Is Vaping Bad For You? Are There Any Benefits of Vaping?

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Vaping refers to the act of inhaling an aerosol created by an electronic, battery-powered device that may or not contain nicotine. The promise of vaping was that it would replace traditional cigarettes as a safer alternative for consuming nicotine. In addition, Vaping does not produce any of the cancer-causing chemicals released by burning tobacco. So it came to be seen as a way for smokers to transition away from cigarettes. But, in recent years, many people have been raising questions about how safe vaping is and what dangers it poses, especially to young people.

Table of contents

  1. Vaping vs. Smoking
  2. Possible Benefits
  3. Potential Dangers
  4. How Vaping Affects the Body
  5. Things You Need to Know
  6. Nicotine and Vaping
  7. Vaping and Covid-19
  8. Questions Answered
  9. Closing Thoughts

Table of contents

  1. Vaping vs. Smoking
  2. Possible Benefits
  3. Potential Dangers
  4. How Vaping Affects the Body
  5. Things You Need to Know
  6. Nicotine and Vaping
  7. Vaping and Covid-19
  8. Questions Answered
  9. Closing Thoughts

How Is Vaping Different from Smoking?

Vaping is different from smoking in many ways. E-cigarettes, the devices that are used in vaping, contain no tobacco products. Even though they are typically classified as tobacco products by the FDA and other regulatory agencies. Instead, E-cigarettes heat up a flavored liquid that may or may not contain nicotine. It produces an aerosol that users inhale.

There is no combustion of processed tobacco material like with traditional cigarettes. Inhaling tobacco smoke is the central danger posed by cigarettes. The burning of tobacco releases thousands of harmful and toxic chemicals into the body. It leads to smoking-related diseases like heart disease, respiratory conditions, and cancer.

Vaping bypasses those dangerous chemicals by delivering only nic to the user. However, there have been many conflicting studies about whether any of the chemicals in vaping “e-juice” contain harmful chemicals. In addition, many e-juices are flavored. So people have become concerned about what effects these flavorings and other additives may have on the body over the long-term.

Vaping is different from smoking in many ways. E-cigarettes, the devices that are used in vaping, contain no tobacco products. Even though they are typically classified as tobacco products by the FDA and other regulatory agencies. Instead, E-cigarettes heat up a flavored liquid that may or may not contain nicotine. It produces an aerosol that users inhale.

There is no combustion of processed tobacco material like with traditional cigarettes. Inhaling tobacco smoke is the central danger posed by cigarettes. The burning of tobacco releases thousands of harmful and toxic chemicals into the body. It leads to smoking-related diseases like heart disease, respiratory conditions, and cancer.

Vaping bypasses those dangerous chemicals by delivering only nic to the user. However, there have been many conflicting studies about whether any of the chemicals in vaping “e-juice” contain harmful chemicals. In addition, many e-juices are flavored. So people have become concerned about what effects these flavorings and other additives may have on the body over the long-term.

Are There Any Benefits to Vaping?

The question of whether or not vaping has any beneficial effects has been a controversial one. Only recently has the FDA admitted that e-cigarettes “could benefit addicted adult smokers who switch to these products.” This admission comes after years of denying e-cigarettes could have any benefits for the general public.

The agency has also been tamping down on e-cigarette makers and retailers with stringent regulations that have threatened to drive them out of business. But other countries have adopted a different approach. In the UK, e-cigarettes have been embraced as a way for smokers to transition to safer products rather than continue to smoke traditional cigarettes.

The rationale behind the UK having a more positive view of e-cigarettes comes down to two words: harm reduction. The benefits of vaping, according to public health officials in the UK, include:

  • Vaping is safer than smoking (even though it is not risk-free)
  • Vaping can be used as a harm reduction tool
  • Vaping can be used with other smoking cessation therapies like NRT (nicotine replacement)
  • Vaping does not produce carbon monoxide and tar
  • Nicotine is relatively harmless when vaped

The question of whether or not vaping has any beneficial effects has been a controversial one. Only recently has the FDA admitted that e-cigarettes “could benefit addicted adult smokers who switch to these products.” This admission comes after years of denying e-cigarettes could have any benefits for the general public.

The agency has also been tamping down on e-cigarette makers and retailers with stringent regulations that have threatened to drive them out of business. But other countries have adopted a different approach. In the UK, e-cigarettes have been embraced as a way for smokers to transition to safer products rather than continue to smoke traditional cigarettes.

The rationale behind the UK having a more positive view of e-cigarettes comes down to two words: harm reduction. The benefits of vaping, according to public health officials in the UK, include:

  • Vaping is safer than smoking (even though it is not risk-free)
  • Vaping can be used as a harm reduction tool
  • Vaping can be used with other smoking cessation therapies like NRT (nicotine replacement)
  • Vaping does not produce carbon monoxide and tar
  • Nicotine is relatively harmless when vaped

Is Vaping Dangerous?

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Vaping is not 100% safe, much like any consumer product. However, the argument has always been that vaping is less harmful than cigarettes. Although vaping does carry risks. There have been many studies that suggest vaping is harmful. But the same amount of studies suggests that it is as harmful as cigarettes.

The outbreak of vaping-related lung illnesses in the US in the fall/winter of 2019 led to thousands of hospitalizations and dozens of deaths. It was a catalyzing event that forever painted vaping as dangerous in the public’s minds. At the same time, the outbreak was blamed on a dangerous additive mixed into THC and CBD vape cartridges. Many of those who fell ill vaped only nic e-juice.

Only, the outbreak was limited to the US. No other countries reported vapers falling ill with the same symptoms. So it suggests that the unregulated vaping market in the US was more to blame than vaping and e-cigarettes on their own. Regardless, even in the UK, where vaping has become acceptable, authorities always remind people that e-cigarettes can be harmful if:

  • People become dual-users of cigarettes and e-cigarettes
  • They continue vaping after a year of switching from cigarettes
  • They continue vaping with nic e-juice
  • They are unable to discontinue vaping nicotine

vape pen and cigarette
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Vaping is not 100% safe, much like any consumer product. However, the argument has always been that vaping is less harmful than cigarettes. Although vaping does carry risks. There have been many studies that suggest vaping is harmful. But the same amount of studies suggests that it is as harmful as cigarettes.

The outbreak of vaping-related lung illnesses in the US in the fall/winter of 2019 led to thousands of hospitalizations and dozens of deaths. It was a catalyzing event that forever painted vaping as dangerous in the public’s minds. At the same time, the outbreak was blamed on a dangerous additive mixed into THC and CBD vape cartridges. Many of those who fell ill vaped only nic e-juice.

Only, the outbreak was limited to the US. No other countries reported vapers falling ill with the same symptoms. So it suggests that the unregulated vaping market in the US was more to blame than vaping and e-cigarettes on their own. Regardless, even in the UK, where vaping has become acceptable, authorities always remind people that e-cigarettes can be harmful if:

  • People become dual-users of cigarettes and e-cigarettes
  • They continue vaping after a year of switching from cigarettes
  • They continue vaping with nic e-juice
  • They are unable to discontinue vaping nicotine

The Risks to the Lungs

While smoking causes a high level of damage to the lungs, vaping causes much less damage. Although it also poses risks. But there is too much that is not known about what exactly vaping (and what kind of vaping, e-liquid, nicotine, marijuana) does to the lungs, if at all. E-juice is primarily made of vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG). They are common additives to many consumer products, from toothpaste to creams and even foods.

But there is not much known about what happens to these chemicals when they are heated and inhaled. There are also other ingredients in e-juices that vary among manufacturers. After diacetyl (the chemical responsible for causing “popcorn lung”) was found in many e-juices, several e-juice manufacturers stopped adding it to their products.

The problem with e-juices is that many of them are unregulated or tested to see what chemicals they contain. But there is also the problem of whether safe substances, when consumed in other ways (like eating or topically), become harmful when heated and inhaled.

The Risks to the Lungs

While smoking causes a high level of damage to the lungs, vaping causes much less damage. Although it also poses risks. But there is too much that is not known about what exactly vaping (and what kind of vaping, e-liquid, nicotine, marijuana) does to the lungs, if at all. E-juice is primarily made of vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG). They are common additives to many consumer products, from toothpaste to creams and even foods.

But there is not much known about what happens to these chemicals when they are heated and inhaled. There are also other ingredients in e-juices that vary among manufacturers. After diacetyl (the chemical responsible for causing “popcorn lung”) was found in many e-juices, several e-juice manufacturers stopped adding it to their products.

The problem with e-juices is that many of them are unregulated or tested to see what chemicals they contain. But there is also the problem of whether safe substances, when consumed in other ways (like eating or topically), become harmful when heated and inhaled.

The Risks to the Heart

Vaping could pose a risk to the heart because of its nicotine content and the other chemicals found in e-juices. In addition, it raises a person’s blood pressure when ingested. Whether it is from a cigarette or e-cigarette. In addition, the aerosol from an e-cigarette can also cause blood vessels to constrict. As a result, it puts further pressure on the heart.

The Risks to the Brain

Nicotine has been blamed for damaging the brain’s of young people who vape. However, the effects on the brain of adult smokers have been overlooked. While it may be true that it can adversely affect the brain development of young people – who should not be vaping in the first place – the effects of nicotine on the brain of an adult smoker is negligible.

It is an addictive substance. But adult smokers who are already addicted to nicotine are better off getting nic from relatively safer e-cigarettes than smoking. They could also try NRT alongside e-cigarettes to better manage nicotine withdrawal and tamp down their urges.

The Risks to the Heart

Vaping could pose a risk to the heart because of its nicotine content and the other chemicals found in e-juices. In addition, it raises a person’s blood pressure when ingested. Whether it is from a cigarette or e-cigarette. In addition, the aerosol from an e-cigarette can also cause blood vessels to constrict. As a result, it puts further pressure on the heart.

The Risks to the Brain

Nicotine has been blamed for damaging the brain’s of young people who vape. However, the effects on the brain of adult smokers have been overlooked. While it may be true that it can adversely affect the brain development of young people – who should not be vaping in the first place – the effects of nicotine on the brain of an adult smoker is negligible.

It is an addictive substance. But adult smokers who are already addicted to nicotine are better off getting nic from relatively safer e-cigarettes than smoking. They could also try NRT alongside e-cigarettes to better manage nicotine withdrawal and tamp down their urges.

Explosive Risks

There have been many high-profile incidents of vaping devices catching fire and exploding, leading to serious injuries, even deaths. But any battery-powered device carries a risk of malfunction if not used properly. There is a specific class of e-cigarettes that use powerful, unregulated batteries. They do not have any chips or other protective measures.

These devices should only be used by experts or those with the knowledge and experience on how to handle them properly. Batteries and vaping devices should always be stored correctly and handled with care. They should not be immersed in water and should not come in contact with any other metallic devices like keys, coins, which can set off an explosion.

Addiction

Nicotine is an addictive chemical in both conventional cigarettes and e-cigarettes. The main difference between them is that users of e-cigarettes can regulate their nicotine consumption. Then they go down to vaping no-nicotine. Users who transition to e-cigarettes from cigarettes are supposed to wean themselves off of nicotine entirely. However, that does not always happen.

Even though vaping does not present the same health risks as cigarettes, people can still find themselves struggling with nicotine addiction. When this is the case, they need to try another treatment method to finally break the addiction. For example, they should use NRT or go cold turkey.

Explosive Risks

There have been many high-profile incidents of vaping devices catching fire and exploding, leading to serious injuries, even deaths. But any battery-powered device carries a risk of malfunction if not used properly. There is a specific class of e-cigarettes that use powerful, unregulated batteries. They do not have any chips or other protective measures.

These devices should only be used by experts or those with the knowledge and experience on how to handle them properly. Batteries and vaping devices should always be stored correctly and handled with care. They should not be immersed in water and should not come in contact with any other metallic devices like keys, coins, which can set off an explosion.

Addiction

Nicotine is an addictive chemical in both conventional cigarettes and e-cigarettes. The main difference between them is that users of e-cigarettes can regulate their nicotine consumption. Then they go down to vaping no-nicotine. Users who transition to e-cigarettes from cigarettes are supposed to wean themselves off of nicotine entirely. However, that does not always happen.

Even though vaping does not present the same health risks as cigarettes, people can still find themselves struggling with nicotine addiction. When this is the case, they need to try another treatment method to finally break the addiction. For example, they should use NRT or go cold turkey.

Why is Vaping Bad For You?

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Apart from the body and major organs, vaping can impact other parts of the body and impact a person’s overall well-being. People tend to focus on things like the heart and lungs while overlooking other ways that vaping can be bad for you.

Oral Health

The negative effects caused by cigarette smoking on a person’s teeth, gums, and mouth are well-known. But vaping can also cause adverse reactions. Over time, the nicotine in e-cigarettes can restrict the blood flow in the mouth, causing damage to the gums, leading to bloody gums and bad breath. Excessive vaping can also cause dry mouth, which is not an uncommon side effect of most smoking or vaping. Still, it can cause more serious problems if it persists, problems as bacterial and other types of infections.

Skin Problems

Using an e-cigarette regularly can also cause problems for the skin. It has such problems as premature aging, acne, and dryness. The problems from vaping on the face and skin are often caused by aerosol and nicotine. They deprive the skin of oxygen. This oxygen deprivation can lead to things like skin discoloration, loss of skin elasticity, and darkness under the eyes.

chest pain from vaping
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Apart from the body and major organs, vaping can impact other parts of the body and impact a person’s overall well-being. People tend to focus on things like the heart and lungs while overlooking other ways that vaping can be bad for you.

Oral Health

The negative effects caused by cigarette smoking on a person’s teeth, gums, and mouth are well-known. But vaping can also cause adverse reactions. Over time, the nicotine in e-cigarettes can restrict the blood flow in the mouth, causing damage to the gums, leading to bloody gums and bad breath. Excessive vaping can also cause dry mouth, which is not an uncommon side effect of most smoking or vaping. Still, it can cause more serious problems if it persists, problems as bacterial and other types of infections.

Skin Problems

Using an e-cigarette regularly can also cause problems for the skin. It has such problems as premature aging, acne, and dryness. The problems from vaping on the face and skin are often caused by aerosol and nicotine. They deprive the skin of oxygen. This oxygen deprivation can lead to things like skin discoloration, loss of skin elasticity, and darkness under the eyes.

Throat

It is no mystery that inhaling any type of aerosol into your throat and lungs can lead to problems. A sore throat is a common side effect that many smokers experience, and it is a persistent one. The same goes for vapers. The chemicals in e-juice can irritate a person’s throat, not to mention the “dry hits” that some vapers often experience where they inhale the smoke of a burnt, unsaturated heating element.

Liver and Kidneys

Several studies show a decrease in the functioning of the liver and kidneys after consistent e-cigarette use. The studies were performed in mice. They showed that many of the test subjects experience renal problems after only 3-weeks of exposure to e-cigarette vapor. In addition, several of the chemicals used in e-juice can also lead to liver damage. Especially when they are heated and inhaled.

Stomach

Many people again focus their attention on the damage e-cigarette vapor does to the heart and respiratory system. But the damage caused by the vapor is more profound. One recent study found that the main components of e-juice – propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin – can cause tearing in the abdominal wall and inflammation. It can lead to more serious conditions like cancer, diabetes, and digestive tract diseases.

Throat

It is no mystery that inhaling any type of aerosol into your throat and lungs can lead to problems. A sore throat is a common side effect that many smokers experience, and it is a persistent one. The same goes for vapers. The chemicals in e-juice can irritate a person’s throat, not to mention the “dry hits” that some vapers often experience where they inhale the smoke of a burnt, unsaturated heating element.

Liver and Kidneys

Several studies show a decrease in the functioning of the liver and kidneys after consistent e-cigarette use. The studies were performed in mice. They showed that many of the test subjects experience renal problems after only 3-weeks of exposure to e-cigarette vapor. In addition, several of the chemicals used in e-juice can also lead to liver damage. Especially when they are heated and inhaled.

Stomach

Many people again focus their attention on the damage e-cigarette vapor does to the heart and respiratory system. But the damage caused by the vapor is more profound. One recent study found that the main components of e-juice – propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin – can cause tearing in the abdominal wall and inflammation. It can lead to more serious conditions like cancer, diabetes, and digestive tract diseases.

Ingredients in E-Juice

One of the main arguments anti-vaping advocates make about the dangers of vaping is the presence of harmful chemicals in e-juice, formaldehyde, and diacetyl. The presence of formaldehyde in e-juice is not due to the chemical itself being present in the liquid. It forms as a result of the heating of both propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, which the user then inhales.

Formaldehyde is, of course, another dangerous by-product of cigarette smoking. This is why anti-vaping activists quickly draw the comparison between cigarettes and e-cigarettes. But, other studies have shown that inhaling PG and VG lead to only minor irritation of the mouth and throat. So it does not lead to such severe health outcomes.

Diacetyl is another area of concern. The substance is found in many common food products, from microwave popcorn, potato chips, and more. While it is safe to ingest, inhaling diacetyl vapor can lead to a serious and incurable lung condition. It is called bronchiolitis obliterans, also known as “popcorn lung.”

While early makers of e-juice may have introduced diacetyl into their products, the industry has since course-corrected. They removed diacetyl as a major ingredient in all e-juice products. As the chemical is commonly-found in safe-to-ingest foods, the assumption was made that it was safe to inhale as well, which, it turns out, has not been the case.

One of the main arguments anti-vaping advocates make about the dangers of vaping is the presence of harmful chemicals in e-juice, formaldehyde, and diacetyl. The presence of formaldehyde in e-juice is not due to the chemical itself being present in the liquid. It forms as a result of the heating of both propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, which the user then inhales.

Formaldehyde is, of course, another dangerous by-product of cigarette smoking. This is why anti-vaping activists quickly draw the comparison between cigarettes and e-cigarettes. But, other studies have shown that inhaling PG and VG lead to only minor irritation of the mouth and throat. So it does not lead to such severe health outcomes.

Diacetyl is another area of concern. The substance is found in many common food products, from microwave popcorn, potato chips, and more. While it is safe to ingest, inhaling diacetyl vapor can lead to a serious and incurable lung condition. It is called bronchiolitis obliterans, also known as “popcorn lung.”

While early makers of e-juice may have introduced diacetyl into their products, the industry has since course-corrected. They removed diacetyl as a major ingredient in all e-juice products. As the chemical is commonly-found in safe-to-ingest foods, the assumption was made that it was safe to inhale as well, which, it turns out, has not been the case.

Is Nicotine-Free E-Juice Safe?

Nicotine-free e-juice is an option many vapers choose to break their addiction to nicotine while still enjoying vaping. It also helps users move away from vaping altogether as they do not get the same enjoyment from it as they would with nic e-juice. Using nicotine-free e-juice is safe but also not without risks.

Vapers will still inhale the vapor created by PG and VG and the many different flavors found in e-juice. In addition, users should be aware that removing the nicotine from an e-juice is not the same as not vaping at all.

