Following China, India has the most smokers in the world, with the second-highest with around 90 million. It is well-known that long-term smoking is a major contributor to heart disease, cancer, and chronic respiratory illnesses. Smoking causes more deaths than alcohol, obesity, traffic accidents, drug abuse and HIV all together. Because of smoking cigarettes, millions suffer from premature death or suffer from a miserable life as they get older. What can be done?
It’s true that there’s both good in addition to bad. Good news: that there is a new revolution in technology that may bring this scourge of pain and suffering to a swift conclusion. However, the bad news is that, as with many new technologies that are undergoing a battle, this one is experiencing an intense opposition.
Let’s first define the issue in greater detail. It’s now common knowledge of the notion that individuals “smoke for the nicotine but die from the tar” the phrase was used in 1976 by British science researcher Michael Russell. It means that a lot of people are drawn to the use of nicotine, which is a mild stimulant that can have relaxing effects. Nicotine can be a physiological stimulant and can lead to dependence however it’s not the main cause of smoking-related illness or death. Smoking tobacco, cured leaves heat up to 900°C near the top of an smoking cigarette. The combustion produces the energy needed to create an inhalable , smoke containing nicotine, however it also produces hundreds of harmful by-products from combustion. This is the deadly tar which Professor Russell mentioned in his lecture.
The positive side is that we now have a wide selection of products that offer nicotine that is not burned and thus without the effects of combustion or the tar which can cause harm. The reason for this is that advances in technology have produced batteries that can create an aerosol through heating a substance that is containing nicotine that is pharmaceutical grade instead of smoking tobacco leaves. In the end, these methods avoid burning, and also the products that result from combustion, which reduces the risk of contracting diseases to a great degree. It is not appropriate to describe them to be “safe”, but they are far more secure than smoking cigarettes beyond all reasonable doubt. This is the reasoning behind the vaping products, commonly called e-cigarettes as well as a new breed of “heat-not-burn” tobacco products.
The report of 2016 Nicotine with no smoke: reducing harm from tobacco by the renowned Royal College of Physicians of London found it was “Although it is not possible to precisely quantify the long-term health risks associated with e-cigarettes, the available data suggests that they are unlikely to exceed 5% of those associated with smoked tobacco products, and may well be substantially lower than this figure”.
This array of technologies provide the basis for replacing cigarettes smoking as the primary method of using nicotine around the world. We have ample evidence that smokers are likely to switch to these products after randomised controlled trials, observational studies market data , and data on population.
In England The public health authorities in England advertise on Television and in magazines to encourage smokers who aren’t able to quit smoking or simply don’t wish to give up Nicotine and shift to vaping. This strategy has proven successful. Even more importantly many people have taken the big leap to safeguard their own health through their own initiative, and at their own cost.
On the other hand, in the year 2019 in 2019, the Indian government completely banned cigarettes that are smoke-free and heated tobacco products. In contrast to other countries, those who smoke in India are no longer given the choice switch to an legal provided low-risk alternative to cigarettes. This is a result of the global prohibitionist response to these new technologies that originated within the United States and has been widely promoted from billionaires and philanthropists.
As with all prohibitions, this decision was prompted by two basic misconceptions. The first one is that once something is banned then it is somehow going to disappear. The war on drugs challenges this notion. The prohibition only changes the way the product is sold to whom it is supplied and at what cost or, in other words the black market will take over. The other misconception is that people believe that if something is prohibited the users will cease engaging in it and choose to do something more moral. However, these users could keep smoking or relapse back to smoking or mix their own liquids or purchase them on markets that are black.
They are sometimes referred to as “unintended consequences”, though they’re entirely predictable. However, no one has assessed the impact of smoking for vapers or black market. The prohibition reflex is a part of the society of drug and tobacco control policy. The trend is now fighting an unintentional and deadly battle against the pro-health, consumer-driven innovations.