Are American Spirit cigarettes safer than regular brand names? Is there such a thing as a “safe” cigarette?
Why are they so popular with young people? Does smoking American Spirits mean you won’t get lung cancer? What about other health issues?
Let’s derail some of these myths, because I feel that some people really do think they are smoking a healthier cigarette, and that is doesn’t hurt them as much as other name brands.
That thinking is incorrect, and in the long run, it’s deadly.
All of them involve inhaling smoke, and that means there is carbon monoxide production.
Whenever there is smoke involved, whether it be a campfire, the wood-burning stove, or a cigarette, when a fuel (wood, tobacco, etc.) is lit, it produces carbon monoxide.
In high quantities, it is highly toxic to humans.
This is why people die in houses that catch on fire. They don’t die from the flames, they die because they inhaled too much carbon monoxide.
It poisoned them.
Also, since you are inhaling smoke, you are damaging your lungs. Your body needs oxygen to survive, and smoking depletes your oxygen intake.
Did you know that 90% of the smoke you inhale does NOT get exhaled?
Now imagine having 20+ a day (or more) and you can see how damaging they really are.
American Spirit tobacco is no different.
It still creates smoke that stays inside your lungs.
Smoking, in any form, is harmful to you.
Over time, your breathing will get worse, and you won’t be able to enjoy physical activity like you used to.
You may even end up on an oxygen tank, gasping for air.
There are many health issues that can happen to you besides getting lung cancer.
Don’t be fooled into thinking you won’t get them. It’s simply not true.
Why do so many young people buy them?
I find that a lot of young, “alternative” people enjoy these types.
The hipster crowd, the hippie crowd, the punk crowd, the vegan crowd, etc. All those sub-cultures of society are usually the ones who buy them.
They think it makes them more health conscious.
There are no additives.
While regular name brand cigarettes contain 599 added chemicals, some of which are toxic to humans, this type contains zero added chemicals.
They are marketed as “all natural” and even “organic.”
Organic sounds safer on paper, but it’s all relative.
In this instance, just because you aren’t inhaling all those nasty chemicals (which is good) doesn’t mean you are leading a better life, or that you are smarter than the person who buys the name brands.
It says so right on the box itself. Why people still don’t believe this is beyond me.
When the company itself specifically states that their product is NOT safer than name brands, that’s all you need to know.
The truth is right on the label.
Go see for yourself if you don’t believe me.
In terms of lung cancer, yes you can still get it, because the combustion, the burning sensation in your throat and lungs, is what causes it.
Ever read that burnt food, mainly due to open flame grills, can cause cancer?
It’s the same theory for any types of cigarettes.
Now, not everyone gets cancer, and not everyone will get emphysema, either.
The good thing about American Spirits is avoiding all those additives. That should be obvious.
But they are also more expensive. Expect to pay at least a dollar or more than usual.
Is it worth it?
In my opinion, no, it’s not. It’s much more wise and healthy to switch to vaping instead of American Spirits.
With smoking, you still have the shame, the filthy habit, the smell, the inconvenience, and the nuisance towards others.
Just quit smoking and escape all the problems that smoking leads to.
You’ll be so much happier if you do. I promise.