Everyone knows that technologies do not stand still and every day new, but most often improved variations of old and familiar things appear. A striking example of this is electronic cigarettes, the appearance of which was a real explosion.
The harm of electronic cigarettes is shrouded in various disputes, speculations and opinions. Naturally, manufacturers present their product in the best possible light, hiding its shortcomings and emphasizing the advantages of vapes against the background of tobacco products.
According to the manufacturers, electronic cigarettes are a safe and cheap alternative to tobacco and available in low rates such as one pound e-liquids which have been poisoning people. Users of these e-cigarettes underestimate the health effects of steam and treat them like a harmless toy.
What is Vape and How Does It Work?
Let’s talk about what it is all about. The word “vape” in translation means steam, soar. In Hong Kong in the early 2000s, a device appeared that produced steam instead of cigarette smoke. After that, the so-called vapes began to be seen as one of the ways to combat smoking.
Gradually, the fashion spread throughout the world. Nowadays, electronic cigarettes can be bought at any tobacco store. How does this vape work in general? When a person presses the button, the spirals heat up and heats up the liquid, as a result of this, steam is formed.
Composition of Vaping Liquid
The harm from such a device is determined by the composition of the liquid used for vaping. Different liquids are used for the evaporator, some even mix them on their own according to their preferences. There are four main components:
- Water is responsible for softening the taste while smoking.
- Propylene glycol – responsible for the strength, creates a so-called blow to the throat, which is somewhat similar to a cigarette.
- Glycerin – responsible for the amount of steam and its concentration, the more glycerin content, the more steam will be released.
- Nicotine (not present in all mixtures). Of course, the effect of smoking a vape with nicotine is much higher than without, but in whatever form it is, this toxic substance is harmful to the body.
Damage Caused By Steam
Steam is not as harmless as it might seem at first glance. It can cause serious damage to the oral mucosa. These electronic devices may contain substances that are toxic to humans. And the consequences of such hovering will be unpredictable, it all depends on the degree of dishonesty of the developer and manufacturers.
According to some reports, vaping liquids contain over 30 toxic and hazardous substances which when burned gives off poisonous steam. Manufacturers often do not indicate not only the dosage, but also the composition of the liquid, especially if it is cheap.
Is Smoking E-Cigarettes Safe For Children?
Smoking e-cigarettes for children under 18 is not recommended, even if the liquid is nicotine-free. Some of the ingredients in vaporizers may be harmless, but the nicotine in e-cigarettes is dangerous and is no different from the usual nicotine found in cigarettes.
Various carcinogens have a negative effect on the body, and so a teenager can psychologically get used to smoking, because outwardly these processes are quite similar: a cigarette, smoke and a specific aroma and he can calmly start smoking regular cigarettes, which is even worse.
Is it Easy to Return to Smoking Regular Tobacco after Switching to Vaping?
Experienced smokers say that after switching to vaping it is very easy to return to smoking regular tobacco.
Conventional cigarettes contain a huge amount of various harmful and dangerous substances. And for one reason only, vaping can be beneficial if the device can become an alternative to tobacco, but only for those who are trying to quit smoking.
Damage Caused By Nicotine in Vaping
Nicotine causes irreparable harm to the lungs, liver, nervous and circulatory system. If the liquid contains Diacetyl, then regular vaping can cause changes in the lungs and contributes to the development of bronchitis – a disease of vipers.
If we consider smoking liquid with nicotine, then vaping will inevitably provoke the development of addiction. After that, a person switches to ordinary tobacco, increasing its strength over time.
Vaping is a relatively recent phenomenon, so many research centers have not yet had time to study in detail, but the few studies that have already been published indicate, of course, not in favor of vaping. There is no doubt about the harmful effects of vaping on human health and nobody can deny that.
Try to stay alert with your health condition and if any unusual symptom appears, go to a doctor and save yourself while you still can.