E Cigarettes Offer Less Fire Hazard, Less Pollution

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Alcohol & Drug Abuse News J E 4

GAINESVILLE, Fla., April 27 E Cigarettes are catching on in popularity in the United States, but a lot of users are beginning to realize that the products are actually safer and better for the environment.

"People don't like smelling like an ashtray, whether they smoke or not," says Tiffany Ellis of E Cigarettes National. "Tobacco smoke sticks to your upholstery, to your clothes, to your hair... all because of burning tobacco putting ash and particles into the air. E-cigarettes don't burn anything, so you don't have to smell of smoke, and you're not constantly having to worry about accidentally setting fire to something."

The number of fatal house fires in the United States caused by cigarettes is around 30%, according to the National Institutes of Health in 2000, and around 10% of fire deaths worldwide. Discarding lit cigarettes is also one of the biggest human causes of wildfires in the world, resulting in millions and sometimes billions of dollars in property damage every year.

"Switching to the e cigarette is safer for you and better for the environment," says Ellis. "Each e cigarette refill cartridge lasts the equivalent of at least 10 cigarettes. Add in the fact that e-cigarettes don't actually burn anything, and you've not only reduced the amount of cigarette butt litter down to one tenth, but also reduced deaths caused by fires by 30% in the United States alone."

While electronic cigarettes are beneficial to the public and environment in these regards, opposition to the products by special interest groups may hinder more people from using them.

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