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Don’t be fooled by the notion that vaping and combustible smoke are equal. Walking down a city street, one is exposed to more auto emissions than vaping in an enclosed space. In such circumstances, you’d likely die from carbon monoxide poisoning; however, with vape clouds, all you’d need for cleanup is soap and water! The same can not be said of cigarette smoke which often leaves behind staining residue on car windows or other surfaces.
Vaping is a cessation aid for adult smokers unable to quit via other methods, and would otherwise still be smoking. Vaping is a form of nicotine delivery. It provides nicotine without combustion, the harmful chemicals in smoke, or tobacco. Almost all the harm of smoking is from 7k chemicals: smoke from burning tobacco and added carcinogenic chemicals. Smoking also introduces black and brown tar which sticks to the lungs and deteriorates heart conditions and general health. So, vaping is not more harmful than smoking cigarettes.
While smoking cigarettes has a multitude of detrimental effects, vaping can provide the nicotine hit necessary for those adult smokers unable to quit via other methods. This form of delivery bypasses combustion and toxic chemicals associated with smoke inhalation like tar: which clogs up lung airways – all without compromising on effectiveness. Vaping is proven not only safer than smoking but even presents a viable cessation aid for tobacco addiction as well!
In the ’90s, nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) were popular as several methods to quit smoking for good. However, these pricey treatments often proved ineffective and failed to provide lasting results; companies profited from customers returning time after time with little success in quitting their habit. Recent data has revealed that those attempting cold turkey are more likely than ever before to finally break free of nicotine addiction – surpassing NRT treatment methods.
1. What are the positive benefits of nicotine?
Nicotine is linked to numerous therapeutic benefits, from improved cognition and alertness to reduced symptoms of depression. It is also being tested for use in dementia and Alzheimer’s treatment protocols through nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) patches, as many patients do not smoke cigarettes. Several studies have shown that short-term nicotine exposure produces a calming effect that helps with conditions such as Schizophrenia and Parkinsonian ailments (including my condition of cervical dystonia). Additionally, it may aid those suffering from ulcerative colitis or ADHD by providing increased pleasure hormones – namely dopamine – while raising the pain threshold for sufferers managing chronic illnesses. At one Veterans Affairs facility, vaping was even adopted due to its potential weight loss effects (according to my neurologist); encouraging signs of how versatile nicotine can be.
Despite its potential to help with smoking cessation, nicotine use is not without risks. It has been linked to existing heart conditions and can cause cardiac arrhythmias in some cases. Furthermore, blood flow reductions may lead to impaired wound healing abilities while reports suggest it might also trigger raised glucose levels in diabetics (which requires more research). for many diabetics, vaping has no detrimental effects on glucose levels. Lastly, smokers should be aware that although vaping or using NRT is safer than cigarettes – they could still experience appetite suppression resulting from the nicotine which makes them not suitable for pregnant women.
As for studies and reports: RCP of the Uk produced Nicotine without smoke: Tobacco Harm Reduction 2016 – Vaping is at least 95% less risky than smoking. Public Health England: Evidence review of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco 2018: Vaping is at least 95% less risky than smoking. Health Canada: Vaping and quitting smoking 2021 – Vaping is less harmful than smoking.
Cigarettes contain a huge amount of toxins, but vaping aerosols generally have no more than 1% of those same toxins. While combustible cigarettes carry over 7k different chemicals in their smoke, e-cigarettes are made up of around 100. The primary ingredients – nicotine, flavoring (even for tobacco flavors) Propylene Glycol, and Vegetable Glycerin – which are all food-grade materials – don’t appear to create any significant health risks according to a 2018 report from Public Health England.
2. From Vaping Facts You Need to Know
Nicotine is the primary agent in regular cigarettes and e-cigarettes, and it is highly addictive. It causes you to crave a smoke and suffer withdrawal symptoms if you ignore the craving. Nicotine is a toxic substance.
Rebuttal: Craving a cigarette? It is nicotine your body actually longs for. Vaping provides an alternative to traditional smoking that can satisfy this craving without the smoke.
Is vaping bad for you? There are many unknowns about vaping, including what chemicals make up the vapor and how they affect physical health over the long term. People need to understand that e-cigarettes are potentially dangerous to your health. Emerging data suggests links to chronic lung disease and asthma, as well as associations between dual use of e-cigarettes and smoking with cardiovascular disease.
Rebuttal: One may watch the entire Introduction video (below), but the above is undeniably false. Vaping has been around since the early 2000s, with improved and more powerful devices emerging in 2008. Today we have a range of e-cigarettes from simpler battery-operated models containing pre-filled refill tanks or ‘pods’, to advanced devices allowing users to customize their use with adjustable settings as well as selecting coils, wicks, and liquids themselves. The ingredients used for such “e-liquids” are quite simple when made at home and could even be argued safer than commercial varieties; recently FDA approved some electronic cigarettes featuring tobacco flavors (notwithstanding debates about if they actually taste like tobacco).
