Last updated on December 27th, 2015
We all know that tobacco when burned creates harmful carcinogens, but now there is new evidence that tobacco cigarettes contain bacteria; and lots of it. This health news story comes from a study published in the journal, Environmental Health Perspectives.
What about cigarette production health quality control? One would assume factory workers at the Phillip Morris company wear white sanitized uniforms, gloves and hats and that the machinery is properly washed and decontaminated daily. Not so. They do make sure everything is measured, rolled and boxed perfectly, but aside from those aesthetic, cost effective methods, something is slipping through the cracks. It appears to be hundreds of species of bacteria.
You would think that the FDA would take action, but it seems they are too busy promoting the evils of electronic cigarettes which in my estimation is a better alternative to smoking tobacco.
A University of Maryland environmental health researcher and microbial ecologists at the Ecole Centrale de Lyon in France issued the following statement:
“Cigarettes themselves could be the direct source of exposure to a wide array of potentially pathogenic microbes among smokers and other people exposed to secondhand smoke.”
The study goes on to say that the researchers were “surprised” at their findings. We may one day look at all this in horror, wondering whatever possessed us to allow such a product to be sold and marketed.
That all that is changing. The electronic cigarette, is as close to the “real thing” as it could be; without tobacco, tar, flame or smoke…or harmful bacteria.
Despite failed attempts by the FDA, the American Tobacco Association and other special interest groups (some of which would surprise you), the public is beginning to recognize the fact that the electronic cigarette is a smart alternative to tobacco cigarettes.
There are lots of electronic cigarettes on the market, and practically all are sold on-line. If you are looking for a smarter alternative to smoking tobacco, I suggest you try out several brands. If your wallet doesn’t allow you to do so, pick one that has a good reputation, one that offers different levels of nicotine in the filters and gives you a quick replacement if your product has any problems. If you also want a wide flavor variety, both V2 Cigs and Premium Vapes has an outstanding assortment and they also have the 2-part e-cig design.
If you would like to learn more about electronic cigarettes, You’ll find many articles under the electronic cigarette category heading on Cloud Nine. We even have an up to date e-cigarette brand comparison chart.