Nicotine-free e-juice is an option many vapers choose to break their addiction to nicotine while still enjoying vaping. It also helps users move away from vaping altogether as they do not get the same enjoyment from it as they would with nic e-juice. Using nicotine-free e-juice is safe but also not without risks.

Vapers will still inhale the vapor created by PG and VG and the many different flavors found in e-juice. In addition, users should be aware that removing the nicotine from an e-juice is not the same as not vaping at all.

Covid-19 and Vaping

There has been much speculation on whether people who vape or smoke are more likely to catch the coronavirus and develop serious health problems. There has been much study devoted to the subject, but it still remains unproven on whether vaping or smoking can increase the risk of becoming infected and having more severe outcomes.

Some studies suggest that a large amount of vapor and aerosol produced by vapers (SARS-CoV-2 is an airborne illness, after all) can lead to higher transmission rates among people who vape. Other studies suggest that young people who vape are at a higher risk of becoming infected because of their weakened lungs and immune system.

But, yet another study found that there was no direct link between people who either smoked or vaped and their susceptibility to contracting coronavirus. While it is easy to assume that vaping and smoking will lead to greater chances of being infected by a respiratory illness, numerous studies have shown the opposite. However, more studies need to be done to prove otherwise.

There has been much speculation on whether people who vape or smoke are more likely to catch the coronavirus and develop serious health problems. There has been much study devoted to the subject, but it still remains unproven on whether vaping or smoking can increase the risk of becoming infected and having more severe outcomes.

Some studies suggest that a large amount of vapor and aerosol produced by vapers (SARS-CoV-2 is an airborne illness, after all) can lead to higher transmission rates among people who vape. Other studies suggest that young people who vape are at a higher risk of becoming infected because of their weakened lungs and immune system.

But, yet another study found that there was no direct link between people who either smoked or vaped and their susceptibility to contracting coronavirus. While it is easy to assume that vaping and smoking will lead to greater chances of being infected by a respiratory illness, numerous studies have shown the opposite. However, more studies need to be done to prove otherwise.

FAQ

Is inhaling nicotine bad for pregnancy?

Yes, inhaling any aerosol containing nicotine or other substances like CBD or THC is harmful to pregnant women and fetuses. Even using nicotine-free e-juice could potentially harm any developing baby. In addition, these chemicals are harmful even to fully-grown adults. Pregnant women who are smokers who want to quit should consult their doctor on using other types of smoking cessation tools and whether they are safe to use during their pregnancy.

Is using an e-cigarette bad for asthma?

Using an e-cigarette can create further problems for people who already have asthma. Just as smoking can irritate and inflame the airways, so too can the vapor from an e-cigarette. This irritation and inflammation of the airways may be manageable for a person without asthma. But they can cause a severe asthma attack with those who have it. People with asthma should avoid smoking or using an e-cigarette altogether and pursue other ways to quit either if they are regular users.

Can your lungs heal from injuries from e-cigarettes?

The lungs can heal from exposure to e-cigarette vapor, although the type of affliction caused by vaping can affect outcomes. As was seen from the EVALI outbreak of 2019, some people did not, unfortunately, survive, while many more were stricken with permanent lung damage. Some have made full recoveries, but lung damage depends on many other factors like immunity, previous lung disorders, family and genetic history. It is also difficult to say how long it takes to recover from a lung injury, as it, again, depends on things like the type of injury and its severity.

Is Nicotine Salt Bad for You?

Nic salt combines the acidic base of nicotine with salt to make the nicotine more potent. This type of nicotine has become more popular after it was introduced by the Juul device, which uses a proprietary blend to give users a stronger effect than regular, free-base nicotine. While it is safe to consume, the higher concentrations of the substance can lead users to vape too much or not use it with the proper device. These types of e-juices should not be used with high-wattage devices. And it can cause headaches, nausea, and other digestive problems if used with the wrong type of device.

Is using a high-wattage device bad for you?

A high-wattage device is not bad for you, but only if used properly. A high-wattage device refers to a vaping device, or mod, with high power output, typically above 100W. These types of mods use one or two high-voltage batteries that are a safety risk in themselves if not handled and stored properly. But a high-wattage device can also be dangerous if not used with the appropriate coil or heating element or used with a nic salt e-juice that can deliver a high dose of nicotine to the user.

Can nicotine lead to diabetes?

Smoking can aggravate or even cause people to develop Type 2 diabetes. It is because of nicotine’s effect on a person’s blood sugar levels. Nicotine can either push glucose levels up or down. They are the hallmarks of a diabetic condition. In addition, as nicotine is also found in e-cigarettes, a person using it can possibly develop diabetes if consumed too frequently and too often.

Is inhaling nicotine bad for pregnancy?

Yes, inhaling any aerosol containing nicotine or other substances like CBD or THC is harmful to pregnant women and fetuses. Even using nicotine-free e-juice could potentially harm any developing baby. In addition, these chemicals are harmful even to fully-grown adults. Pregnant women who are smokers who want to quit should consult their doctor on using other types of smoking cessation tools and whether they are safe to use during their pregnancy.

Is using an e-cigarette bad for asthma?

Using an e-cigarette can create further problems for people who already have asthma. Just as smoking can irritate and inflame the airways, so too can the vapor from an e-cigarette. This irritation and inflammation of the airways may be manageable for a person without asthma. But they can cause a severe asthma attack with those who have it. People with asthma should avoid smoking or using an e-cigarette altogether and pursue other ways to quit either if they are regular users.

Can your lungs heal from injuries from e-cigarettes?

The lungs can heal from exposure to e-cigarette vapor, although the type of affliction caused by vaping can affect outcomes. As was seen from the EVALI outbreak of 2019, some people did not, unfortunately, survive, while many more were stricken with permanent lung damage. Some have made full recoveries, but lung damage depends on many other factors like immunity, previous lung disorders, family and genetic history. It is also difficult to say how long it takes to recover from a lung injury, as it, again, depends on things like the type of injury and its severity.

Is Nicotine Salt Bad for You?

Nic salt combines the acidic base of nicotine with salt to make the nicotine more potent. This type of nicotine has become more popular after it was introduced by the Juul device, which uses a proprietary blend to give users a stronger effect than regular, free-base nicotine. While it is safe to consume, the higher concentrations of the substance can lead users to vape too much or not use it with the proper device. These types of e-juices should not be used with high-wattage devices. And it can cause headaches, nausea, and other digestive problems if used with the wrong type of device.

Is using a high-wattage device bad for you?

