Medical & Health

E-cigarettes dangerous to health

SorThor. 7 June – Department of Medical Services by the Chest Institute. Warning that e-cigarettes are harmful to health And is a major cause of various diseases and is also no less dangerous than regular cigarettes as well Therefore, we should reduce and stop smoking. To keep your body healthy and far away from various diseases

Wirawut Imsamran, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Medical Services, said that at present, e-cigarettes are a new product. Smokers turn to smoke more because it is believed that it will help reduce the rate of normal smoking. and understand that e-cigarettes are safe Less harmful to health than traditional smoking. But the truth is that the compounds in e-cigarette liquids contain toxic substances that are no different from regular cigarettes. Contains liquid nicotine which is more concentrated than the nicotine in regular cigarettes The e-cigarette liquid contains the following compounds: Nicotine, which stimulates the central nervous system. increase blood pressure increase heart rate cause lung cancer and respiratory disease Propylene glycol (Propylene glycol) is a synthetic substance that, when in contact or inhaled, can cause irritation to the eyes and lungs. Especially in people with chronic lung disease, asthma and emphysema. flavoring and flavoring (Flavoring) and glycerin (Glycerin) E-cigarettes cause harm to the body, including suffocation, coughing, sneezing, nausea, vomiting, headache, eye and skin irritation. Irritation in the mouth and throat increase heart rate If it's been a long time Until the accumulation will cause symptoms pericarditis Nasal inflammation, cataracts, pallor, insomnia, tiredness, weakness, convulsions, anxiety, depression, pain and swelling, abnormal heart rhythm. stroke and coronary heart disease followed

Anek Kanoksilp, Director of the Institute of Chest Diseases, Department of Medical Services, added that Electronic cigarettes are electronic devices for smoking. Generates heat and steam by batteries so no smoke from the combustion process. The key ingredient is "E-cigarette liquids" whose main ingredient is nicotine that is toxic to the body. makes the heart beat faster high blood pressure constricted blood vessels, easily tired, increased sugar levels, risk of type 2 diabetes, can also cause lung cancer, as well as other respiratory diseases as well as propylene glycol and other substances Glycerol/Glycerin and many more compounds in e-cigarette vapor, such as heavy metals, arsenic, formaldehyde and benzene, etc. Therefore, it can be said that cigarette smoking and e-cigarettes all contain toxins that are harmful to the body. For guidelines to reduce and quit, the most important thing in quitting smoking is the smoker himself by setting goals such as reducing the amount of smoking less. decline when invited If there is an urge to smoke, all you need to do is distract yourself. To avoid picking up cigarettes to smoke, such as breaking raw, exercising, playing sports or finding other activities to do

In addition, the environment plays a role in successful smoking cessation. Including encouragement from family members and people around you. That's all, quitting smoking is not difficult. Just follow the instructions mentioned above consistently. can make it possible not to go back to smoking Resulting in bright skin healthy body Far away from the disease as well. The Chest Institute also opened a smoking cessation clinic. On every Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays. and public holidays with counseling to quit smoking by specialized medical personnel and medical professionals and open service Stop smoking with drugs every Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information, please call 02-5470999 ext. 30927. -Thai News Agency

Source: Thai News Agency