The experience of solving problems, provoked as a resulted of widespread and massive consumption of tobacco products, has shown that once appeared on the market, these products are extremely difficult to regulate, even if the well-known dangers of consumption. Therefore, the emergence of a new product, when it may be decided that avoids later problems should probably turn to the experience of those countries that already have collided and partially solved similar products.
Nicotine-free tobacco market
Herbal cigarettes are actively advertised on the Internet as a means of smoking cessation, as an alternative to the nicotine patches, gums and pills supposedly allows overcoming the nicotine addiction and the behavioral patterns associated with smoking. They are said to make it possible to control the delivery of nicotine, its effects, and habits related to the action of nicotine. Most sites that promote herbal cigarettes, refer to the fact that the process of consumption of herbal cigarettes is not associated with tobacco and nicotine in terms of harmful impact. However, it would be fair to say that impartial reviews exist in the large quantity: thus, e.g. a post on herbal cigarettes published on hearbal-health.uk, a prominent startup website that aggregates natural healthcare articles, argues that the use of such products is reasonable.
Indeed, it is oftentimes admitted that only difference from herbal cigarettes containing tobacco and ciggys deprived of nicotine, which is a substance that causes dependence on tobacco, but it is not the most harmful chemical component of tobacco. But just because most herbal cigarettes do not contain nicotine, they still may be useless for people trying to get rid of smoking.
Herbal cigarettes often look exotic and have nutty flavors, e.g. vanilla or cherry. However, the main idea behind their marketing is that they are ‘healthier’ than conventional coffin-nails. But despite this marketing bait, these cigarettes are not that safe. People are oftentimes convinced that herbal or natural can not be dangerous, which is far from being truth. Herbal cigarettes may contain mixtures of different plants, that pose no threat until the fire is not set. (more…)