Is Vaping Safe?

Vaping - the supposedly 'healthy' alternative to smoking cigarettes, but is it actually healthy?



The idea behind 'vaping' is actually a good one, but it does have its risks. The action of vaping is obviously the same as traditional smoking - having something in your hand. Many people who quit smoking tend to say that they have to keep their hand busy as they're used to holding a cigarette. The claim is that vaping is around 95% healthier than smoking a cigarette, but what about that last 5%?

The dangers can come from who makes the flavorings. Obviously, chemicals are used, and that means it's open for 'abuse', where people can add in dangerous ingredients, which could easily reduce that 'healthier percentage' down from levels much lower than 95.

From articles that I've read from doctors and those who specialise in smoking and the new vaping technology, the general opinion seems to be that it's 'okay'. Obviously it is ideal to avoid both vaping and cigarettes, but let's face it, that's not going to happen - people will always smoke. However, vaping does seem to be better than smoking your traditional cigarette.

I don't have any personal experience of smoking either, and I never will, but I have been asked about it, so I thought it would be easier to write a blog post. Best option? avoid both.

Lee Gregory Fitness 

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