Contributed by Tony Delarm
It’s a huge question that has been debated since the beginning of vaping technology. Many people make the switch to vaping, in an effort to quit smoking cigarettes, but are they making the right choice? It should be said right away, vaping is not “risk free”. Cigarettes, on the other hand, kill almost a half million people a year, just in the United States. So, what do the pros say?
The major difference between the two products is the action of burning. As cigarettes burn, they release toxins that are inhaled into the lungs. Vaporizers instead heat up a liquid that creates a vapor. According to WebMD, “E-cigs don't burn, so people aren't as exposed to those toxins. A 2015 expert review from Public Health England estimated e-cigs are 95% less harmful than the real thing.” (Wheeler, 2016) So does this mean it’s safe? Since vaporizers and e-cigs contain Nicotine, they are still addictive and should be used in moderation. The devices themselves can also sometimes seem complicated and expensive to a new user.
So what’s the truth? The truth is, vaping should be used as a last alternative. You should always seek professional help from a doctor before making any health changes in your life. That being said, should you think making the switch would benefit you, we are happy to help you understand the devices and research behind what we do. You can find us at Alaskan Sweet Vapes on 224 N. Yenlo St. Wasilla, AK. Stop in and have a chat with us about dropping cigarettes today!