Smoking vs Vaping
The American Heart Association pronounced
“E-cigarettes either do not contain or have lower levels of several tobacco-derived harmful and potentially harmful constituents compared with cigarettes and smokeless tobacco,” it states. E-cigarettes also “present an opportunity for harm reduction if smokers use them as substitutes for cigarettes.”
But, it’s not only about health. Using vaporizer or e-cig can save you a lot of money. Although e-cigarettes and vaporizers can run anywhere from $50 to $200 each, once you buy them, you need to spend only $15 for the liquids which is less than $180, that you’ll spend if you smoke one pack per day, and the average price is $6.
When it comes to e-cigarettes, you’ve probably heard that either it’s perfectly harmless or that “not enough studies have been done.”
We know that you probably don’t have a time to read the whole studies, so , here are just some of the quotes.
A 2012 Greek study entitled Acute effects of using an electronic nicotine-delivery device on myocardial function: comparison with regular cigarettes:
“Absence of combustion and different chemical composition, leading to less toxic chemicals created and absorbed . . . electronic cigarettes may be a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes.”
A 2012 research paper entitled Levels of selected carcinogens and toxicants in vapor from electronic cigarettes:
“We found that the e-cigarette vapors contained some toxic substances. The levels of the toxicants were 9–450 times lower than in cigarette smoke and were, in many cases, comparable with trace amounts found in the reference product . . . our findings are consistent with the idea that substituting tobacco cigarettes with e-cigarettes may substantially reduce exposure to selected tobacco-specific toxicants. E-cigarettes as a harm reduction strategy among smokers unwilling to quit, warrants further study.”
A 2012 study entitled Comparison of the effects of e-cigarette vapor and cigarette smoke on indoor air quality:
“For all byproducts measured, electronic cigarettes produce very small exposures relative to tobacco cigarettes. The study indicates no apparent risk to human health from e-cigarette emissions based on the compounds analyzed.”
This past year was all about the “vape” , even Oxford Dictonaries recognized that by pronouncing it for the word of the year. But the trend in which smokers inhale vapor from tobacco and other nontobacco-based liquids is gaining even more followers among smokers and nonsmokers.
Vaping involves inhaling water vapor through a personal vaporizer or electronic cigarette. When users draw on the device, its battery heats the liquid, which is then atomized into an inhalable vapor.
E-cigarettes differ from traditional cigarettes in that there’s no secondhand smoke associated with vaping. Users of nicotine and flavored liquids do not get high from consuming such vaporized liquids.