Vaping: What is it?When you vape, you are inhaling a vaporized substance without causing it to burn. This term is often associated with e-cigarettes that vapourize e-liquids (with or without nicotine), but there are also devices that vaporize other substances, such as cannabis.
Among the different types of e-cigarettes and vaporizers are small pod systems, vaporizers in the form of pens, and box-type devices.
What is the health risk of vaping compared to smoking?The issue of whether vaping is harmful has been a topic of much medical, political, and public debate. It has been known for decades that smoking has many negative health effects, and that when inhaled, it contains thousands of harmful chemicals that contribute to cancers and other diseases. The US Surgeon General's 1964 report described these effects. Vaping technology, which dates back to the mid-2000s and has had a lot of innovation, has not been thoroughly studied to determine whether modern vaping has negative health effects. According to a Review of Experts in August 2015 published by Public Health England, e-cigarettes were "around 95% safer than smoked tobacco". According to the Canadian government, vaping does carry some risks, especially for those who have never smoked, but research supports the concept of vaping is less harmful than smoking.
E-cigarettes: Their side effectsThe first time you switch from smoking to vaping, you might experience positive and negative reactions (but only temporary). Many of the negative symptoms you experience when making the switch from tobacco can be attributed to withdrawal and not the e-cigarettes themselves. You can expect the following common side effects when you transition from smoking to vaping aside from your body's withdrawal from smoke.
Sensitivity to Propylene Glycol (PG)
The so-called "Vape Flu" is a general malaise or illness
*The information in this article is not sourced from medical research, but instead from anecdotal evidence.