A high-wattage device is not bad for you, but only if used properly. A high-wattage device refers to a vaping device, or mod, with high power output, typically above 100W. These types of mods use one or two high-voltage batteries that are a safety risk in themselves if not handled and stored properly. But a high-wattage device can also be dangerous if not used with the appropriate coil or heating element or used with a nic salt e-juice that can deliver a high dose of nicotine to the user.

Can nicotine lead to diabetes?

Smoking can aggravate or even cause people to develop Type 2 diabetes. It is because of nicotine’s effect on a person’s blood sugar levels. Nicotine can either push glucose levels up or down. They are the hallmarks of a diabetic condition. In addition, as nicotine is also found in e-cigarettes, a person using it can possibly develop diabetes if consumed too frequently and too often.

Conclusion

Vaping was intended to be a safer alternative to smoking. However, over the years and with many studies, there are still questions to be answered about how safe and effective it is compared to cigarettes. Nevertheless, many find e-cigarettes to be a useful harm reduction tool, even though they are not completely safe or risk-free. But despite the evidence that links harmful effects to the use of e-cigarettes, it is important to remember that they were never touted as being 100% risk-free.

Although there are risks associated with using an electronic vaping device, many more risks are associated with smoking and cigarettes. Responsible adults who have been smokers for a long time and want to quit should be given as many options as possible to help them. However, they should also be aware of the risks of using a vape to quit smoking rather than taking that choice away from them.

Vaping was intended to be a safer alternative to smoking. However, over the years and with many studies, there are still questions to be answered about how safe and effective it is compared to cigarettes. Nevertheless, many find e-cigarettes to be a useful harm reduction tool, even though they are not completely safe or risk-free. But despite the evidence that links harmful effects to the use of e-cigarettes, it is important to remember that they were never touted as being 100% risk-free.

Although there are risks associated with using an electronic vaping device, many more risks are associated with smoking and cigarettes. Responsible adults who have been smokers for a long time and want to quit should be given as many options as possible to help them. However, they should also be aware of the risks of using a vape to quit smoking rather than taking that choice away from them.

Published: November 28, 2017 Updated: January 10, 2022


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71 comments on “Is Vaping Bad For You? Are There Any Benefits of Vaping?

  • Sickofvapors

    November 9, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Dumbass vapors and smokers

  • MeddcoHealthcare

    October 17, 2019 at 12:23 am

    It’s banned in India

  • 6ix9ine

    September 12, 2019 at 10:18 am

    sixty-nine

  • Andrea

    July 11, 2019 at 11:09 am

    I never smoked. I have a problem with craving sweets and that leads to overweight. Vaping helped me so much to control these moments filled with anxiety.

  • Mary

    November 10, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    I was thinking that since most vaper’s are smokers or former smokers, how are we to know what caused illness if they should come down with one?

  • Marc

    October 17, 2018 at 10:19 am

    You all have your own opinions and there will always be pros and cons… after reading all of your opinions I think you should all just do what makes you happy and enjoy your life as we only get one chance. Worry about yourself not what other people are doing if you vape smoke sniff drink just don’t abuse it that’s all I’ll say. All different people out in the world with pasta and bad upbringing so I think you should all mind your own business and let people enjoy whatever they do. Good luck to you all and I wish the best and lots of happiness in your life.

  • Peggy

    September 14, 2018 at 4:55 am

    Vaping has helped me not smoke for about a week now, the longest I’ve gone without a cigarette so far. I had been smoking for almost 30 years and just the thought of quitting made me go crazy! Now I’m vaping with 3mg nicotine and I only vape maybe twice or three times a day since I use it mainly as a cruch to help me through the tough times when my cravings are high.I do feel and smell better. Thank God for vaping, it’s really helping me and I hope I can get down to 0mg soon!

  • Arnim

    September 12, 2018 at 9:48 am

    I started vaping about a month ago, I was smoking 20-30 cigarretes each day for the last 18 years before that, but now I’m down to 3 o 4 cigarretes a day. It still concerns me that there may be side effects to vaping that are still unknown, but so far I feel better, cleaner, with more money in my pocket thanks to vaping. For now, seems to be a wonderful solution. A little advice that worked for me: change flavors regularly, that way you will never get bored and will avoid returning to tobacco.

  • Tammy

    September 11, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    My 14 1/2 yr. old son is talking to both his Dad and I about vapping now. At least one of his high school friends vapes. He says he’s curious about it, and says he’s curious about a lot of different things, not just vaping, not bad things. We say to him “why would you purposely put something in your body that is anything other than clean air?” He again says he’s just curious. Same thing a kid would say about wanting to try cigarettes. One thing no one has brought up, what if a teenager tries vaping, likes it, then decides to smoke cigarettes? No one knows that isn’t happening or wouldn’t happen. We just keep telling our son “why would you purposely put something in your body that isn’t clean air?” It is absolutely positively the best statement to put to a child. Saying anything else, and you would have to be all knowing. In raising another human being you want the best for them, you want to raise them as happy, well-adjusted, and healthy. You should never, ever, encourage a child to try, or do something, that you are not all-knowing about. It took decades before cigarette companies were forced to admit cigarettes were bad. And decades before they were forced to put a warning label on packs of cigarettes stating they were bad. So yes, unfortunately, this generation of vapers are the guinea pigs. And if it’s not pure water- created steam coming out of a vape pen, then it can’t possibly be good for you. So, just like it took decades for cigarettes to be called “bad for you” it will take decades for vaping to be called “bad for you”. I told my son I will ground him from everything known to man if I catch him vaping, he’s around someone vaping, or anything resembling said. That’s what you do when you’re a parent. Keep children away from things that are bad, or have the potential of being bad.

  • Filip

    September 3, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    I’m 16 years old and I started vaping for 3 months ago when I got introduced to it by my friends, and yes, I vape it with nicotine. I have my own vape and my parents doesn’t know I own one or even know that I have vaped. I don’t really care if they find out and if they think it’s dangerous and that I should stop, because it’s a social thing to meet up with some friends, vape, have a chat, and just chill and have a great time.
    It’s also a great hobby to fix and trix with your vape, repair it and those kinda things. So for me vaping is an awesome thing and really, who gives a flying fuck if it is dangerous or not, because it’s just so amazing and chill really. If my parents do find out I vape, I’m just gonna say that atleast it’s better than if I would smoke, snuff, dip, drink alcohol or take drugs. They should be happy about that.

    • Lola

      April 19, 2019 at 3:08 pm

      Your lungs will give a flying fuck when the build-up of scar tissue caused by inhaling diacetyl becomes so grave that you can no longer breathe 🙂

  • Robert

    September 1, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Vaped the whole of last year, haven’t vaped this year, still healthy lungs perfect says my doctor. Vaping is way better then cigarettes.

