Many smokers have ditched the cigarette for the vape. You may think vaping is better for you, but read more and you will be surprised. The vape, it seems innocent enough, right? Well, you're wrong some say that vaping is just as bad as cigarettes if not worse.
MD Anderson cancer research center states that some celebrate these smokeless nicotine tools as safe alternatives to cigarettes and tobacco. E-cigarettes may not cause the same cancer-causing effects as smoking but they bring with them other fatal toxins.
While vaping is better for your health it can still be bad for it says, Michael Joseph Blaha from Johns Hopkins Cicerone Center for the prevention of Heart disease. Even though they are better for you they are just as addictive as traditional cigarettes. Effects can include Mouth and throat irritation, coughing and wheezing, worsening asthma, chest pain, upset stomach, nausea or if used for a long time - death.
But the pros of vaping against smoking may surprise you. Firstly they do not contain tobacco or as many as the other toxins that are the leading cause of cancer and lung disease. Secondly, they appear to be less risky for smokers who have mild to moderate asthma. And last but not least they may emit less toxic material in their aerosol.
However, information is still coming out on the risks of vaping, with findings being quite scary, so it might be best to just avoid vapes.
Written by Beck Henderson