People have been smoking tobacco cigarettes ever since. We know and understand how these cigarettes are dangerous to our health, but many of us consume them anyway. Today that “Vaping” has been introduced into the world, many people shifted from smoking traditional cigarettes and started using vape instead. But is vaping better than smoking?
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Let's start with the facts first. There are 599 additives put into cigarettes. Once you start burning a cigarette, those additives create 4,000 chemical compounds. Some of which include: carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen cyanide and ammonia. There are also forty-three known carcinogens in mainstream smoking and second-hand smoke. Vape has only four chemicals ingredients: propylene glycol (polyethylene glycol, or vegetable glycerin), nicotine, flavoring, and water.
When using vape, there are no nasty smell on your clothes, hair, and hands. No cigarette burns. No need to clean any ashtrays. No worrying about second hand smoke. But is vaping safe?
According to a recent research led by Jessica Wang-Rodriguez, vaping is not as safe as most users think. As a matter of fact, according to the research, “vaping” damages healthy cells.
“Without the nicotine, the damage is slightly less, but still statistically significant compared with control cells,” says Wang-Rodriguez.
To assess what vaping does to human tissue, the researchers exposed cells to vapour from two brands of e-cigarettes every three days for between one to 8 weeks. However, with cigarette smoke they were only able to expose the cells for 24 hours before all the cells died.
So if you intend to stop smoking slowly, vaping in the meantime would be a good substitute. But always remember that e-cigarettes are known to have some harmful toxins, too—and so it is always better to minimize on anything addicting
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