Smoking Alternatives to Cigarettes

Smoking Alternatives to Cigarettes

The health-related hazards of smoking traditional cigarettes, coupled with the steep increases in their retail prices, mainly due to taxation, and the fast spreading of an anti-smoking, smoke-free culture across most nations in the world, has given risen to the emergence of several new tobacco products that can be used by smokers as alternatives to smoking normal cigarettes. However, while many of these products may look or sound less threatening than traditional tobacco products, consumers should always bear in mind that they still contain nicotine and produce toxins that could harm someone’s health. Research on the exact consequences and health risks associated with the use of such smoking alternatives is still young, especially since most of them are still novelties for the smoking market across the globe, and thus reaching hard solid conclusions is difficult, although voices for the strict regulation or even the ban of such smoking alternatives are already hiking.