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Title: Electronic Cigarettes can’t be that bad for you, right?

Audience: I am writing for the general public, especially those who are presently using electronic cigarettes or wish to use them in place of cigarettes (especially the younger generations). The audience I am writing for will not need any previous knowledge per say; however, it would be conducive to their understanding of the topic if they were already aware of the dangers associated with smoking. I am a senior at the University of Maryland studying general biology and global poverty, so public health is an interest of mine. I, too, will be learning new information as I explore the harmful effects of “vaping.” As mentioned earlier, I intend to shed light on the misconceptions surrounding electronic cigarettes. My primary audience is the greater public and my secondary audience is Marybeth, who will review the research findings. The document is directed for the lay audience.

Context: Electronic cigarettes contain nicotine, which is the addictive substance found in tobacco products, amongst other chemicals. The younger generation, especially, is under the impression that electronic cigarettes do not pose any health risks. Although electronic cigarettes are often suggested as an intermittent step in the quitting process for regular smokers, reliance on vapor should be solely temporary. Nicotine exposure undeniably leads to tobacco dependence. Tobacco users are at a higher risk developing life-threatening diseases, such as lung cancer and heart disease.

Purpose: The outcome of this document is to inform the general public of the risks linked to electronic cigarette usage.

Document Type: The document type is an informative review of electronic cigarettes. The document itself will relay public health information.
November 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMN