Consumption of e-cigarettes and e-hookah can be a danger of papacorn lungs, know its fatal consequences
In the name of quitting cigarette addiction, e-cigarettes and e-hookahs introduced in the market pose a threat to the health of youth and women, a former professor of the Department of Respiratory Medicine, GSVM Medical College, studied it and found out. E-cigarettes and e-hookahs contain a lethal chemical that causes papacarne lungs (the side effect causes the lungs to become like corn) and lung cancer. Based on research, the Indian Chest Society had recommended a ban on e-cigarettes and e-hookahs. State governments also imposed restrictions on the initiative of the central government, despite this, the sale and consumption is happening secretly.
With the increasing popularity of e-cigarettes and e-hookahs across the country, cases of its side effects started reaching chest specialists. The issue was raised in the forum of the Indian Chest Society. Dr. Sudhir Choudhary, a former medical college professor who has also been a former president of the Indian Chest Society, did the study. Pro. Choudhary collected patient data from experts across the country. He says that e-cigarettes came in the market to get rid of the addiction of cigarettes. The manufacturers claim that it is not harmful. They say that the chemicals used in it are as harmful as cigarettes. Hookah bars are also prevalent in metropolitan cities, which contain flavored e-liquid while e-cigarettes contain chemicals in the form of steam. Both contain the diacetyl chemical (which is similar to butter and is also added to paprika, now banned). Due to its excessive consumption, papacorn-like bulges appear in the lungs, Which are called Papakan Lungs. This condition is called bronchiolitis obliterans. In this, the small airways of the lungs narrow, which turns into interstitial lung disease (ILD).
Such I-Cigarettes: In 2003, the e-cigarette was invented in China, which is a battery-operated nicotine delivery device. In this, a liquid substance, called vapor, is heated through a coil and then drawn through the mouth. It was designed thinking that without tar, ie carbon, a small amount of nicotine will go to the lungs. However, such methods were adopted for commercial gain, due to which more nicotine started going into the lungs.
dangers of cigarettes
- More than 7000 chemicals are found.
- Risk of cancer, COPD, heart disease and paralysis from 70 chemicals.
- 02 alternatives came in the market, nicotine chewing gum and e-cigarettes.
- Only 01 percent of cigarette smokers missed it.
- Abuse increased to 70 percent.
Hazardous Chemicals: Carbon monoxide, cadmium (found in batteries), arsenic, ammonia, ray-dan (dangerous nuclear gas), methane, tar (charcoal), nicotine, acetone, formaldehyde.
Harmful Metals in E-Cigarette Coils: Coils are used to heat the vapors of e-cigarettes. This coil contains nicotine, formaldehyde, phenol, tin, nickel, copper, lead, chromium, arsenic and diacetyl metals.
disadvantages of e-cigarettes
- decreased sperm count
- risk of miscarriage
- harm to the fetus
- decreased immunity