Dawn here. So I like most people spend a certain amount of time each day Facebook surfing. I find it amazing how many stories I come across that report about how bad for you things that are readily available are. Today we are going to look at a couple of these posts and see how the negative reports and regulations on these products compared to the negative reports and regulation suggestions on e-cigarettes.
Just so we are on the same page, I am not saying that these articles are 100% accurate. I am only doing minor research to be sure they are not strait bull crap, but do your own research to be sure. A Clean Cigarette and I cannot and do not know all the scientific evidence surrounding these documents. 😛
Okay the first post we will talk about was one I found on www.secretlyhealthy.com. It is titled:
The very first few lines of the article get strait to the point of it. “Every five minutes, nearly 2 million plastic bottles are bought all over the world. Every six hours, 1 million plastic cups are used on airlines alone, but new research is stating that plastic is slowly killing many and we don’t even know it.”
From here it goes on to talk about how plastic bottles are not only possibly deadly, but they are actually marked on the bottom to tell us how bad for us they are. Not in clearly printed warning labels or even in words. No the “code” is a series of possible numbers ranging from 1 to 7 that reference different properties of the plastic bottle itself. For instance, 1 equals a type of plastic that should not be reused more than one time, or it runs the risk of releasing chemicals, some thought to be carcinogens. On the other hand a bottled coded with a #6 means that is emits Stiren. Stiren is carcinogenic, and unfortunately this type of plastic is often used in fast food cups according to this article.
So to recap, the FDA does not want us talking about the health effects of smoking e-cigs, and even if we have evidence showing that we do not seem to have a lot going on with us in that department we will need clear and defined warnings that say maybe, someday, they could find something wrong with us. On the other hand, they appear to know there are things wrong with these plastics, and not only are they not yelling about it, they are allowing plastic companies to use a code that most people cannot decipher as a “warning label”. Food for thought that’s all.
That was interesting, but this next one is mind blowing. I found an article that can be found on theblaze.com. It definitely is informative, and strait out scary too. The title:
This one starts out talking about Niraj Naik, who also known as the “Renegade Pharmacist. Naik is a bit famous for his post titled “What Happens One Hour After Drinking a Can of Coke” so when he did another post regarding diet coke it seemed like a logical thing to do.
What Naik claims in this article is crazy scary. It list things that happen at 10, 20, 40 and 60 minute intervals after a can of diet coke has been ingested. Now remember that one of the major “issues” the “powers that be” have with electronic cigarettes is that nicotine is addictive. The thing is at least with nicotine we as consumers already know that. Although just to be sure, a warning label to clearly inform consumers will be added to e-cigs. We agree with this regulation. The same cannot be said for diet coke yet according to this article, and at 40 minutes diet coke has “an addictive high similar to how cocaine works”.
That’s not the only thing that makes diet coke a bit scary though. It is much like our burning tobacco counterpart. According to Naik, at 30 minutes into a diet coke it can cause tooth decay, and it attacks your taste buds. Diet coke is also linked to a huge number of negative health effects ranging from heart disease and stroke to metabolic syndromes and obesity. From where I stand diet coke sounds more like burning tobacco than e-cigarettes. However, a 5 year old can buy and drink a diet coke, and no one says anything. Crazy eh?
The last one we are going to talk about comes to us from www.everydayhealth.com. This article touches on a variety of everyday items that may be much worse for your health than you may realize. The article’s title is:
This article is written by an MD named Aly Cohen. According to Cohen there are a ton of everyday items that we should lookout for. Right from the start she talks about how chemicals found in our everyday world can cause us problems. She states that “A growing body of research suggests that chemicals in everyday products may put us at risk for health problems – from infertility and birth defects to certain types of cancer.” I underlined infertility and birth defects because to me this is the scariest thing we have touched on. I have beautiful, happy and healthy children, thank the Lord. However, when a child is born with defects it can mean lifelong impacts for both that child and the parents of the child. They can truly cost a huge amount to a family’s quality of life.
Not surprisingly Dr. Cohen touches on the plastic bottle issue, but she also mentions household cleaners, (which can cause fertility issues and more) Non-stick pans, (which causes cancer in animal testing) and perfumes. (which can contain up to 300 different chemical ingredients some of which can cause serious health risks.) Crazy stuff eh? Most of these items are completely or nearly completely unregulated.
Well we covered a lot, we had some fun, and we scared ourselves silly today. 🙂 I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. ( I also hope you did not start reading this blog with a plastic bottle of water in your hand like I did. If so, sorry about that. 😛 ) If you have any questions or comments for me drop me an email to AccAnswers@gmail.com or check out our website at acleancigarette.com for more information on A Clean Cigarette brand electronic cigarettes. Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my blog. I hope you come again real soon!