All you need to know about vaping: health effects, dangers, and benefits

If you’re thinking about breaking your smoking habit, you’re not alone. 7 out of 10 smokers say they would like to quit. Starting a tobacco-free life is one of the best things you can do for your body.

Given that you’re reading this article, I suppose that you want to find a safer alternative and you’re a health conscious person. You may also have doubts that might be raised by articles that discredit vaping. Well, vaping has its pros and cons. Read on to discover the main facts about this phenomenon.

What is Vaping?

E-cigarettes – also known as vapes – heat an e-juice and make inhalable vapor. The basic components of e-juices are propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. They are flavored and generally contain nicotine.

The vaping process replicates the act of smoking. That’s why so many people find it a nice substitute. It’s simple and one doesn’t have to know much about vapes to start.

Guides

There are a large variety of guides on Vaping Daily’s website. These guides were created with their readers in mind. They provide all of the information one could desire about vaping. Listed below are summaries of the different guides Vaping Daily has to offer.  

Independent Scientific Opinions on Vaping Health Effects

Some scientists claim that puffing on an e-cigarette is less dangerous than puffing on a regular cigarette. These are not empty words. A study funded by Cancer Research UK found out that former smokers who used only vaporizers for an average of 16 months experienced a substantial fall in the levels of carcinogens and other toxins.

Another study sponsored by Tobacco Control made a comparison of the cancer risks from tobacco and electronic cigarettes. It turned out that vapers are exposed to only 1% of the cancer hazard tobacco smokers are exposed to.  

E-cigarettes entered the world market a decade ago. There’s no possibility to research the effects of e-cigarettes after 20 or 30 years of usage. Thus, the long-term consequences of vaporizing on lung and heart condition and its cancer-causing potential are unknown.

However, the influence of nicotine on a human body is well-researched. No matter what is the way of delivery, nicotine can worsen heart disease of vapers and smokers who already have severe heart trouble.

This addictive substance can negatively affect reproductive health. And nicotine exposure during pregnancy can limit a baby’s development in the womb, which may lead to low birth weight.

Moreover, the chemical is extremely toxic in its liquid concentrate. Poison centers report the growing number of calls related to cases of nicotine-containing e-liquid ingestion by children age 5 and younger.

However, vaping is a better choice. E-cigarettes deliver less nicotine than tobacco cigarettes do as they create a vapor, not a tobacco smoke. Besides, there’re nicotine-free liquids on the market.

Propylene glycol contained in e-liquids is an eye and airways irritator. But it’s still unknown whether it could lead to lung problems after years of vaping.

Even though vaping involves some health risks, it is less toxic than smoking tobacco. Users avoid many of the poisonous chemicals and carcinogens present in cigarette smoke. Several studies prove that vaping is much better than combusting.  

Vaping Etiquette: The Unspoken Rules for All Vaper

As a vaper, you represent the whole community when you make it clear to everyone that this is your lifestyle. OK, it may sound monumental given that an-cig is just a substitute of a tobacco product for you. But as someone who cares about the reputation of the vaping generation, we encourage everyone to be a polite and responsible vaper.

A survey of 2,000 people found out the biggest faux pas for vapers. Using e-cigarettes in confined spaces is on top of the list. People are irritated when someone is vaping in a restaurant, during a job interview, in a queue, and on public transport. Vaping in someone’s car or house without permission is not welcome. Blowing vapor in someone’s face is also unacceptable.

So, here’re some rules:

  • Basically, vaping is not tolerated in public places where smoking is banned.
  • If you’re in a friend’s house or car, ask whether you can vape there.
  • Blowing vapor in someone’s face is a big no-no.
  • Don’t assume it’s acceptable in any location – always check first.
  • Vaping around children isn’t recommended.
  • Use common sense and be respectful.

Why Does Vaping Become More Popular?

Vaporizers started catching on about 5 years ago, as the technology improved and the devices became more accessible. In addition to the fact that it helps smokers to quit, there 5 more factors that made them so popular:

  1. Price. Former smokers say that the costs for e-smoking are less. A pack-a-day smoker goes from spending over $150 monthly on cigarettes to spending $50 monthly on e-liquids and coils.
  2. Hobby. The vape hobbyists own multiple devices and accessories. They know how to reach the best vaping experience from the devices. They can mix their own e-liquids or even craft their own electronic smoking gadgets.
  3. Medicinal marijuana therapy. People who smoke marijuana for medicinal purpose use dry herbs vaporizers to maximize the effects of the herb and avoid the chemicals created in the process of combustion.
  4. The socialites. For socially active people vaporizing is an excellent way to hang out with friends or even strangers who share their hobby. They meet at vape lounges, bars, and events and discuss the latest industry trends. They wear stylish vape clothes and prefer more bold and trendy devices.
  5. Cloud-chasing. For some vape enthusiasts, vaping is a kind of sport. They buy sub-ohm vapes with excellent cloud production, practice vape tricks, and then take part in competitions.

Hope you have got the answers for the troubling questions and your wish to quit is now even stronger.

About the Author

Thanush Poulsen is a healthy lifestyle blogger. Currently, Thanush investigates the pros and cons of vaping and its effects on the human body.