What Is Vaping & Is It Good For Your Health?

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Nowadays, we’re used to new products and technologies hitting the markets and becoming massive trends right away. Over the last decade or so, we’ve seen a remarkable rise in vape products. You’ve probably seen people using them as you walk down the street, and you may have even debated getting a vaping device yourself.

Naturally, you have a couple of concerns. Firstly, what on earth is vaping?! Secondly, is it good for your health?

Vaping Explained

Vaping is the term given to the act of inhaling vapour from electronic cigarettes or vaping devices.

To better understand this, you need to know how e-cigarettes and vape pens work. Effectively, these devices come with small cartridges that are willed with something called an e-liquid. This liquid contains flavourings and various other things, and the device will heat it up. From here, the liquid evaporates into a vapour that you can inhale. Then, you’re able to exhale the vapour out into the world.

This is why you see people with massive clouds of what looks like smoke around them when they vape. It’s not smoke; it’s just the vapour created by heating the e-liquid.

The Health Effects Of Vaping

People often talk about vaping when discussing ways to quit smoking. One of the main reasons it became so popular was that lots of people decided to pack in the cigarettes and try vaping instead. In fact, switching to a vaping device can help a lot of people kick the nasty and unhealthy habit of smoking. But, does this mean e-cigarettes and vape devices are good for your health?

On the one hand, they are. Vaping is significantly less damaging than smoking, largely because you have more control over the nicotine content. In fact, you can get some liquids that are completely nicotine-free, removing this addictive chemical entirely. Also, when you buy vape products, you purchase things that have significantly fewer toxic chemicals than you get in a cigarette. So, you’re inhaling less toxicity, which is good for your health.

As a result, it’s no surprise that vaping is considered 95% less harmful than smoking by Public Health England.

However, there are still some ingredients in vape products that aren’t necessarily good for you. It does depend on where you buy the products from – some will contain far fewer ingredients and much safer ingredients than others. But, it is important to note that vaping isn’t something that will improve your health. Overuse can make things worse, but that’s the same as anything. If you eat too much food it’ll be bad for your health; we need to consume everything in moderation.

So, overall, vaping is good for your health if you are a cigarette smoker. It provides you with a significantly healthier alternative to tobacco, freeing your lungs from loads of toxic chemicals. If you currently smoke and are sick of always being short of breath, it’s important to do research before buying your vape products. Look at the ingredients before you buy, ensuring that you choose a liquid that has as few chemicals as possible.

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