Both e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes contain nicotine, which research suggests may be as addictive as heroin and cocaine. What’s worse many e-cigarette users get even more nicotine than they would from a combustible tobacco product: Users can buy extra-strength cartridges, which have a higher concentration of nicotine or increase the e-cigarette’s voltage to get a greater hit of the substance.
Rebuttal: Vaping at higher temperatures does not directly equate to a more intense nicotine rush. The concentration per milliliter remains unchanged, and vapers who consistently vape with high-nicotine e-liquids can’t usually handle the intensity – instead they end up coughing or vaping less frequently. Comparatively, chain-smoking cigarettes provide users with a greater amount of nicotine within equal periods of time compared to vaping at lower nicotine levels (e.g., 3mgs & 6mgs).
3. From Why is Vaping Worse Than Smoking?
Why is Vaping Worse than Smoking?
The Dangers of Vaping(?)
As of 2/2022 —-
Vaping is a relatively new habit, and they are just beginning to learn how much it impacts your health. One of the biggest dangers is that, according to the CDC, two-thirds of JUUL users ages 15-24 do not realize that JUUL contains nicotine. In fact, JUUL specifically can contain as much nicotine as a whole pack of cigarettes. Many vape products are not labelled to disclose that they have nicotine. One of the biggest dangers of vaping is that you don’t even know what you are inhaling.
Rebuttal: On the CDC page, there is no reference for how they determined 2/3s of those people didn’t know JUUL contained nicotine. However, if you remember when you were a teenager, experimentation was part of life. I tried menthol cigarettes at 16 but did not like them. I didn’t start smoking until age 22. The fact that a JUUL can contain that much nicotine is on purpose. Nobody inhales a whole cartridge in one sitting. One would get an extreme headache, and probably fall asleep, before inhaling a whole cartridge in one hour. However, a person could conceivably smoke a whole pack of cigarettes in a few hours.
All vape products in the US have nicotine warning labels on them. Even devices without nicotine have warning labels. And, as the above notes and below video state, we all know what’s in the e-liquid.
Rather than the years that it took for people to see the effects of cigarettes on people’s health, vaping has shown a disturbing amount of health problems very quickly. There is a public health crisis involving people who have vaped. People are going to the hospital with lung injuries that require medically-induced comas and more. Their lungs show damage that is similar to chemical burns. And many have actually died. From vaping. Not from years and years of vaping, but from a very short time.
Rebuttal: The above is pure fear-mongering. Since its introduction in 2003, Vaping has been a popular choice for nicotine consumption – and in 2019 electronic cigarettes gained attention due to the Evali cases related to THC. However, this was attributed to isolated incidents caused by contaminated THC cartridges containing vitamin E Acetate, which isn’t compatible with vaping. On a global scale, smoking still accounts for over 100 million deaths – making vaping a safer alternative from a health perspective.
One of the other dangers of vaping is that you never know what is in the vape pen or other device. Many people are vaping marijuana. However, the THC, when vaped, is the common ingredient in nearly every patient who has died from vaping. It does not take long, and it does not discriminate.
Somewhat what I said above.
4. Is Vaping More Harmful Than Smoking Cigarettes? Watch the Video
With vaping, you can still enjoy the hand-to-mouth experience and different flavors while improving your lung health. In fact, research suggests that even if someone is a dual user — meaning they use both tobacco products and vaporizers interchangeably — their lungs may improve within five years! This success story has made vaping the most effective way to quit smoking in many people’s opinions – though it’s up to each individual person how much weight they give various sources of information on this issue.
Are you considering vaping as an alternative to smoking? Many people have! To help you make the right decision for yourself, check out the video above and the review below. You’ll get pros and cons from both sides of the argument so that facts can be used to decide if switching is worth it or not. If any doubts linger after researching, leave us a comment – our platform welcomes civil discourse on all points of view regarding vaping safety – no matter which stance yours may take!
6. Pros and Cons of Vaping
If you're an adult smoker looking to quit, take note: the Vaping Method has been demonstrated as 7% more effective than any other method. Put down those hypnosis records - if it were a reliable solution everyone would be doing it.
- Safer Than Smoking
- Gone are the Obnoxious Odors, Stains, and small cigarette burns
- Control over How Much You Vape
- Flavors (while they last)
- Nicotine Satisfaction without Destroying Your Lungs
- Start Simple and Work Your Way to Advanced, where you save money
- Online Vape Shops still Ship
- Ability to taste and smell after years
- Gone are the rails when you breathe, runny nose, and coughing
- No having to find a place in the rain, snow, or heat to inhale
- Learning Curve and Access
- Some Potential Health Risks (No need to start vaping if don't smoke)
- Depending on where you live, classified as still smoking
- Laws and Rules make it harder to start vaping, likely relying on word of mouth (See UK for the opposite, and how 50% of smokers have quit in 2 years)
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