Many who are trying to quit smoking feel like smoking on an e-cigarette is a safer option. According to cardiologist and director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education Stanton Glantz, PhD., e-cigarettes may be healthier compared to standard cigarettes but that does not make them healthy as a whole. By paying more attention to the facts than the myths, you will be able to make your body healthy again.
One danger of vaping is that your body will still be filled with particles and other toxins that can expose you to non-cancer lung and heart disease at similar rates to traditional cigarettes. Two chemicals found in e-cigarettes are propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin which can expose you to labored breathing, tightness in chest, and wheezing. These two products are similar to what you would find in a fog machine which is what makes a lot of theater workers sick. Vaping can also weaken your immune system through flavoring because the flavors in e-cigarettes are not ingested but heated, aerosolized, and breathed in, tearing up your lungs.
Another danger of vaping is that you will still be just as addicted just as you were with traditional cigarettes. While it is a common myth that e-cigarettes will cure your dependence on cigarettes, it will only help you develop more serious long-term health risks. A 2013 study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine says 85% of e-cigarette users were no more likely to give up cigarettes than those who skipped vaping. This will just make them become dual users, making them take up more nicotine in a day. Being a dual user means that you are absorbing higher levels of nicotine, heavy metals, and carcinogens in their urine which will heighten the risk of cancer and infertility.
If you know someone who is smoking both cigarettes and e-cigarettes, it is important that you present them with accurate facts. By increasing your addiction to nicotine, your immune system, heart, lungs, and your ability to have children will be in danger. You can show them the Surgeon General’s report on e-cigarettes and statistics on the harm caused by them. You should also speak to a healthcare professional about nicotine addiction and other health risks that can do harm for your body. By understanding the dangers of e-cigarettes and doing something about it, the more control you will have of your body.
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