In 2014, E-Cigarettes took the market by storm and surpassed the popularity of conventional cigarettes, particularly among Teen Smokers. The surrounding hype and fanfare created by manufacturers of vaping supplies and flavorings was intended to mask why E-Cigarettes are dangerous.
Health Risks of E-cigarettes
E-cigarettes do not burn tobacco. Instead, they have cartridges filled with nicotine and other chemicals. The liquid chemicals turn into a vapor or steam that a person inhales. E-cigarettes may contain many other very harmful substances.
Considering the long and exhausting list of harmful and toxic chemicals in cigarettes, vaping is most probably less dangerous to your health. Be aware that this is a comparative danger.
Don’t be fooled into believing that E-Cigarettes are safe or that you should be able to vape without consequences. They are still very dangerous.
How do they work?
E-cigarettes, sometimes called vapes, run on batteries and heat up nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals. They turn them into a vapor you can breathe in. Many chemicals that cause cancer are in this vapor. That includes formaldehyde, heavy metals, and particles that can get stuck in the deepest parts of your lungs.
Dangerous side effects of vaping
Concerns exist that vaping can also be harmful by exposing users to toxic levels of nicotine. At low amounts, nicotine has a mild analgesic effect. At high enough doses, nicotine may result in bradyarrhythmia (< 60 heartbeats/min), and possibly seizures and hypoventilation, a sudden increase in carbon dioxide levels in the blood.
The FDA reported detecting ethylene glycol (antifreeze) in some of the e-cigarettes and cancer-causing substances called nitrosamines in others. Most nitrosamines are carcinogenic. Research shows that vaping may cause cancer and heart disease.
Vaping does not involve the burning of any substances, therefore technically “Not Smoking”….. “Technically”.
Don’t get caught up in word games. This topic needs truthful and honest appraisal.
Smokers who turn to vaping to stop smoking erroneously believe that they have “solved” their “Smoking” problem.
Vaping comes with it’s own set of consequences. One study done by the New York University School of Medicine determined DNA damage from Vaping to bladder, lungs and heart, which in turn create the possibility of increased risk of cancer and heart disease.
The Centers for Disease Control says Vapes are less harmful than cigarettes, but they are still harmful… It is the EXTENT of the harm which is the unknown.
Vaping should never be misrepresented as a healthy solution to smoking cigarettes.
Not only does Vaping introduce nicotine into your body, it comes with its own individual set of nasty chemicals…. Every one of them is poison to the human body…. Why would a sane person pursue such insane behavior ?
There is something about rationalizing putting a foreign substance into an otherwise healthy body for no apparent benefit to the person doing it that is disturbing. That’s the definition of addiction.
A better question might be “How do I stop smoking without using dangerous substitutions like Vaping?”….
At Stop for Life , we believe we have a solution. We offer an effective method to stop smoking that uses no prescriptions, potions, patches or pills.
We hope you will want to free yourself from a smoking/vaping addiction and join us in the Winner’s Circle.