It has been found that E-cigarettes or ‘vaping’ is no safer than traditional cigarettes.
The American Heart Association described their findings as a ‘big concern’ because many individuals have switched from tobacco to vaping because of the given perception that it is healthier.
Researches have found that using the e-cigs has had a negative impact on cholesterol, triglycerides & glucose levels. It was also found to decrease blood flow to the heart, similar results among people who smoked traditional cigarettes.
If you choose to use the ‘e-cig’ to assist with quitting tobacco products, then consider subsequently stopping the e-cig as well as there is a lack of info on long term safety & a growing body of data describing psychologic effects of the components of these devices & chemical combinations used in them.
Here are some other risks associated with vaping:
- Nicotine is highly addictive and can affect the developing brain, potentially harming teens and young adults. Even some “nicotine-free” e-cigarettes have been found to contain nicotine.
- Some substances found in e-cigarette vapor have been linked to an increased risk of cancer.
- Teens who vape are more likely to begin smoking cigarettes.
- Explosions and burns have been reported with e-cigarettes while recharging the devices, due to defective batteries.
- Accidental exposure to liquid from e-cigarettes has caused acute nicotine poisoning in children and adults.
- Vaping during pregnancy could harm a developing fetus
In conclusion, STAY HEALTHY.