An e-cigarette cannot be the first cigarette a person smokes that might lead to an addiction, especially because it can cause respiratory failure, warned Jarosław Pinkas, the head of Poland’s Chief Sanitary Inspectorate (GIS), adding that there have already been a few cases of lung failure in Poland.
An e-cigarette is an electronic inhalation device. It contains an element that heats the inhalation fluid (e-liquid) to up to 330C. The high temperature generates aerosol that then hits the respiratory system of the smoker.
Experts have stated that the number of smokers, especially minors, has increased manifold. According to a study conducted in 2019, the number of Polish teenagers who have tried “vaping” (smoking e-cigarettes) has increased almost six times since 2011.