Quick Facts About Vaping
Many claim that using e-cigar or vaping is the healthier choice compared to smoking cigars. According to CDC or the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, almost every organ in the body is affected when smoking. The lungs most specially is the one taking the most damage when a smoker is inhaling over 4300 chemicals including 69 carcinogens or cancer causing chemicals from cigars. If you will compare the lungs of a non-smoker to a smoker, they have pink heart and lungs for non smokers while smokers have yellow heart and black lungs.
The truth is, 1 in 5 deaths in the US are related to smoking and about 443000 Americans including babies are born prematurely annually as a result of maternal smoking as well as those inhaling secondhand carcinogens. Over 10x more people prematurely died from smoking cigarettes than those who have died in all wars in American history combined. On estimate, smoking increases coronary disease as well as stroke from 2 to 4x and of developing cancer by 25x.
Definitely, e cigarette is the better alternative. There are 4 main ingredients that are used in e-liquid and these are vegetable glycerin, flavoring, nicotine and propylene glycol. First, let us talk about propylene glycol which is a common food additive while vegetable glycerin is a sweet, thick oil derived from vegetables similar to corn. Pharmaceutical-grade nicotine on the other hand is addictive liquid that's derived from tobacco plant, which is the same liquid that makes one to feel addicted to cigarettes.
E liquid can be bought without nicotine as well as multiple strengths of nicotine so one could ween themselves off onto their addiction without going through withdrawal symptoms. Flavoring for e-liquids is actually the same flavor used in foods you're eating every day.
As a matter of fact, the American Lung Association has stated publicly that nicotine replacement products like eliquids and vaporizers help in alleviating with the withdrawal symptoms from nicotine. Only a year after quitting smoking, the risk for heart attack sharply drops. In just 2 to 5 years, the risks of stroke have dropped to that of non-smokers. Within 5 years, risks for throat, mouth, bladder and esophagus cancer has dropped by half. After 10 years, smoke free, risks of lung cancer drops on the same rate.
Keep in mind, smoking is hard but it's the number 1 action that you can take now in improving your overall health and reduce the risks of inflicting yourself with serious health issues in the future.