Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is warning people against the use of
e-cigarette products after serious lung illnesses were found associated with
its official release, the organisation notes that initial findings from the
investigation indicate to illnesses likely to be associated with chemical
exposure. However, it is yet to be fully linked to a single product or
substance common to all cases.
More than 25 states have reported
possible cases of illnesses associated with e-cigarette products such as
devices, liquids, refill pods, and cartridges. So far, two deaths have been
reported to the CDC.
Benefits of quitting smoking
Quitting smoking has almost immediate benefits, according
to the American Lung Association. Within 20 minutes, heart rates normalize and,
after two to three weeks, the risk of heart attack begins to drop, according to
the group. Within a year, the risk of heart disease is half that of a current
smoker. The risks of dying from lung cancer, getting bladder cancer and other
cancers all fall the longer a former smoker stays tobacco-free. Within 15
years, a former smoker’s risk of heart disease is the same as a lifelong
nonsmoker, according to the health advocacy group.