There’s a common misconception that vaping is “healthier” or “better” than smoking cigarettes. In fact, the industry thrives on this misconception, though they can’t advertise their products as being safer or healthier.
The bottom line? Vaping and e-cigs are just as addictive, still cause health problems, and are in no way healthier or safer than cigarettes.
Since the beginning of e-cigarettes and vaping, both alternatives have been marketed as cessation aids for leaving cigarettes behind for good. While neither contains any tobacco, they do still contain nicotine, which is the addictive chemical found in cigarettes that keeps smokers hooked. After years of vaping and using e-cigarettes, smokers began to run into some issues; mainly that vaping and e-cigs really weren’t that far off from smoking cigarettes, and even had some detrimental effects on health.
Recent studies have shown that vape juices can contain harmful chemicals, including one chemical called diethylene glycol, which is found in antifreeze. While vape juices may not contain over 7,000 chemicals as cigarettes do, that doesn’t mean there are no harmful chemicals present that could present medical risks. Additionally, it’s been found that smokers who use these products to quit actually weren’t more successful in their efforts, and some even developed a new addiction to their vape juice.
Options for smokers are becoming slim as more information comes about regarding these “alternatives”. Tobacco-free dip is a newer alternative to cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and vaping/e-cigs that may offer a viable solution. With no tobacco, users aren’t exposed to the harmful pesticides and fertilizers sprayed on tobacco plants, and the look, feel, and taste is so close to the original that it perfectly mimics the dipping habit.
Vaping and E-Cigs: A Fraud?
Keith Asante – Discussion – October 9, 2020.