Why Lung Illness Can be Linked to Vaping

Why Lung Illness Can Be Linked to Vaping

Vaping linked to lung disease

E-Cigarettes have been linked to unexplained lung illnesses in USA in the last few months.
If you consider what the E-Cigarettes liquids contain then you are best able to understand the long term ill effects of vaping will be.
So before you start vaping, consider what are the constituents of the E-Liquids.

E-Cigarrette liquids usually contain propylene glycol, glycerin, nicotine, flavorings, additives, and differing amounts of contaminants. E-Cigarettes liquids are also sold without propylene glycol, nicotine, or flavors. The
E-cigarettes create vapour are made of fine and ultrafine particles of particulate matter, which have been found to contain propylene glycol, glycerin, nicotine, flavors, tiny amounts of toxicants, carcinogens, heavy metals, and metal nanoparticles, and other substances. Its exact composition varies across and within manufacturers, and depends on the contents of the liquid, the physical and electrical design of the device, and smoker behavior, among other factors.
E-cigarette vapor potentially contains harmful chemicals not found in tobacco smoke. E-cigarette vapor contains fewer toxic chemicals, and lower concentrations of potentially toxic chemicals than cigarette smoke.

What are the long term effects of the E-Cigarettes liquids on the Lungs?
1) Due to the lack of chronic inhalation data, it is recommended that propylene glycol not be used in inhalation applications [1]. The potential hazards of chronic inhalation of propylene glycol or the latter substance as a whole are as-yet-unknown.
2) Ultrafine Particles (UFP) : ultrafine particles are deposited in the lungs, where they have the ability to penetrate tissue or to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream — and therefore are not easily removed from the body and may have immediate effect and could induce heart disease, lung disease, and other systemic effects

Long Term Safety Of Vaping Has Not Yet Been Established

Knowing the constituents of E-Cigarrette Liquids, Vaping is not worth the risk to your health. If you want to stop smoking cigarettes then you are best to use Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) such as Nicotine Inhalator, Nicotine Replacement Gums, Patches, Nasal Spray etc.
Visit your local pharmacy and speak to the pharmacist for advice.

Lung disease related to Vaping is bound to increase in the near future as more data is collected.