Much has been said about e-cigarettes. However, here are the truthful vaping facts you ought to know:
Facts about Vaping
10 Astonishingly, e-cigarettes with very low to zero nicotine strength outsell those with medium-to-high strengths of nicotine.
9 Contrary to popular opinion, electronic cigarettes are less harmful than cigarettes, forest fires, and nuclear explosions combined.
8 They helps smokers quit. In fact, the use of e-cigarettes in smokers not intending to quit smoking decreases their cigarette consumption, according to multiple studies.
7 E-cigarettes are tobacco-free and do not emit smoke or carbon monoxide.
6 The earliest electronic cigarette was a patented device called ‘a smokeless non-tobacco cigarette’ invented by Herbert A. Gilbert in 1963.
5 The liquid in e-cigarettes is a combination of vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, pharmaceutical-grade nicotine and food-grade flavors.
4 E-cigarette devices are reusable since they are battery-powered.
3 Although they are marketed as ‘cigarettes with no health risks,’ countries such as Australia, Canada, and Israel have restricted vaping in smoke-free environments.2 Vaping produces secondhand exposure to nicotine, but several studies show that the secondhand vapor contains no combustion-related toxins.
1 While tobacco cigarettes stiffen the arteries in your heart, e-cigarettes have been found not to.
+ Bonus Knowledge Nuggets
The use of e-cigarettes is beneficial to combat the adverse effects of tobacco cigs. A study conducted by the Boston University of Public Health concluded that e-cigs reduce the risk of tobacco-related deaths. It also reduces the risk of tobacco addiction. A study done by Dr. Ted Wagener found that only one out of 1,300 college students who first used nicotine disguised as e-cigarettes graduated to using tobacco cigarettes.
Why Vaping Is Bad For You
Health officials have reported six deaths and at least 450 cases of lung injury connected to vaping. Patients with vaping-associated lung injury display a wide array of respiratory symptoms, including coughing and chest pain. Doctors still don’t know what’s behind the surge in vaping-related lung injuries. They suspect it’s not nicotine or THC, but other chemicals like vitamin E acetate that might be present in the vape device. People who vape are exposed to other serious health risks, beyond lung injury, doctors say. For example, nicotine, which can be present in high concentrations in e-cigarettes, is linked to brain development issues.
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