Vaping Side Effects

3 CommentsFriday, 22 April 2016  |  Admin

I love to love, but my baby just loves to vape. If some people are to be believed, though, this pastime is more harmful to your health than smearing yourself with honey and jumping into the bear enclosure at the local zoo. It can't all be true though, can it?

The answer is no, it probably isn't. Some of the anti-vaping sentiment comes from scaremongering stories, and while no one's claiming that vaping is completely harmless (or at least they shouldn't be), it certainly seems like a comparatively safe option when weighed up against the alternatives. There are certainly some side effects of vaping, though, which are detailed below.

Side Effects of Vaping

The list of side effects pales in comparison to that of regular cigarettes, which can cause cancer, heart disease and many more serious conditions. Aside from the general issues that may arise due to withdrawal symptoms, here are some of the side effects that are probably attributed to vaping:

  • Dry skin
  • Dry mouth
  • Itchiness
  • Dizziness (possibly to do with nicotine content)
  • Headaches
  • Rashes/burning sensation
  • Puffy/dry eyes

Many of these side effects are simply down to dehydration, and can be prevented by simply drinking enough fluids. The side effects may also only occur at first, and could go away once you get used to vaping. In rare instances, some of these symptoms could be due to an allergy to ingredients in the e-liquid, most likely PG (propylene glycol). If this is the case, it's a good idea to switch to an e-liquid with a high percentage of VG instead. 

Popcorn Lung? Mmm...

This tasty-sounding condition isn't quite as appealing as it sounds. Recent studies discovered that certain e-liquids contained diacetyl, a buttery flavouring linked to lung disease in popcorn factory workers. Many of the e-liquid flavours tested contained the substance, in varying amounts. The study, however, only looked at how often the chemical was detected, and assumed that previous studies were correct in linking lung disease to diacetyl. Additionally, the study left out the fact that diacetyl is present in much greater concentrations in cigarettes than in e-cigs.

While the study highlights the fact that flavours should be regulated a lot more than they are currently, it also seems to have exaggerated the effects of diacetyl, especially at the low concentrations vapers will experience. Smokers of regular cigarettes haven't been contracting popcorn lung, and this suggests that diacetyl isn't the risk it has been made out to be.

Long-Term Effects

This is where things go into the unknown a bit. Since vaping has only been around a short time, there's simply no way of studying the long-term effects yet. Inhaling anything but pure fresh air is a bit of a risk, but then again so is getting in your car every morning, popping open a champagne bottle or dressing in a seal suit and going swimming off the South African coast (some risks are more avoidable than others).

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Carole Maidment
Wednesday, 3 January 2018  |  17:07

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