Vaping versus smoking
E-cigarettes or Vaping devices are categorized as a tobacco product with E-juices being the key ingredient which is also found in regular cigarettes as additives to improve the smoking experience
E-liquid or Vape juice consists of four main ingredients:
Propylene Glycol (PG) is found in foods, cosmetics, and medicinal products.
Vegetable Glycerin or Glycerol (VG) is used in cosmetic products, eye drops, and baked products.
PG and VG are also used in cigarettes as an additive to avoid the tobacco from drying out.
Nicotine is a powerful Para sympathomimetic stimulant and an alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants with high risk for addiction, and lethally toxic if ingested in high concentrations or its pure form. But not all e-liquids contain nicotine.
Flavoring Concentrates - artificial flavoring used in food products.
Vaping wasn’t even a real thing until 2004 that the global use rose exponentially. This suggests that it wasn’t really popular as smoking cigarettes and that explains a lot that people don’t know much about it. Reasons for the soaring consumption of e-cigarettes involve the endeavors to quit smoking in order to reduce risk, or save money, though the recreational use is becoming very popular with people experimenting with smoke cloud videos doing rounds on the social media.
There will be severe health implications that come along with the elation of inhaling either combusted or vaporized form of smoke into the air filtering organ of the human body known as lungs. The health implications of smoking are a lot more distinctly defined than in comparison to that of vaping in the long run.
Just as the several advertisement warnings have suggested time and again about the life-threatening possibilities that include Respiratory as well as cardiovascular diseases, and Cancer increases. The question remains to trace the evident amounts of harmful chemicals found in vaping and if it is enough to do substantial damage to the human health?
A lot of experts have framed it as it comes down to picking the lesser of two evils. Those who vape are now a part of a better toxicological experiment and their fate rests on time. Until then, researchers continue to study new developments to determine how e-cigarette products should be regulated.
At this time, there is a limited evidence as to what are the health impacts among vapers. It is also problematic for the experts to differentiate between the effects of vaping as some vapers have been smokers in the past while some are dual users. Small improvements in cardiovascular and pulmonary function with reduced vital signs of blood pressure and heart rate in the functioning of users who switched to E-cigarettes. Also, reduction in the exposure to selected carcinogenic and toxic chemicals in just one week
The trend of vaping doesn’t appear to be healthy, but it sure is healthier than smoking cigarettes. It will decrease the chance of getting cancer or other deadly diseases.
Vaping is definitely not 100% safe but it is less harmful than smoking cigarettes.
Although the long-term health effects of vaping are not certain, but experts approve of vaping being significantly less harmful than smoking. With 9 to 450 times decrease in potentially toxic and carcinogenic ingredients found in Vape as compared to smoking, It’s safe to accept that e-cigarettes are way better than smoking.