There has always been a debate whether cigarettes are linked to mental health. Nicotine has been used medically because of its special properties which help cure disorders such as attention deficit disorder, depression and schizophrenia. The way nicotine does its job is by fusing together with the nicotine receptors in the brain and that causes triggering of serotonin and dopamine. Both these neurotransmitters are responsible for giving a feeling of elation and excitement.
On the other hand, another research shows that ninety percent of the people with mental health are smokers. People with mental issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, depression, bipolar personality are highly susceptible to smoking and most of them are already heavy smokers. A quite weird survey by Center for Disease control and prevention found out that mentally ill people smoked nearly 31 percent of the cigarettes in the country.
Both these studies show us that nicotine may be good under certain controlled conditions, but self-prescribing nicotine in form of cigarettes rather encourage growth of mental illness and have only negative side effects on the mind and the body. Medical studies on mentally ill patients have shown that such patients live a life which is on average 25 years shorter than normal. Now, add that cigarette smoke and the life expectancy would reduce by another few years.
Addiction to cigarette is considered to be inability to take control over your mind. But if you still love the smoke coming out of your nose and mouth, then there are electronic cigarettes which are nicotine free as well as those containing nicotine and have all those harmful substances eliminated from them. Absence of combustion and tobacco means there is no dangerous content that is there in regular cigarettes. The e-cigarette vapor is devoid of the carcinogens in regular cigarette tobacco. Doctors in the Psych ward of London School of medicine and dentistry are already considering the option to hand their mental patients the butt of e-cigarette. Such an experiment was conducted in the year 2013 at University of Catania, Italy. The results of the experiment led to the conclusion that e-cigarette actually helped reduce the habit of smoking tobacco cigarettes and it did not affect the schizophrenic symptoms. This shows that e-cigarette is just as effective in treating schizophrenia as the regular tobacco cigarette.
Apart from that, electronic cigarettes do not have any distinct odor unlike the tobacco cigarette. Smoke from regular cigarette can cling to almost anything around you and it is also offensive to others. They can also be quite expensive. Whereas, electronic cigarettes are much inexpensive because you just have to replace the liquid nicotine and battery from time to time. The liquid can also come in various aromas but you have to be careful on which one you buy. These days, some electronic cigarette liquid cartridge manufacturers also produce liquids containing carcinogens which are quite the same as tobacco cigarettes. www.egogreen-liquids.de sells various kinds of liquids with a variety of aromas and quantities ranging from 0mg to 18mg concentrations. These e-liquids can be bought online from their website.