Need some advice E-Ciggs

Hiya guys, I have smoked since I was 16, I am now 31. When I was 25 my son was born, and I quit cold turkey for 4 years. It never goes away fully though, and 2 years ago I slipped, and am now smoking 20 - 30 Amber Leafs a day (roll ups). I suffer from manic depression, and agoraphobia, smoking kept me calm and sane for this past 2 years. But my OCD kicked in. I found a swollen lymph node. Doctors, all clear, no worries, but the fear stuck with me, I fret about things, and have become obsessed with cancer. Everytime I find a lump or bump I crumble. If I can't find anything, I go digging around, I found glands in my neck, and freaked out, I poked and prodded so much, that they are now inflamed and swollen and have been for 6 months. I am making myself Ill. It's a real problem, but giving up the ciggs was hard as it helped with my other problems, I am also Overweight, and quiting makes me eat double. In the last year I have quit, for 2 days was my best, and have tried to quit over 20 times.

I discovered today in our market in town, the E Health Cigarette. Its a Vapor type thing in a black and red box. It cost £9 for the setup kit, and you charge the thing up in a plug socket. I have scoured the web for advice on these and decided to give it a shot. I have not had a cigg for 10 hours and dont want one, this device is like a miracle for me, I know its not a cold turkey option, but it seems to be doing the job, and has so so many advantages over smoking. But this is why I am here. Nowhere on the internet can I find a catch. A bad side to these. My device came with a small leaflet, no manufacturer info, nothing informal. Are these safe to use? I plan to eventually ween myself off this device. I don't want people saying, just quit man, It's not ideal for my situation, I just need to know where I stand with this E-Cigg? Health wise of course. Any sensible advice would be greatly appreciated. I really mean that.

I was informed in numerous sites that ALL toxins related to cancer are gone, however Nicotine is still present, but I can accept that for now. I want to know what other toxins are health risks are contained within?

Is there any health risk? I mean they say Nicotine is like Caffeine, large amounts is always gonna be bad, but nothing life threatening, within reason.

Where do I stand?

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  • Just some thoughts, which are not about the ecig.

    When his wife died, Lewis Caroll said "nobody told me grief feels so much like fear".

    Second thought: Homeopaths tell me that smoking is about "what you can't say"

    Third thought : the chinese traditional herbalists see the lungs as the seat of emotions and grief.

  • Thanks but back to ECiggs whats the score with them. This is the one I bought from our Market tobacconist. Is this safe to use? The cartridges have no Nicotine mg on them just High Med or Low, and High is ticked.

  • No research done

    Hi Nightwolf

    I don't think there have been many studies done on e cigarettes since they're so new so I don't think there is a definite answer to your question about the health risks.

    The big unknown I would say is propylene glycol used in the vapour. However it is used as a flavour enhancer in food & in skin creams so it had been around a while.

    Nicotine is not linked to cancer.

    I guess it all boils down to what you feel comfortable with. We all know the health risks with tobacco cigarettes.

    I did find this:

    We define the density of nicotine inside E-Liquid as the followings:

    - Non nicotine: 0 mg nicotine, which equivalents to No Nicotine.

    - Low density: 6 mg nicotine, which equivalents to Ultra Light Strength Cigarettes.

    - Medium density: 12 mg nicotine, which equivalents to Medium Strength Cigarettes.

    - High density: 18 mg nicotine, which equivalents to Regular Strength

  • Hiya....there's two members on here that use these fake ciggies....pfaber and had enough. They may be able to give yoiu some advice.

    Lisa x

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