Vaping is most commonly attributed to the user’s desire to quit smoking. However, it could be argued that several cigarettes with varying nicotine levels could create the same effect without resorting to a vape – so is vaping Harmful or good?

MIAMI, FL, July 13, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — The vaping craze was seemingly popularized overnight. While the first conception of an electronic cigarette dates back to 1927, vaping as we know it only really kicked off in the 21st Century. It is hard to believe that these little nicotine gadgets existed way back then and were even commercialized in the 1980s. Smoking prevailed as the reigning method of consuming tobacco until pop culture swooped in and gave us the modern-day vape. Celebrities and brand influencers masquerade the satisfaction of vaping while memes poke fun at the vape nation. Whether you are an advocate for it or find the act a nuisance, there is no denying its popularity and ability to continually feature as a talking point during dinner.

The decision to vape is most commonly attributed to the user’s desire to quit smoking. Many argue that vaping is an effective way to wean off of tobacco and nicotine. The ability to reduce nicotine levels over time allows users to slowly break the habit. However, it could be argued that there are several cigarettes with varying nicotine levels and a smoker could create the same effect without resorting to a vape. That’s usually where taste is mentioned. Vapers attribute their love of the act to the large selection of delectable flavors available. On top of a tasty flavor, the act produces large clouds of thick vapor that can be used to perform tricks. Vape clouds can be a fun party trick or be blown in cloud-chasing competitions. Yup, that’s competitive tournaments dedicated to vapers. The taste and tricks may be delightful, however, contrary to what many believe; vaping has tremendous health risks that should not be overlooked. It may be ideal to break the habit entirely. Going cold turkey and quitting is a foolproof way of minimizing health risks associated with consuming tobacco and nicotine. However, that is easier said than done. Nicotine patches are much more beneficial for helping smokers or vapers quit and the best products can be easily found at Research and You.

We have outlined a number of health risks associated with vaping below to help you make a more informed decision:

Heart Attacks
Recent studies suggest that, while vaping may be less harmful to the heart than smoking, the possibility of heart attacks is still a major concern. It is argued that people who vape have a doubled risk of heart attacks than people who do not. Researchers suggest that vaping causes stiffening of the heart and blood vessels. This can lead to the improper functioning of the heart as it needs to work harder to pump blood through the body. This can result in cardiovascular problems. Symptoms of stiff blood vessels include shortened breath, sweating and chest pain.

Consumption of Toxic Metals
Toxic metals such as cadmium and nickel, which are common to cigarettes, can be found during the act of inhaling a vape. Researchers have also noted high levels of arsenic and chromium which can be unsafe in prolonged use. The inhalation of these toxic metals has a number of health implications. These include diarrhea, nausea and liver problems. While these may seem to be minor side effects, the long-term consumption of these toxic metals may cause irreparable damage to internal organs.

Popcorn Lung
Diacetyl is a harmful chemical found in both vape liquid and cigarettes. In large quantities, this chemical can induce a lung disease known as popcorn lung. This lung disease causes irreparable damage to the lung. Vape liquid does not contain copious amounts of this chemical however, long-term use could provide enough diacetyl to cause severe lung problems.

Nicotine Addiction
Nicotine is a highly addictive substance found in both cigarettes and vape liquid. This chemical has a number of negative health implications such as its carcinogenic properties and adverse effects on the heart. This highly addictive chemical can keep vapers hooked while harming their health.

While researchers argue that vaping can be considered healthier than smoking, the habit is not void of risks. Vaping is still extremely harmful and kicking the habit of consuming tobacco and nicotine will prove way more beneficial for overall health.

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