Here is what we know…
Vaping has caught the world by storm particularly for the younger generation. It is easy to access, can be concealed discreetly, and his little to no smell unlike smoking cigarettes.
But is it safe?
We will explore some of the details of vaping and to get a more in-depth understanding thanks to Hopkins Medicine:
Vaping appears to be less harmful thank smoking cigarettes
E-cig and vapes work by heating liquid that contains nicotine which is derived from tobacco. Along with nicotine, vaping juice/liquid contains other things such a flavor and some other chemicals. Smoking on the other hand contains over 7,000 chemicals which are known to cause everything from cancer to sterility in adults.
Many lung injuries that come from vaping are associated to people who modify their vapes in some form. Injuries also occur when vaping juices/liquids are purchase from the black market for a discounted price.
The CDC also recommends to not use THC-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products.
Some research has proven that vaping can harm lungs and heart health
Nicotine which is found in cigarettes and vapes causes spike in blood pressure and adrenaline, this can result in an increased heart rate which can cause a heart attack.
It’s important to note that vaping is still very new. It took decades for scientists to learn about the true dangers of smoking cigarettes and the same could one day be said about vaping.
Electronic cigarettes are just as addictive, if not more, than traditional cigarettes
Nicotine is a very addictive substance and is found in both e-cig/vapes and cigarettes. Getting addicted to nicotine can be very difficult to overcome. Do not start if you haven’t already.
Some people tend to use vaping to get off smoking cigarettes. While this method has worked for some it is not recommended and there are many other way to successfully quit smoking. If you would like to quit smoking, try not to substitute tobacco cigarettes with vaping/e-cigs and speak to your doctor to find a safer solution.
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