Smoking Vs Vaping: Is Vaping Simply the Lesser of the Two Evils?

January 15, 2017 0 Comments

Smoking Vs Vaping: Is Vaping Simply the Lesser of the Two Evils?

Vaping is only now gaining popularity and going mainstream. It has been only over the last decade or so has the habit become popular and the instruments that you vape from gotten good enough for them to be taken seriously. Also, several celebrity endorsements in the form of them vaping in the open has brought this practice some much-needed press.

The issue with vaping is that there is a lack of knowledge among smokers. Many barely know what it is apart from that battery operated machine DiCaprio keeps smoking out of.

The question though remains. Is vaping as bad for you as smoking and is it nothing more than the lesser of the two evils?

Smoking

When compared to the damage smoking does to a person and humanity as a whole, vaping is child's play. Smoking is responsible for the death of over 6 million people worldwide per year. Also, it is the driving force behind the largest cause of preventable death in the world. Smoking is also behind minor health issues like coughing and goes all the way to heart diseases and various cancers. Smoking is also dangerous to the environment as well as to those who inhale the smoke after it is puffed out.

All things said smoking is a naff, dirty habit that if you partake of, must immediately consider dropping. Smoking cigarettes is also a hard habit to kick. One of the hardest, in fact. It is in this situation that vaping comes in.

Vaping

Vaping is safe. That is the simplest way to put it. While not 100% safe, it most certainly is a lot safer than smoking. There exist no scientifically proven studies or research papers that show or hint at any adverse health effects caused directly or indirectly by vaping.

Vaping is one good way to begin to quit smoking, which is a good thing. Many vaping oils/e-liquids contains small, measured doses of Nicotine, making it a great alternative to cigarettes. There is no tar, no tobacco, and no embers and ash to worry about with vaping.

One of the few studies that people often show to against vaping is the one that proved it may be possible for the Propylene Glycol (PG) (Please take note that The Dragon Liquids Brand Contains no PG) in the wax and oils to degrade into formaldehyde when faced with extreme temperatures. While that claim is true, the point of vaping is to not hold the temperature as high as possible as it turns the nice tasting oil into a burnt mess. Also, most vape pens do not operate at those temperatures. The best effect comes from using them at a medium to mildly high temperatures. At these levels, formaldehyde will not form.

Since the habit by itself has only now caught mainstream attention, long-term effects of vaping are yet to be studied. Nicotine dependence is the only noticeable side effect as of now. The trick here, as is with most things in life, is moderation.



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