Smoking vs Vaping – This is How They Impact Your Body
In the vaping vs. smoking standoff, most people believe it’s the case where the lesser of the two evils wins. But is vaping really an evil that falls in the same category as smoking? The answer becomes clear when you take look at how each of them affects human body:
In addition to tar – which is a collective term for various particles that have a wide variety of carcinogens – the smoke of tobacco cigarettes contains thousands of harmful chemicals, at least 70 of which have been proven to be cancer-causing agents. When these chemicals enter your body, they impact every organ they come in contact with, and several organs they don’t even come in direct contact with.
It’s an established fact that smoking can cause all sorts of diseases, from minor health issues like a cough to lethal disorders like lung cancer and heart diseases. In fact, smoking tobacco is the biggest avoidable cause of death around the globe. According to Cancer.org, smoking kills about six million people around the world every single year, with at least 30% of the deaths caused by cancer and other lethal diseases as a result of smoking.
While many people claim there are several potential health risks that vaping can cause, the biggest proven harm e-cigarettes can cause is dependence, as most e-liquids contain nicotine. Can we even compare this with the likes of cancer and heart attack? So far, no scientific study has given any solid proof that vaping can have life-threatening consequences like smoking.
The only notable study that tried to paint a scary picture of vaping was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, back in early 2015. The study showed that when someone vapes at very high temperatures, a chemical called Formaldehyde – a known carcinogen which is actually a degradation product of propylene glycol – can be produced and inhaled. However, the same study also showed that when vaping is done at moderately high temperatures, no traces of Formaldehyde were found. And ironically, nobody wants the bad burnt taste or aftertaste that’s produced when you vape at ridiculously high temperature. In other words, this study, which has been manipulated by many for personal gains, actually removes the stigma attached to vaping. However, since vaping caught the spotlight only in the mid-2000s, there is not enough data on the long-term effects of vaping. Hopefully, more researches and studies will offer better understating of how vaping affects our body.
Is vaping safer than smoking?
There’s an ongoing debate on whether vaping is safe or not, and if it is an effective smoking cessation method or not.
According to a report sponsored by UK’s Department of Health and published by Public Health England – a prestigious group of highly qualified scientists, researchers and public health professionals – electronic cigarettes are at least 95 percent safer than tobacco cigarettes. The report also recognizes their potential as a viable approach to quitting smoking.
In the US, however, electronic cigarettes are looked upon nearly as evil a product as tobacco cigarettes. Quite interestingly, the American Heart Association (AHA) took a rather cautious stance in contrary to the popular belief in the country. In the 20-page statement published in 2014, the AHA suggested that e-cigs are less hazardous than tobacco cigarettes, and vaping can actually help smokers quit. Here’s a small section copied from the report:
“E-cigarettes either do not contain or have lower levels of several tobacco-derived harmful and potentially harmful constituents compared with cigarettes and smokeless tobacco… [e-cigarettes] present an opportunity for harm reduction if smokers use them as substitutes for cigarettes.”
Source: Quit Smoking Community
It is Vape Away’s intent not to promote e-cigarettes as a safe alterative to smoking but as an alterative for you to make a choice from smoking. Come see what vaping is all about. Try our flavors and find your flavor. We have over 150 to choose and we are growing! Our ribbon cutting ceremony is on October 30 at 5:30 pm. Hope to see you there! GRAND OPENING is November 1st from 1pm to 8pm. Going to have Hot dogs and free beer! Come see us! We have some new e-juices we are have brought on board. We now carry Suicide Bunny, Ganja Juice, Baker White, Halo, Mad Mike’s, Innevape, Menace and Cyclops. Coming soon Nirvana ejuice. Some of these brands are local and familiar to the San Antonio area.
We still carry Cuttwood which is only in our shop. Austin, San Antonio and other surrounding cities do not carry Cuttwood. You will love their flavors!! We have over 150 flavors and about 15 different manufactures. If you have a manufacturer you like and flavor you enjoy and we don’t have it, we will try to carry it just for you. It is our aim to please our customers!
Our e-juices come from premium manufacturers and if the FDA decides to enforce FDA regulations, our manufactures are already set up to follow the FDA regulations. Look for our “new sign” in the Berry Oaks Shopping Center next to Berry Oaks Pharmacy or just up from Smokey Mo’s. No one showed for World Vape Day, but that was OK. We had fun blowing monster bubbles using Money Os. We can do about 11 bubbles one after another. Trying to set a record! Come join us blowing vape bubbles . It is really fun!! :} On Saturdays we have popcorn for you to enjoy. Come vape with us and enjoy some popcorn, too!
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