  • Cara

    August 13, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    So many people are convinced vaping is better because tests so far show it to be less harmful than cigarettes. It’s early days and nobody knows the long-term effects.
    Also, most smokers will tell you they feel fine and have no problems too. It’s typical addict behaviour to deny the ill-effects of their drug taking.
    We will only know the truth when the first generation of guinea pigs has provided the neccesary data.
    The biggest difficulty for me to quit smoking was being around other smokers. If I could not escape coming into contact with smoking all of the time and I had tried and failed to quit, then I would vape. I’m not criticizing people’s choice to vape as they have the right to quit by whatever means they feel best, but let’s not get too confident about the risks of vaping until long-term studies can be performed.

    • Paul

      September 12, 2018 at 7:38 am

      Its not early at all. Its been over a decade since they first appeared on the scene in 2004. You really think they would not have found any serious health issues after all that time?

  • Austin

    July 20, 2018 at 12:07 am

    All the vape juice contains is propylene glycol vegetable glycerin water and nicotine and flavoring nothing harmful. Ive been gaping for over 4 years now and my lungs are fine but not only that it has helped with my asthma.

    • John Doe

      November 11, 2018 at 12:19 pm

      It doesn’t help asthma, you seem to be smoking crack.

  • Angel Sanders

    June 28, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    I am new to vapeing just started last week to stop smoking cigarettes and I have to say it is really helping me. I use to smoke two packs a day now one pack last me three days I have tried everything else to quit smoking and nothing has helped but this is helping I’m hope and can be completely quit smoking in the next few weeks

  • kelvin

    June 27, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    vaping now 3months after smoking for twenty years, certainly feel 10 times better used a get a lot headaches didn’t think thus was to do with cigarettes but since I have stopped not a single headache? I sleep better not so frustrated as I was especially if I had no cigarettes or money to buy them

    its early days of course but if its so bad for you surely you would get some negative effects

  • Joe

    June 20, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    I started smoking cigarettes at 15. I didn’t see any adverse health effects until age 55, 40 years later. I tried smoking cessation classes, tried nicotine gum, tried nicotine patches and none were effective in helping me quit. I tried vaping. Almost immediately I quit coughing and hacking up mucus. I am now 61 and still vape. I haven’t smoked a cigarette since starting vaping. I honestly consider my health to be lots better. I haven’t been diagnosed with a lung disease. My doctor considered vaping lots better than smoking. I save hundreds a month, no more stinking smoke, no more bad breath, no more stains on walls or draperies, I have tried getting all my friends who smoke to try vapeing instead. I still think minors shouldnt ingest nicotine but do say that if they are preassured to smoke that it would be safer alternative. Vapeing satisfied all my urges. Something to hold, something to put in my mouth. Nicotine to satisfy that addiction. Way safer without all the harmful chemicals that come with cigarettes. I wish I would have found vapeing a long time ago.

  • Heather

    June 20, 2018 at 12:18 am

    Vaping is less terrible than smoking Me and one of my friends started when we were 13. If your kids wants to try something let them try just dont let them take it to far and its definitely better than them going behind your back to do it RIGHT

  • Eva

    June 15, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Kids being bullied, pressured, or excluded is the real problem. I’m an older sister to 3 kids each in various school levels, and my sister in ELEMENTARY SCHOOL has been bullied on occasions because she wouldn’t try a vape. You people with the punk @$& kids who get their hands on this stuff and disregard it as merely a trend are as deadly as real cigarettes. KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR BRATS. For ALL of our sake. If you’re going around saying “kids will be kids” about something just because you can’t control it, GET HELP. Talk to school counselors, look up therapy groups, and TALK to YOUR CHILD. Don’t give up us. WE NEED YOU.

  • Liam

    June 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    What about if you vape essential oils? Is this better or worse?

  • FC

    May 7, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    I’ve always found it very funny that after reading through a whole article that actually point out facts and resaerch there are still comments from people with their own assertions and it MUST be tre because they saw it on FB or youtube or “Heard” it somewhere. Like the whole article JUST stipulated several facts and then just gets discarded. People ask for the truth and then ignore it.

    The bottom line is this: Anything other than clean air entering your lungs, is considered bad for you. With that in mind, SMOKING is worse for you than vaping is. It’s also less addctive. Unfortunately for us, most of the Cities nowadays don’t have clean air anyways. I have never smoked a ciggarette my entire life, I starting vaping because I liked the flavours and smells and tried it, and I am able to use it for 2 or 3 weeks until my flavour runs out, then still be perfectly comfortable waiting another 2 or 3 weeks or longer (I once stopped for about 2 months) until I can buy more… No cravings or detox-like effects.

    So with that in mind, I definately agree that vaping is WAAAY safer than vaping. As for kids, they will always experiment, It is up to you how you react/punish them if you should so wish.

  • nameless

    April 24, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Vaping is the best thing to do in the whole fucking world! LOL

  • Mark Bishop

    April 12, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    The question is should vapers be vaping around non smokers. I don’t smoke and I would prefer it that vapers don’t vape around me either. Restrictions on vaping in public should be the same as smoking.

    • Barbara

      September 13, 2018 at 7:47 am

      I agree. I have a teen using vape this upsets me. It is illegal for children under 18. I m at my wit’s end. Have found two and taken away from him. Some has to buy for him same as any other drug. It needs to stop. I don’t smoke and rather no one does around me whether it smoking or vaping. Ugly and unhealthy. Concerned

      • Dave

        September 26, 2018 at 3:58 pm

        oh stfu, lucky he isnt smoking ciggys and cigars, your overe the top badgering is just going to lead him to drugs you muppet grow up

  • Michel pellegrin

    April 7, 2018 at 1:44 am

    I think baking can stop you from smoking cigarettes

    • Go Sheri

      August 25, 2018 at 12:43 am

      Wrong. I tried baking. I just got ashy cupcakes.

      • Calley

        October 4, 2018 at 5:39 am

        Sheri ahahhah

  • Tamara Roberts

    April 5, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Since when are children under 18, are not told they can’t vape until they are 18-21? Why do adults have to return to regular cigarettes that are 98% more dangerous than e-cigs? Why don’t we ban alcohol? Some kids drink. So all adults should stop?

    I personally think it is the Big tobacco companies trying to kill the e-cigs, because they are losing a lot of money.

