If you’ve ever thought about quitting the smoking habit, you’re not alone. Nearly 7 in 10 smokers say they want to quit. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. Smoking harms almost every organ in the body, including the heart. Nearly one-third of deaths from heart disease are a result of smoking and secondhand smoke.
You may be tempted to switch to e-cigarettes (e-cigarettes, vape pens, and other disposable and single-use vaping devices) as an easy way to transition from cigarettes to smoking cessation. But is smoking an e-cigarette (also known as vaping) better than using tobacco products? Can e-cigarettes help you quit smoking? We share health information about HHC Vape Sverige.
1: Vaping is less harmful than smoking, but still unsafe.
E-cigarettes heat nicotine (from cigarettes), flavors, and other chemicals to create an aerosol that you inhale. Regular cigarettes contain 7,000 chemicals, many of which are toxic. We don’t know exactly what chemicals are in e-cigarettes, but Blaha says, “There’s little doubt that vaping exposes you to less toxic chemicals than smoking a regular cigarette.”
However, lung damage and deaths related to vaping have occurred. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed 2,807 cases of e-cigarette or vaping use-related lung injury (EVALI) and 68 deaths from the condition.
“These cases appear to primarily affect people who modify vaping devices or use black market modded e-liquids. This is especially true for e-cigarette products that contain THC,” explains Blaha.
The CDC has identified vitamin E acetate as a chemical of concern among EVALI patients. Vitamin E acetate is a thickening agent often used in THC vaping products and was found in all lung fluid samples from EVALI patients tested by the CDC.