Is vaping safe - is vaping bad for you?
Let’s start with a fact: Smoking tobacco is bad for you. Smoking is a leading cause of cancer and deadly lung conditions, as well as respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. With more and more people switching to vaping, it has had many people asking the question, “is vaping bad for you like smoking is?”
Tobacco smoke contains thousands of chemicals, 70 of which are seriously dangerous to your health. Vaping doesn’t produce theses chemicals or toxic smoke like ciggies, so there is no evidence based research that would lead you to asking the question is vaping bad for your health.
When a smoker inhales tobacco smoke it causes damage to the lungs, leading to reduced function. Smokers lungs also produce more mucous, and when this doesn’t clear it is the cause of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Not nice and it will certainly keep you awake at night - and your partner/neighbours too.
It isn’t only the lungs that you are damaging through smoking though. Smoking tobacco damages the lining of your arteries which in turn leads to a build-up of fatty material, narrowing the artery. This can cause a heart attack or stroke. You can also risk blood clots and reduced oxygen in the blood.
Your vape device doesn’t produce smoke, it is a mix of PG and VG and there is currently no evidence to suggest that vaping these substances is bad for you. You might have heard scare stories about a disease called popcorn lung which people suggested might affect you when you vape certain flavours. However, there has never been a vaper diagnosed with the condition.
So when you’re considering is vaping bad for you or not, think about the alternative. Vaping has been said to be 95% safer than smoking, and with smoking causing around 46,000 deaths from cancer and 28,000 from respiratory disease in the UK, plus an estimated 20,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease, each year, it feels like a no brainer for what to switch to.
If you are a smoker, then the best thing to do for your health is to stop. Vaping is a proven way to stop smoking, with millions of people replacing the ciggs for a vape everyday. Some people read research from Cancer Research and other reputable sources to determine an answer to the question ‘is vaping bad for you’, and come to their own, informed, conclusions. You can read their research on the health impacts of vaping here.
If you’re worried about whether vaping is bad for you or not then stop by one of our stores to hear about the latest research and maybe even try out a device. Check out our link here if you are new to vaping for more information in our graphic If you are convinced that vaping is the right thing for you to quit smoking, why not check out some of our starter vaping kits here.