It has been said that vaporising is the less of the two evils. Being relatively new on the market over the last decade give it take. Not being apart of the public conscious than that of smoking, people still have reservations or a none understanding of what vapourising is.
Impacting your body
In the standoff between vaping vs smoking, it’s the case where the lesser of the two evils wins. But is vaping really an evil that falls in the same category as smoking? The answer becomes clear when you take look at how each of them affects human body:
- Smoking – accompanying tar, which has a wide variety of carcinogens, the smoke of tobacco cigarettes contains thousands of harmful chemicals, at least 70 of which have been proven to be cancer-causing agents. When these chemicals enter your body, they impact every organ they come in contact with, and several organs they don’t even come in direct contact with.
- It is known that smoking can cause multiple diseases from minor coughs to lethal lung cancer. According to cancer.org smoking around the globe is the biggest avoidance of death around the world.
- It is estimated that smoking kills 6 million people every year
- Vaping – while some experts have argued there is still some potential risks to vaping, the biggest harm e-cigarettes can cause is dependence, swapping one addiction to another.
- Most vaping include nicotine in there oil
- Is this even comparable to cancer?
- No scientific study has confirmed or refuted any data of harmful cancerious diseases to vaping.
- he only notable study that tried to paint a scary picture of vaping was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, back in early 2015. The study showed that when someone vapes at very high temperatures, a chemical called Formaldehyde – a known carcinogen which is actually a degradation product of propylene glycol – can be produced and inhaled. However, the same study also showed that when vaping is done at moderately high temperatures, no traces of Formaldehyde were found. And ironically, nobody wants the bad burnt taste or aftertaste that’s produced when you vape at ridiculously high temperature. In other words, this study, which has been manipulated by many for personal gains, actually removes the stigma attached to vaping.
- Is vaping safer than smoking?
- According to a report sponsored by UK’s Department of Health and published by Public Health England – a prestigious group of highly qualified scientists, researchers and public health professionals – electronic cigarettes are at least 95 percent safer than tobacco cigarettes. The report also recognizes their potential as a viable approach to quitting smoking.
- In the US however, are viewed as bad as cigarettes.
- However, Quite interestingly, the American Heart Association (AHA) took a rather cautious stance in contrary to the popular belief in the country. In the 20-page statement published in 2014, the AHA suggested that e-cigs are less hazardous than tobacco cigarettes, and vaping can actually help smokers quit.
- The biggest change in safety comes from the way the product is produced and delivered. In smoking, the contents (usually tobacco and about 4,000 other ingredients) are combusted. They are lit and they burn and the smoke is inhaled by the user. Hence second hand smoke is inhaled.
- In vaping you usually don’t have that. You have to say “usually” because not all vaporizers manage to heat their product without combusting it. But once you eliminate the combustion, you do make the product safer. Instead of smoke, you would be inhaling vapor or steam. It’s likely much safer, but you are still inhaling a lot of chemicals that aren’t very good for you.
- Legal status – cigarettes are banned in some form or another since appearing. For instance, airlines, office workforce, and later in pretty much every public place plus in a car with a toddler.
- What this has meant for those who vape is that the use of vaporizers is slowly being outlawed in public places, city by city. These bans don’t seem to ever lift, so unless new research is discovered it is likely that the bans will continue until vaping is just as prohibited a smoking is.
- Cost affective – Then we compare smoking vs vaping in terms of cash you have to spend, vaping comes out as a clear winner. Although there are many cheaper options, the very best, high-end vaporizers can cost somewhere around £65, then it’s the cost of your oils.
In conclusion, E-cigarettes are clear winners, in almost every aspect. We will have to wait for a few more years to know the true long-term effects of vaping, but now it seems that they potentially can be a safer alternative to smoking than smoking. However, when you vape to fulfill your cravings, make sure you don’t break any laws or disturb other people. Moreover, most e-liquids contain some percentage of nicotine, which can be dangerous if ingested. Therefore, always keep your vaping gear away from pets and children.