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The main health risks related to smoking refers to diseases of the cardiovascular system, myocardial infarction (heart attack), respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive ; pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema, and cancer, particularly lung cancer, larynx and mouth.
It is estimated that smoking-related diseases will kill in 2010, six million people worldwide, 12,000 in Portugal.
Tobacco is composed of:
- Hydrocyanic acid;
- Carbon monoxide;
- Carcinogenic compounds.
Of all the substances harmful to health found in a conventional cigarette, the Electronic Cigarette only contains Nicotine (in versions with nicotine), such as pharmaceuticals used for smoking cessation.
The remaining ingredients of the liquid solution of a fully electronic cigarette is harmless to health, and Propylene glycol the ingredient in higher percentage, responsible for creating steam that simulates smoke from a conventional cigarette and the nicotine transport (where provided) into the lungs.
Laboratory tests are conducted regularly by independent laboratories that certify the content and safety of the liquid solution contained in the electronic cigarettes SMUKY.