We don’t know much about e-cigarettes and how they can affect our well-being. However, some evidence suggests they can be extremely harmful to your health.
Regular cigarettes have been studied for decades, and we are already familiar with the risks involved in smoking. E-cigarettes, on the other hand, are relatively new products that no one really discusses.
Recently, researchers decided to learn more about vaping, conducting studies to expand their knowledge and warn the public of their adverse health effects. Based on what we know so far, traditional cigarettes are far more harmful than e-cigarettes, as they contain more toxic chemicals. But that does not mean that vaping is healthy.
First of all, e-cigarettes use another combination of chemicals that can put your health at risk. Similar to traditional cigarettes, they contain nicotine, a substance that makes them both enjoyable and addictive.
Health Risks Involved In Using E-Cigarettes
Nicotine is considered dangerous because it can cause cardiovascular disease, like coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis, and aortic aneurysms. Even more, it can cause cancer. Although nicotine is not a carcinogen, it promotes tumor growth, metastasis, and other processes that favor the development of cancer.
Another con-argument is that, according to a study made in 2018, the metals that e-cigarettes are made of can leach into the liquid solution. The result is e-cigarette users inhale unsafe amounts of metal, leading to lung, liver, heart, and brain damage, while also weakening the immune system.
Besides, the flavors used in vaping liquids can be harmful. For example, cinnamaldehyde is toxic, contributing to cardiopulmonary and neurogenerative diseases. Even more, experiments conducted on cell cultures proved that propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, substances that are both found in all e-liquids, reduce the rate of cell growth.
All in all, vaping could be considered safer than smoking. However, e-cigarettes are not entirely safe, as there are several risks you are exposing yourself to.
Erin VanDyke lives on her family farm and has more than 35 years of hands-on experience with the use of livestock guard dogs for predator control. On their farm, Jan and her family use corgis as herding dogs and have raised Shetland sheep, Fainting goats, Morgan and Trakehner horses, and historic breeds of chickens and turkeys. Erin is also an active beekeeper.