generally found incigarettes. E-cigarette is a cigarette like device which operates on batteryand produce nicotine vapor like smoke from liquid nicotine which smokerneeds to inhale through the mouth. The key features of E-cigarette, tobaccois used for flavoring purposes only and it doesn’t contain any second handsmoke. E-cigarettes are available in various flavors and types, have a look ata detail post on “ introduction to E-cigarette” for detail informationregarding E-cigs.
SnusSnus first get introduced in Sweden and being used as chewing tobacco. InSweden, Snus is also pretty much popular for quitting smoking products asreduced cigarette consumption have been seen among people who use snusinstead of cigarettes. In the US, Snus is getting good popularity as chewingtobacco and being started manufactured by big brands like Camel andMarlboro due to increasing excise duty and a ban on cigarette advertisingamong different states by government. Consuming tobacco only instead ofother harmful chemicals is the biggest advantage of snus over cigarettes.Liquid Tobacco in Hookah
Another form of tobacco smoking is inhaling smoke from liquid tobaccostored in a bowl like device and producing smoke by continuous heating theliquid in the bowl. Origin of Hookah is considered to be in Asian culture andthen being introduced in US and European countries. As per shown in image,hookah contain liquid tobacco at the base and smoker needs to inhalethrough long pipes attached to its base. People enjoy such a kind of smokingin a group rather than individually as more than one pipe can be attached tothe base which contain liquid nicotine. A liquid used in Hookah contain 2- 3% of tobacco only for flavoring and available in various flavors. Smokinghookah is less harmful than the cigarettes and snus explained above.Brought To You By