Vaping vs. smoking: which is worse for your health?

Smoking and vaping are both linked to a slew of health risks and drawbacks. E-cigarettes aren’t safe alternatives to smoking, according to the evidence, but experts don’t yet know the full extent of the long-term health effects of using electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).Products without Tobacco | PMI - Philip Morris International

Using an electronic cigarette or similar heets device to inhale an aerosol containing a variety of compounds, including nicotine and flavourings, is known as vaping. Vaping is becoming more and more popular among teenagers.

Is it better to go with the one that is less risky?

Tobacco usage, in any form, is dangerous to one’s health, and this includes vaping. According to the evidence that is presently available, smoking seems to be more harmful than vaping. In no way can this be taken to indicate that vaping is without danger.

Vaping

For the following reasons, those who vape are putting themselves at risk:

  • Tobacco smoke contains nicotine, a substance that has been shown to stunt the development of the brain in children, adolescents, and foetuses.
  • Adults and children alike may be poisoned if they swallow, inhale, or come into touch with the liquid that generates the vapour.
  • The carcinogen diacetyl, as well as heavy metals, volatile organic compounds, and cancer-causing chemicals, are all present in vape juice (VOCs).

As e-cigarettes become more popular, smoking may be re-normalized.

Smoking

Vaping, on the other hand, has only been available for a relatively short period, but substantial research has been undertaken over the previous many years to back up claims that smoking is harmful to human health in the long run. Lung cancer is responsible for 90% of all deaths from smoking-related diseases in the United States, which is why it is so important to stop smoking.

  • Smoking is to blame for the majority of people who die from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (copd)
  • A greater likelihood of death
  • As a consequence, there is an increased risk of developing health problems such coronary heart disease and stroke.
  • Only 5.8 percent of those who were not using e-cigarettes had entirely quit smoking, while 9.9 percent had stopped smoking at least once a day at the end of the trial.

E-cigarette users had a 3.1% quit smoking rate, while those who used them sometimes had a 10.2% decrease in their tobacco use frequency.

 

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