It?s up to us to start changing the public perceptions of vaping Can we ever debate the science as well as scientists like Michael Siegel or argue harm reduction benefits as well as experienced advocates like Clive Bates? No but we can show people that science is often on our side in arguments about vaping just by keeping some useful studies handy and learning a bit about the science ourselves
Over the past few months research has turned up evidence that vaping can pose many brand new risks The vapors mess with immunity some studies show Smoker?s cough and bloody sores have begun showing up in teen vapers The hotter a vaped liquid gets the harsher its effects on human cells And a relatively new vaping behavior called dripping ups the heat This threatens to intensify a teen?s risks from those vapors
However this is only if you completely stop smoking ? using e-cigarettes or NRT while continuing to smoke won?t help
Some e-cigarette users were dependent on nicotine-containing e-cigarettes but these products were less addictive than tobacco cigarettes Etter and Eissenberg said E-cigarettes may be as or less addictive than nicotine gums which themselves are not very addictive
Smokers who want to stop smoking can get help from NHS stop smoking services which can reduce their risk of smoking-related disease and death
Is vaping dangerous? Every day we see the stories in newspapers and on television about vaping health risks Usually they?re centered on the study du jour Maybe it?s a chemical today Yesterday it was exploding batteries Last week it was the increase in teenage vaping Next month some new vaping danger will grab the headlines But what is the reality? Do the risks of vaping outweigh the rewards?