Did you know electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are 95% less harmful than a regular cigarette? (1) Now, do e-cigs help everyone quit smoking...of course not! Do they help people who, in my opinion, are ready to quit? I have to answer with a resounding YES! [NOTE: WHEN I SAY YES I DO A PAVLOV'S DOG AND AUTOMATICALLY START LOOKING FOR THE NEIGH SAYERS CLAIMING E-CIGS, OR VAPING IS JUST AS UNHEALTHY!]
Although I subscribe to the theory that vaping is a healthier (if not healthy) alternative to smoking and / or means to quit altogether. I cannot be 100% sure. Hence the debate betwixt the pro and anti vapor...NOTHING CAN BE CONFIRMED IN EITHER DIRECTION! This is due to long term effects of vaping, be they good, bad or indifferent, impossible to find. Why you ask? Simple, e-cigs were not introduced until 2003...however, research and medical studies on tobacco - as cigarettes, cigars, dip, chew, snuff...yea, you get the idea, have been ongoing for years! BTW, there is no grey area in that department!
So...we debate and disagree at an uneven podium due to much less data being gathered not as a result of negligence or lack of interest...There simply must be elapsed time and monitoring e-cig users as they age. This is the only way health risks' can be identified by observing reoccurrences' in any health problems which may be a common denominator!
While I still think cigarette health problems and vaping health problems are like apples to oranges (as do many, many people) even the FDA is unclear (or should I say confused, maybe even influenced) as to whether or not the ingredients in e-cig juice vapor is harmful when inhaled.
To clarify what I feel is the most reasonable and opinion shifting evidence to support Vaping as safe is this: No smoke inhaled, only vapor; in cigarettes there are over 7,000 different chemicals and additives; e-cigs use 5 base ingredients.
More on this later, but for now I declare vapors 1 - cigarettes 0! Stay tuned!ò쪅ྀ࡙