FAQs with T-Juice: What does vaping do to you?
Understandably, smokers considering vaping as a method to quit have a variety of important questions they want answered first. Whether it’s breaking some common misconceptions about vaping or understanding the physical effects that come with the experience, our FAQ series aims to answer any questions you might have.
What does vaping do to you?
Smoking involves the combustion of tobacco as well as the additives added to the tobacco, the paper wrapper etc. This results in the generation of a vast amount of toxic chemicals that are inhaled and can cause a large array of health issues ranging from direct effects on the lungs, through cardiovascular disease to cancer.
Vaping results in a much cleaner aerosol, so smokers and vapers using nicotine containing e-liquids benefit from a significant reduction in their exposure to these toxicants and the associated health effects while satisfying their nicotine cravings.
Is vaping bad for your lungs?
Most of the harm associated with smoking tobacco comes from the combustion of tobacco and the chemicals that are generated. E-liquid is a much simpler matrix than tobacco and when aerosolized generates a much cleaner aerosol when compared to tobacco smoke. In this respect it represents a significantly reduced risk alternative to smoking.
Why does my vape burn my throat?
There are a few reasons that you might experience a burning sensation when vaping:
- Your e-liquid is low-quality.
- You’ve chosen a PG ratio that is too high and that is causing a throat hit that’s too harsh for you.
- You need to top up your tank with e-liquid/or change your coil, both of which cause a dry hit, a harsh sensation in your throat and a burnt taste.
- You haven’t primed your coil before vaping on your device.
If you’re looking to avoid a burnt taste, we’d suggest adjusting with these things in mind and checking out our article: T-Juice Explains: Why does my vape taste burnt?
Is vaping safer than smoking?
Smoking involves the combustion of tobacco leaves as well as the different additives that are added to tobacco, including the cigarette paper and any inks applied to it. This results in the generation of a large amount of toxic chemicals with serious health effects that include cancer, effects on reproduction, cardiovascular system.
Vaping does not involve any combustion, using significantly lower heating temperatures to aerosolize an e-liquid. The e-liquid in turn is made of just a few ingredients (PG/VG, nicotine and flavourings). The result is an aerosol that contains significantly fewer toxicants than cigarette smoke. Public Health England’s regularly updated evidence reviews have found vaping to be at least 95 per cent less harmful than smoking.
Does vaping stain your teeth?
Unlike smoking, vaping does not stain your teeth. The tar generated by the combustion of cigarettes is the main reason for staining. Vaping quality e-liquids does not involve combustion or tobacco leaves, so there is no tar generation, and therefore vaping should not stain your teeth.