It is true that millions of people across the world have found a path to better health through vaping. But,” is vaping really safe for you”? Or “will it be something like jumping from the frying pan to the fire”? – If these questions are lingering at the back of your mind and delaying you from quitting the unhealthy habit of smoking, then read further to know certain study-based facts on vaping.
If you go by the term, “safe”; then any good English dictionary defines it as “free from risk or harm”. So, just like eating pretzels or French fries vaping is not safe. In fact, the fish you eat, the eggs you give to your kids or even the breakfast cereals do not fall into the “safe” category, if you think in the long run. There are very few products that can guarantee of being “safe”.
“Safety” is a relative term and you are exposed to danger at each moment of your life, while travelling, while doing various activities, while eating, and even while sleeping. But, as a health conscious person or a concerned parent, your inquiry on safety is quite understandable. Psychologists say some things that are familiar to individuals like driving, cliff hanging, bungee jumping are acceptable as individuals are willing to accept some risks for the sake of benefits or joy they deliver. Likewise, your concern for safety related to vaping should come with proper knowledge and not based on some popular beliefs and myths.
Let’s have a sneak peek into some common points that concern vaping, from flavorings to nicotine, to toxins.
How safe is to inhale flavorings from vapor?
By far most of the chemical flavorings that give e-juices their exceptional profiles were never planned to be breathed in. They’re sustenance flavorings, generally utilized by candy makers and bakeries. While they are normally seen by the FDA as GRAS (for the most part perceived as protected), that is an assignment for ingestion. Truly, there isn’t much data on how our lungs handle such flavorings.
A few flavorings are known to be particularly great aggravations. Benzaldehyde (utilized as a part of cherry and almond flavorings) is among the flavors that has been explored and found to cause upper aviation lung passage aggravation.
However, there is no proof that breathing in food flavorings is unsafe either. For all we know, it could be totally protected. Also, there are bunches of vapers who don’t utilize flavorings by any stretch of the imagination. So it’s conceivable to dispense with what little hazard flavorings present, and still continue vaping.
How safe is nicotine?
As a result of its relationship with smoking, nicotine has earned a bad name. However, as a general rule it’s a genuinely amiable and mellow stimulant, comparable basically to caffeine. It doesn’t cause a tumor, and it doesn’t appear to cause various sicknesses either. Nicotine is likely safe for a great many people to utilize.
The nicotine in e-cigarettes is similar to the pharmaceutical nicotine utilized as a part of nicotine inhalers, patches, gum and other nicotine substitution treatment (NRT) items. The only difference is that with vaping you can modify how much nicotine is taken in. This varied nicotine strength actually helps a smoker to quit smoking, starting from a higher percentage of nicotine to slowly reducing the strength, without even feeling any withdrawal symptom.
Like caffeine, nicotine causes an impermanent increment in heart rate and hypertension since it chokes the veins when it’s assimilated. That may settle on vaping nicotine a poor decision for individuals with genuine heart issues — in any case, as usual, a superior decision than smoking.
Is there toxin in vaping?
If you turn up the power on your vape device to a certain level that is quite intolerable to any human being, then a high level of formaldehyde would be produced. Scary, isn’t it? But, get practical – no vape device could attain such high voltage setting, and even if the scientist within you gets success in attaining that voltage level, the product would become completely useless. With such high wattage the coils would get burnt out, creating such a horrible taste, which you would not be able to tolerate, unless you are a cannibal.
We inhale and ingest poisons all the time (of course in negligible quantities) that don’t accumulate and cause medical issues. There is still no confirmation of genuine health hazard being caused by vaping. However, that doesn’t imply that some genuine risk may not sneak, but rather the chances are against it.