    Also, I believe a lot of people believe everything they read negative about e-cigs without really doing any research.

    Ive vaped for 3 years now, and lately hardly vape at all, due to I could reduce the nicotine over time.

  • Blaze

    March 28, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Why is vaping treated as smoking in public places ? It’s a different thing that dont involve second hand smoking… it’s not even smoking dammit why legislators choose to be ignorant and just throw both vaping and smoking to one pigeon hole. It just piss me off so bad. I quit smoking thanks to vaping and I feel great. Imagine how many people would give up smoking if the ban for public vaping was lifted.

    • sue

      November 14, 2018 at 12:33 am

      amen to that!

  • David

    March 25, 2018 at 8:09 am

    I have smoked for over 20 years and tried to quit many, many times. I just kept falling back into it after only a day or so. I started vaping about two month ago. I use only made in the U.S.A. liquids and avoid the sweet types. I was smoking a carton every week for longer than I can remember. I am already down to a carton of regular cigarettes every 4 weeks. That is about 600 fewer cigarettes per month. I am now lowering the nicotine in my e-liquids…and it hasn’t been all that difficult. I enjoy smoking and the e-cigs have been a wonderful option. I no longer wake up with a cough and have much more energy.
    I smoked only 3 regular cigarettes today…two months ago would have been around thirty or so.
    I can’t speak for anybody but myself…but it has been a wonderful thing for me.

  • Cindy

    March 25, 2018 at 3:41 am

    I’ve been cigarette free for 1 year thanks to vaping and very proud because it’ such a hard habit to quit.

  • Ben

    March 7, 2018 at 8:55 am

    I do not think vaping is bad for you, actually vaping helped me to quit smoking and must say that my health improved a lot. I know it is not good either but for sure better than smoking normal cigarettes. I used to smoke a lot and honestly i had few attempts to stop but never really worked out. Then i got myself Vapour2 and i started to switch after time until i was smoking free. Now i am vaping the medium intensity and it is not hard at all to lower it. No more stinky breath anymore and lovely flavours. They are even days i do not need to vape so much, so i think one day i will manage to stop also vaping. So i am grateful for vaping for sure.

    • Brendan

      July 16, 2018 at 9:21 am

      That’s great Ben. Well done to you.

  • Girish

    March 5, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Why don, t the WHO think on it and give the final result that vaping is better or not then smoking so people can understand what is better.

  • Helen

    February 27, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Vaping is now really common – I’ve tried it and it’s just like smoking, people from 13-16 are the ones who are addicted the most

    • This

      April 20, 2018 at 12:31 am

      Wrong, it is not just like smoking. Read up on the facts.

    • Gavin

      May 24, 2018 at 6:28 am

      Vaping; not addictive if you use 0mg juice

  • Tanya rena Roberts

    February 26, 2018 at 5:38 am

    My boyfriend gotten me into vaping that I love it

  • Tanya rena Roberts

    February 26, 2018 at 5:38 am

    U

  • Crystal

    February 24, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Our teenagers will get there hands on cigarettes, drugs and alcohol. Regardless.

    • Nims

      May 20, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      I don’t think you realize that younger generations just aren’t interested in smoking cigarettes. With vaping as a healthier, tastier, slicker alternative why would they ever want to light up a nasty, horribly unhealthy, uncanny cigarette?

  • David Lyle Strong

    February 24, 2018 at 7:28 am

    After smoking 800,000 plus cigarettes over the past 50 years, I can tell you that VAPING is way way better for me than cigarette smoke. The benefits of vaping vs. cigarettes 1. less or no mucus 2. no stinking smoke 3. no cigarette burns 4. clean walls and windows in the house and in the car 5. about $ 25/ month (for me and wife) as opposed to $ 500/ month for cigarettes! I would like to add that over the years I tried every known method to quit smoking but nothing worked longer than a couple of weeks: patches, nicotine gum, Chantex, smoking cessation classes.

    • Monika

      July 28, 2018 at 2:04 pm

      You are so right I smoked since I was 12 now I am 53 I had so many problems when I smoked and I feel so good now. I love the vaping it helps me I quite for 3 months now. I try everything it just didn’t work. I will stop vaping as soon as I can but for right now I vape.

    • Michelle

      August 8, 2018 at 12:50 am

      You all just need to get a grip of your life’s stop smoking it bad for you people around you and the environment, be strong not leak , you are going down a slippery slope, if you don’t stop completely

  • Andonia L.

    February 23, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    In 2015 some scientists actually did do some research on the effects of vaping. It was found to be harmful and lead to cancer. It’s common sense anyways that anytime you heat up chemicals and inhale them into your lungs, it’s not good for you. The chemicals that are in vape liquid leave your lungs coated with a slick lining, cause inflammation, and other issues.

    • Nick

      March 20, 2018 at 8:56 pm

      Read the article. It’s clear you didn’t, because the big study of 2015 New England Medical Journal, that damaged the image of e-smoking, was pointed out. Most of what followed we’re big repeat headlines, and more poorly orchestrated studies to drive the same results home; It has since been concluded these studies we’re performed in a way beyond that a normal vaper would use the device.

      Inhaling any aerosol is not good for you, but to date, no study has been performed on a large enough test group, within unbiased bounds, accurately, to that which a vaper would use the device. Short term hazardous effects have been proven to be nil, long term hazardous effects are questionable, and exponentially fewer than combustible cigarettes

    • Blaze

      March 28, 2018 at 9:54 am

      Why are you lying are you another paid cigarette company troll ? Give the link to your bulshit “study” or shut up forever

    • Ed M.

      April 12, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      Uh….. Do you have a link to this “so called” research?

    • Gavin

      May 24, 2018 at 6:33 am

      There had been no cases of cancer from vaping anywhere in the world.

      • jayyyyyyy

        August 24, 2018 at 10:26 am

        its cause vaping hasn’t been around long enough to be researched or start showing signs of cancer. The only way not to get cancer tho is to …. not exist. cancers are you’ll die from cancer or heart disease if you don’t die from anything else. That being said i am a former smoker (12-20) but i’ve been vaping since i was 16 (before fda regs). It has done nothing but help me get of cigs. Now i don’t think vaping is completely safe, simply because anything other then PURE oxygen is not safe to inhale. BUT with all the pollution in the air, diesel and gas fumes from cars and large factories. Chances are vaping isn’t as bad as it seems. I don’t think anyone under 18 should ingest alcohol, cigs, and/or vaping. Because it can affect the development of lungs and brain. Since men dont fully develop brain wise till 25 and woman at 21 (because gotta be intelligent and fully developed to carry children. On that note, I love vaping, but i will stop one day once i invest my time and money into more long term things. So, i wouldn’t say that vaping is PERFECT, but its a better alternative and a stepping stone to a healthier lifestyle.

