There are many unknown factors associated with vaping. We think that's why some health experts hesitate to recommend e-cigarettes to those who currently smoke. Nicotine replacement therapy, on the other hand, is well studied and known to be essentially safe for those who already use nicotine. The problem, though, is that nicotine replacement doesn't work for the majority of the people who try it. If you can't quit smoking -- or don't want to quit -- we believe that vaping is the next best option. Continue reading to learn why.
When talking about tobacco cigarettes, many people have noted that although the nicotine addicts you, it's actually the tar that kills you. Cigarette smoking is so deadly that more than half of the people who begin smoking -- and never stop -- will eventually die from smoking-related causes. Cigarettes contain thousands of known chemicals. More than 60 are carcinogens. As deadly as cigarettes are, it is actually the smoke -- not the nicotine -- that makes them dangerous. Nicotine is a poison, and a nicotine overdose can potentially be fatal. Nicotine isn't known to cause cancer, though, and moderate nicotine usage isn't known to cause any serious health problems. Nicotine is the only active ingredient in e-cigarettes.
Although many medical professionals have studied e-cigarettes extensively, the fact is that no study could possibly account for all of the different e-liquid and equipment combinations that people use. Since there's still so much that we don't know about e-cigarettes, some health authorities don't recommend them.
If you're a smoker and aren't sure whether making the switch to vaping is the right decision for you, we recommend reading the many e-cigarette studies available and coming to your own conclusion. Although it seems unlikely that inhaling e-cigarette vapor is as safe as inhaling plain air, the available information suggests that e-cigarettes could potentially be far less harmful than tobacco cigarettes. If you do not smoke already, you definitely shouldn't start. If you already smoke and can't quit, though, vaping may be a far better way to consume nicotine. If you smoke, ask your doctor if switching from smoking to vaping is the right choice for you.
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