Vaping and Second Hand Vapor. What You Need to Know.

March 26, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Health

Ok, before I start, I need to get one thing out: Smoking cigarettes are harmful to your health.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, smoking “is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, accounting for more than 450 thousand deaths, or one out of five deaths, a year.”

So and it’s clear anything that lowers the rate of cigarette smoking is going to improve your overall health. This is where E-cigs come in to play.

Vaping is what it is called now. Way back in 1965 Herbert A Gilbert invented the Smokeless non-tobacco cigarette. It looked similar to what was the e-cig today.  Then in the early 2000’s the e-cig started to gain popularity first in China then Europe then around 2007 it gained notice in the US. Also, did you know the in the late 1970’s Dr. Norman Jacobson coined the term vaping while testing to see what would happen if you inhaled liquid nicotine?

So we all know about first-hand vapor and what it does but what about second-hand vape? What are the risks?

At some point we’ve been here, sitting by someone puffing on cherry or vanilla vapor. Or maybe seeing someone blowing a huge cloud of vape and then walking through it. You might ask, was that harmful to my health?

Let’s take a look at what second-hand vape is. When someone inhales and exhales vapor, this is just what it is, water vapor not smoke. Now with traditional cigarette smoking, you are essentially burning shredded tobacco leaves stuffed into a paper tube. This is actual smoke. But with the e-Cig all you are doing is heating a liquid to reach a liquid-vapor stage. its the same principle for the fog machines you see on Halloween. I would rather walk through that than smoke from burning leaves. According to a study from the journal Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology called “Comparison of select analytes in aerosol from e-cigarettes with smoke from conventional cigarettes and with ambient air“. The study showed that the harmful ingredients found in vape was the same as ambient air but cigarette smoke had 180 to 1500 times the harmful ingredients than the e-cigs tested. Still, people are told that it is just as dangerous as cigarette smoke even though research says otherwise.

How many people die from vaping or Electronic cigarette usage? Well, I haven’t heard of anybody dying from vaping. I’m not including someone who just started vaping after quitting a two to three pack habit or injuries from bad batteries. but actual electronic cigarette vaping. No one has.

But of course, I would exercise caution when vaping around children. or blowing vape in a stranger’s face.

I agree that there needs to be more scientific research done but as it stands today. Electronic cigarettes are way more safe than traditional cigarettes and pose no concern for the general public. Vaping is safer for smokers who are looking for safer products and wanting to quit that cigarette habit, and it’s far safer for those who are next to someone vaping. and well its better for the environment. No small smoke particles adding to bad air.

Some popular E-cig products are from, 21st Century Smoke, and Blu E-cigs.

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