DON’T BE FOOLED: Vaping Linked to Same Illness-Causing Effects as Smoking | Avi Gutfreund

There are many people in Lakewood and surrounding areas who have turned to vaping in recent years as a safer alternative to smoking. It’s quite likely that vaping is indeed safer than smoking, but there are a few things you should know before taking that hit.

First, vaping might cause the very same damage as cigarettes. A recent study found that using electronic vaping devices causes the same changes in gene regulation as cigarettes do, potentially raising an individual’s risk of developing severe illnesses, including cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and cancer.

To get slightly technical, vaping is tied to the dysregulation of mitochondrial genes and disruption of molecular pathways that affect one’s inflammatory response and immunity.

Secondly, there are many people who think vaping could provide health benefits to users; some vaping manufacturers even advertise their products as beneficial to health! Don’t believe it. The exact same claim was made about cigarettes decades ago and it’s beyond a question now that smoking tobacco can cause serious illness.

The FDA recently released a statement, blasting companies for claiming that their products are healthy.

“Inhaled products can be dangerous and even may trigger severe coughing, cause airway tightening, and make speaking and breathing difficult,” the FDA warned. “Also, there’s no way to know if these vaping products contain ingredients or impurities that may cause or make these symptoms worse, or cause permanent damage, such as bronchiolitis obliterans (also called popcorn lung).”

Some e-cigarettes and other vaping products contain carcinogens and other harmful chemicals, including diethylene glycol, which is found in antifreeze. These chemicals can be easily hidden in the “proprietary blends” as listed on the label.

Vaping might be a safer (and less smelly) option than smoking. But don’t be fooled into thinking it’s harmless. You could be seriously hurting yourself by puffing on a vape. Act wisely.

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  1. Please do some research before you submit… the FDA who you love to quote so much, just approved one company of vapes as safe.. more of them to follow in there footsteps any ways.. not the point. The point is. Many people are struggling with addiction and combating many other far worse issues and vaping is a safer alternative… don’t turn people away from it because you are scard into believing everything you hear.

  2. I buy liquid that has no chemicals. They are watched from seed to plant to curing and packaging. It is grown in Italy and different tobacco leaves are used for different natural flavors. Kentucky, Burley, Latakia and even Cigar. They have test reports. They are 100% tobacco with vegetable glycerin. They are dated with batch numbers. There are no chemicals, no stupid flavors. I stopped smoking 10 years ago with this product. I was very aware of DG and other factors like growing techniques, curing and lab conditions and reports. It is more expensive but…

    My chest X-Rays are now perfect and the pulse oximeter reads 98 to 100 at a normal pulse.

    Stay away from the junk that has no lab report and the flavored garbage.

  3. This guy supplies much entertainment. On Oct. 24 2019 he wrote a piece how we shouldn’t bother Bucherim that smoke because its their “Outlet” Putting in print whatever pops in your head generally doesn’t come out well.

  4. Very misleading. Please do not believe everything you read on TLS. There is a very big difference between brand and off brand companies. And there is a very big difference between the *known* dangers of smoking which have decades of extensive studies to the *suspected* dangers of vaping which have zero to insufficient data backing them. So please, please, if you gave up smoking in favor of vaping, do not go back because of some rumor you see on the internet!

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