Is vaping a healthy substitute to smoking tobacco

Is vaping a healthy substitute to smoking tobacco | Healthbiztips


Once you get addicted to smoking tobacco, it is extremely hard to quit. If so, would trading in tobacco smoke to e-cigarette (aka. vaping) be a safer substitute?

Vape contains less amount of carcinogen and chemicals than tobacco. However, vape contains nicotine which is the addictive component of of both e-cigarettes and tobacco smoke.

Is vaping a healthy substitute to smoking tobacco | Healthbiztips
Is vaping a healthy substitute to smoking tobacco | Healthbiztips

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

The American Heart Association says that vaping or juuling is not a healthy substitute to smoking. Instead, AHA recommends a smoker to take steps to quit this dangerous addiction.

According to the American Heart Association "The increase in e-cigarette use, particularly among young people, is a dangerous trend with real health risks. For many reasons, e-cigarettes should not be promoted as a safe alternative to smoking."


What is an e-cigarette?

An e-cigarette is a battery-operated trendy device that's refillable. It has a refillable liquid cartridge that comes in different color and flavor ( like mint, cherry, coffee, and tobacco flavor) which makes it appealing. The vape user inhales vapor from the heated liquid cartridge.

E-cigarette takes several forms such as vape pen, vape mods, and Juuls. Vape mods are larger and gives off more vapor than vape pens. Juuls looks like a USV flash drive that's small enough to fit in a pocket, in which a user inhales vaporized oil from the device itself.

E-cigarette has it's appeal especially to the younger tech-savvy generation which makes it even more dangerous. Some may not even be aware that it contains nicotine which makes it addictive.

Research has shown that teenagers and young adults who engage in vaping are more likely to smoke tobacco later in life.


Should I switch to vaping?

I'm afraid vaping is not a healthy substitute to smoking tobacco. It does have health risk and disadvantages. Even the Americal Heart Association don't recommend that you try it in the first place.


In conclusion, vaping or using e-cigarette does have lower health risk when compared to tobacco smoking, but it in itself is not a healthy habit since it can ultimately lead to addiction. While at a considerably lesser amount, vaping still pumps your body with potential carcinogens.

It is a far more healthier alternative to ultimately quit smoking, which most people may find nearly impossible, so they are looking for a healthy and safe alternative to take it's place.


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