29 C
Lagos
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Advertisements

What Science Tells Us About the Health Effects of Vaping

Featured Posts

Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe During Christmas

The season is here again. The holiday that packs tons of social activities among families and friends. While humans would be busy enjoying the...

*966# Eazybanking: How to Use Zenith Bank USSD Codes?

Mobile code banking AKA USSD banking seems to be the easiest way to make transactions in the country at the moment. What was meant...

It’s Spring Cleaning Time

Winter has finally released it's cold, snowy grip and spring has sprung. The warm weather and smell of the fresh spring breeze makes us...

How to Creating Better Passwords Within a Minute

Almost every day, usernames and password credentials of millions of persons are being breached and sold on the dark web. According to this CNET...

What Entrepreneurs and Big Corporations Stand to Gain From Social Media

Over the years social media has evolved from a place where people spend their time interacting with family and friends in a marketplace. Today,...

Since their introduction nearly a decade ago, e cigarettes have been a highly controversial issue. While e-liquids obviously don’t contain tar, or many of the toxic chemicals found in conventional cigarettes, health professionals and much of the public have remained skeptical of them as a safe alternative to smoking. According to a new congressionally mandated report by the National Academy of Sciences, however, vaping enthusiasts are on to something.

Advertisements

While it’s difficult to categorically declare e-cigs as having no health effects under any circumstances, years of scientific studies are slowly vindicating vapers. In the US alone, traditional smoking is linked to 480,000 deaths every year. Vaping, on the other hand, doesn’t appear to have any clear and conclusive health effects, much less lethal ones.

Respiratory health

The National Academy of Sciences study found no evidence that vaping affects respiratory health adversely and makes no claims on the issue. This comes after other studies have suggested that that people with asthma may experience more episodes as a result of vaping. Considering that vaping naturally involves inhaling particulate matter, this is an issue that merits further study, though it clearly doesn’t affect healthy users.

What this study does show is a distinct lack of any causative relationship with any respiratory diseases. Traditional smoking damages the lungs, reducing lung function and eventually leading to emphysema. Vaping, on the other hand, does not impede normal respiratory functions, or cause damage. As a result, vapers enjoy a much higher quality of life than traditional smokers.

Does vaping cause cancer?

Traditional smoking introduces a wide range of carcinogenic and otherwise destructive substances into the lungs, most notably tar. These causes oral and lung cancer and can increase the risk of other cancers as well.

Vapor does contain a number of chemical as well, though not in the number or quantities found in cigarette smoke. So far, this hasn’t been linked to any cancers. At the least, vapor is demonstrably cleaner than traditional smoke. While alarmists have pointed out that vaping still delivers nicotine to the lungs to be absorbed, it’s relevant to point out that nicotine is, while addictive, not a carcinogen.

What to vapers should watch out for?

Vaping itself has not been shown to cause any illnesses so far. As with anything we put in our bodies, though, vapers should still be mindful of what they vape. With thousands of different flavors available, it’s unlikely that scientific studies will be done any time soon on what effects different flavor chemicals may have when inhaled. Because of this, it’s important to be discerning about what e-juices you vape and choose brands that you trust.

In summary, with every new study released, vaping is increasingly confirmed as a superior alternative to smoking. Vaping provides all the satisfaction that smokers crave without claiming their health as a price. This makes it especially valuable to current smokers who have failed to quit in the past, by giving them an alternative that provides improved health outcomes even if nicotine consumption isn’t halted.

Author Bio:

Ashley Wilson is an avid vaper and writes on the topic extensively. She works with Smoking Things a top of the line online vape shop, to bring safer nicotine consumption to the world.

Advertisements
Advertisements

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Now.

Screen to Body Ratio: 22 Smartphones With the Highest Screen to Body Ratio in 2020

Screen to body ratio on a smartphone screen recently turned into an important thing to consider when comparing smartphones.  It became more important after...

Netflix Download Limit: What Is It and How You Can Get Around It?

Netflix introduced its 'download feature' for offline viewing back in 2016, allowing its users to download content and enjoy it offline while they are...

6 Different Types of Car Engines

An engine is the soul and heart of your car simply because it’s the most important part of a vehicle. It acts as the...

Startimes Subscription Prices, Packages and Channels List in 2020

StarTimes Nigeria is one of the popular cable TV providers in Nigeria. This service is a subsidiary of a Chinese based company called Startimes...

How to Apply For NYSC Revalidation and Remobilization?

Every year thousands of Nigerian graduates register for the National Youth Service Corps program and are sent to different parts of the country to...

Uses and Functions of ROM (Read-only Memory)

A computer is a very important device and besides being the best gadget to play your favorite video games or watching your favorite movies,...

Best Infinix Phones to Buy in 2020

Infinix Mobility is a well-known brand in Nigeria and a household name along with Tecno and Itel mobile are they mainly produce devices targeting...

DStv Channels List, Packages and Prices in 2020

Thousands of people in Nigeria have put their trust in DStv to provide them with the very best of television shows and programs. DStv (Digital...

Sitophilia: Sexual Arousal Through Food

Some people with fetish for food go to the extent of being sexually aroused or satisfied by it, though in the mythical sense proves...

5 Best Blood Pressure Apps for Android

Blood pressure is the pressure the blood applies that on the walls of the vessels they use in travelling. There are two conditions relating...