E-Cigarettes have been around since 2003 and we still do not know much about their health effects or safety. But, as we have pulled the flavored smoke from our Juuls and similar vaporizers, we’ve blindly assumed one thing: they have to be a better idea than smoking cigarettes.
No one has follow this blind assumption more than trending teenagers…some who even tell me that it is healthy…..Yah…Good For You!
Cigarettes after a century of research clearly have shown their health risk. They cause cancer, emphysema, heart disease, even impotence. While saturated fat and alcohol still have their supporters, nobody is rushing to cigarettes’ defense.
Enter e-cigarettes, which were new, high-tech, and came with no proven health risks. There were no long-term studies yet, but common sense dictated that if you wanted to quit inhaling tobacco through smoking, the least you could do was switch to e-cigarettes.
The conventional wisdom was if you’re going to smoke it’s clearly better to go with e-cigarettes. In fact, a Greek study had found eighty one percent of people that used e-cigarettes were able to quit smoking.
Over the next few years, the optimism over e-cigarettes waned as their popularity skyrocketed. Juul’s sales increased over six hundred percent each year to become the most successful device on the market
Many continue to believe that they were less harmful than cigarettes …..they are wrong
After all, the average cigarette has some 4,000 chemical compounds, including dozens of confirmed carcinogens, while e-cig cartridges contained just five: distilled water, nicotine, glycerin, propylene glycol, and some flavorings.
Firstly that propylene glycol, largely responsible for making your breath look like a cloud of mist, is also found in fog machines used in concerts and has been linked to chronic lung problems among stagehands.
It’s actually FDA-approved for use in food but when heated to vaping temperature it can produce the carcinogen formaldehyde.
In other words, just because something is safe to eat does not mean it’s safe to be inhaled. Vaping poses potentially harmful immune responses in the lungs.
As time passes, the evidence that these are a lot more dangerous than people thought keeps piling up. In one disease they seem worse than cigarettes: they seem to turn on more inflammatory and depressed immune function in lungs than cigarettes. And evidence the effects on the cardiovascular system approach that of a cigarette is also piling up.
Indeed, the “vapor” may have a lot more than those five ingredients listed above. This vapor smoke has been found it to contain lead, nickel, tin, and silver from the machinery inside the devices along with formaldehyde, manganese, toluene, and other ingredients linked to cancer, central nervous system problems, and other possible health issues. A recent study found that e-cigarettes smokers’ urine found at least five of the same carcinogens found in cigarettes.
Ultimately, the potential health benefit of e-cigarette use for cigarette smokers will depend on the characteristics of the smoker, the product, and how the device is used. Yet isn’t vaping meant to help you quit nicotine?
As encouraging as the data was a few years ago, it’s starting to look like that’s not the case. The FDA is yet to approve them as a smoking cessation aid and a recent study found that most adult e-cigarette users – 58.8 percent of them – don’t stop smoking cigarettes and instead wind up using both products.
E-cigarettes and other forms of vaping have been tested as a way for smoking cessation and they do not do very well, certainly not as well as the standard FDA-approved nicotine replacement products. The fact that you tried to get off of cigarettes by vaping is not surprising ..its seems to be an easy alternative. It just turns out it’s not that effective.”
The most effective methods involve some sort of pharmaceutical, either nicotine replacement patches or pills, combined with a program that helps you deal with the problems of quitting smoking. Even then the average cessation rate is just 25 percent, so even the best methods only have a one in four chance of succeeding.
Although it is true that some people successfully quit smoking with e-cigarettes, for most smokers who use e-cigs it actually makes it harder to quit.
Studies show that smokers who use these e-cigs are about a third less likely to quit smoking than smokers who don’t. That does not mean there are not some individuals who use them successfully to quit but they are a small minority, 10 or 15 percent. For most people they inhibit quitting and they often go back to smoking cigarettes.
As the old adage states so well…. If it appear to be too good to be true…than it isn’t.
As the smoke clears ……Such are the facts with New Century Vaping.