Should I give up vaping?
We know that smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the UK, which is why people choose the vaping option. Public Health England declared vaping 95% safer than smoking tobacco. However, recently you may have seen in the news vaping deaths being part of the headlines.
Is there anything to worry about? In this blog, we explore the topic to help you make informed decisions.
Deaths and illnesses from vaping
As it stands, the vaping illegal THC cartridges are thought to be the main cause of the vaping deaths in America. THC cartridges are sold by illicit and anonymous companies. The ingredients in the cartridge can be tampered with by the seller to bulk it out and make the THC go further. Inhaling an unregulated substance is never going to be the safest option.
So far, there have been seven confirmed deaths among 400 cases if a mysterious lung disease, which has been linked to vaping. However, it has been linked to THC vaping.
Dr. Michael Siegel, a professor at Boston University School of Public Health said: "This outbreak does not appear to be associated with traditional legally-sold e-cigarettes, but with illicit and sometimes counterfeit THC vaping cartridges."
Can you quit vaping?
If you feel that you don’t want to continue to vape nicotine and regulated e-liquids, then you can quit.
You quit vaping in a few different ways. One option is to go cold turkey. Throw out your kit and be done with it.
Another way is to gradually reduce your nicotine levels down to 0mg. Once you have reached 0mg nicotine you just need to break the habit, which should be easier without the cravings.
Vaping Deaths - Should I be worried?
We don’t think you need to be worried about vaping nicotine e-liquids brought from trusted stores. However, if you are vaping any product with THC then you should stop. You cannot be 100% sure what you are putting into your body when you buy illegal THC cartridges off of the street or illicit sellers.
To put it into perspective, there are 480,000 deaths per year from smoking cigarettes in the United States. Now there is a serious risk.