    • Brendan

      July 16, 2018 at 9:17 am

      Can you back that up with factual evidence?

    • Justin

      August 29, 2018 at 12:12 pm

      It actually does not because ive been vaping since the age of 18 I’m 23 now and I get checked ups all the time I had my lungs checked out and they are healthy. It helped me with my asthma since I started and I dont need a inhaler anymore.

      • negativo

        September 12, 2018 at 6:09 pm

        @Justin, so you just have no idea how cancer works?

      • pete

        September 21, 2018 at 5:14 am

        same here,,same age,,asthma,, started smoking marijuana ,,then no more asthma,,and no more sports that caused asthma,,,,,

  • Gerard Butler

    February 21, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Robyn,
    I’m a 25 year old male pursuing his master’s degree at Stanford University.
    One thing I can tell you about the effects of vaping on teenagers… it is not a fad, but a dependent. If your child is less than 18 years of age, and beginning to vape/smoke, that is a terrible thing.
    Teenagers over the age of 18 should not be affected, as they have their own way of thinking, and are technically an adult.

    Vaping seems “cool” because “smoking” is “cool”, but in reality, your teenagers are only doing this because they are wanting to try new things. Be a hip mom and talk to them about science, or something that they like, a lot. Maybe you can nonchalantly convince them not to vape.

    • Pip Grisley

      May 29, 2018 at 2:15 am

      Hi Gerald , I have a 13 Yr old son who is hassling me to let him vape. He said it’ll stop kids hassling him to smoke cigarettes. He has ASD and has done a fair bit of research. He’s correctly said its better he’s talking to me about it than going behind my back. It’s tricky! I don’t want him to start but am struggling to find facts against. Do you have anything scientific I could get him to read? Many thanks. Pip.

    • Taz

      May 31, 2018 at 11:50 pm

      ” it was found that only 1% of the people that had tried e-cigarettes were never smokers.”

      Can you read?

    • okay

      August 24, 2018 at 4:34 pm

      okay Gerard, first of all, you’re an idiot. You old fart, smoking isn’t “cool” anymore. number 2 smoking weed is, so don’t act like you’re with the fads… cig smokers are f**king disgusting and weak. most people actually look down upon vapers and smokers in school now. If you vape at the school i graduated from than you would be targetted by bullies and laughed at. number 3 I had my own f**king way of thinking before I turned 18. there isn’t a magic f**king switch that gets turned on and poof im independent and can think for myself??? yeah their brains are developing but your brains f**king developing til your 25 god damn years old so quit treating people who are in high school like idiots. and vapor aint gonna f**k with their brain so whats your point? number f**king 4, kids arent doing this because they want to try new things? the f**k does that even mean. it’s called entertainment. any people I know who vaped in highschool or are still in high school and vape do it for fun and don’t share it with there friends online and brag about it. so I have no clue where the f**k you got any of your information but you’re a complete idiot and not educated on the subject one f**king bit. old people will forever look for a way to hate on kids for doing shit adults do without a thought. oh, you don’t want your youth smoking or touching harmless vapors in society? while how about you quit stuffing your f**king mouth with alcohol and cigs and prescriptions and then start shitting on 17 years olds who want to vape for fun. the root of all this hate you old people have on youth is this f**king programmed fear of drugs you all have yet you do intoxifying and addicting drugs practically every night. would you rather them follow your perfect image and start intoxicating their bodies with disgusting substances like the weak f**ks all you old people are? f**king hate people who think just because your at the ‘legal age’ all the sudden your brain changes in an instant and you’re smart and responsible and can think for yourself. well in case you didn’t f**king realize it some people grow up in their 30s and some grow up in their teen years. hop off young peoples d*cks already. its the 21st century, this generation is a bunch of f**king idiots who are getting into the same toxic behaviors you all did in your younger years. there is nothing wrong with vaping. yeah its similar to smoking but f**k at least it isn’t. They aren’t the ones walking away with lung cancer like all you did from highschool because you idiots thought it was “cool” lmao. I don’t even need to vape or have a f**king masters to know all this shit either. wheres your source b*tch? egotistical weirdo, oh hey guys I’m in a good university and I’m a 25 yo male so all the sudden my information about vaping is suddenly validated. you’re a f**king idiot man. bet you were the one kid who told on all the other kids who were doing their little stick vapes back in 2000s lmao. f**king Stanford Uni. woah there real smart lmao. enjoy your 9-5 for nothing the rest of your life. dumbass still living in the 70s here. going to uni is literally so irrelevant here I had to pop off on your dumb egotistical ass. enjoy your boring life.

      • whocares?

        October 18, 2018 at 1:51 pm

        Beautiful.

    • Vaughn

      September 26, 2018 at 9:32 pm

      Let me inform you that a masters at Stanford University isn’t worth shit in the real world. You’ve done nothing but show your ignorance and arrogance by informing us from the gate of your indoctrination level, I mean education level. I’m not even going to comment about the rest of the bullshit you wrote.

  • Robyn Hunkeler

    January 7, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Has anyone researched the effects of vaping on our teenagers? The kids from 14 to 18 are huge consumers. And I assure you they get addicted.

    • Ok

      March 2, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      Wrong

      • J

        April 24, 2018 at 2:08 pm

        Ur weon

      • Leander

        July 4, 2018 at 4:16 am

        Very constructive comment “Ok”, I am enlightened.

        On-topic:
        Well yes obviously it’s addicting as it contains nicotine, but you can also purchase e-liquid without nicotine which would reduce the risk of addiction to a minimal.

    • OG Kush Kid

      October 1, 2018 at 2:44 pm

      not really iv’e used e-cigs for 2 years and i’m 15 got rid of my juul 2 days a go after using at leats a pod a day now i don’t need it it or want it quit just like that.

      • Nick

        October 26, 2018 at 2:39 pm

        so you started vaping when you were 13 ,how the hell did you buy it cause,im 15 and i cant buy it yet til im at least 18

    • Mimi McKnight

      October 13, 2018 at 7:08 am

      There’s a chance they could develop a tolerance and need to increase their dose, or have withdrawal symptoms when giving it up but I imagine it’s potential for addiction is less far less than cigarettes as the level of nicotine is significantly lower.