T-Juice Explains: Is vaping safe?
Vaping is much less harmful than smoking as the vapour created from a vape device contains significantly fewer harmful chemicals than cigarette smoke.
Don’t take our word for it - Public Health England’s regularly updated review of evidence has consistently found that vaping is at least 95 per cent less harmful than smoking, a view endorsed by a number of reputable public health bodies including the Royal College of Physicians, Cancer Research UK, and the British Medical Association.
Is vaping better than smoking?
Vaping is at least 95 per cent less harmful than smoking*. We are avid supporters of vaping and believe that it’s much better than smoking but here’s the science, so you can make up your own mind:
Smoking involves the combustion of tobacco leaves and a number of additives. This produces a large amount of toxic chemicals with serious health effects that include cancer, impotence and heart disease.
Vaping does not involve any combustion, using significantly lower temperatures to heat up e-liquid, which itself is made of just a few ingredients (PG/VG, nicotine and flavour). The result is a vapour that contains significantly fewer toxicants than cigarette smoke.
*Public Health England conducts regular research into the safety of vaping - its most recent report states that vaping is at least 95 per cent less harmful than smoking.
Is vaping bad for your teeth?
Vaping quality e-liquid products is not directly related to bad teeth.
Vaping does not use combustion (i.e. burning) to heat up e-liquid, which is one of the main things that causes tooth staining when you smoke cigarettes. There is also no tar or sugars in e-liquids (as there are in cigarettes) which can contribute to tooth decay. The only element that may cause tooth damage is the oxidation of nicotine - a chemical reaction which can cause nicotine to darken in colour (as it does when an apple is oxidised) and therefore cause staining. The risk of this is much lower with vaping than smoking due to the absence of sugars and additives that are found in tobacco products that accelerate this process.
Is vaping addictive?
Yes, vaping can be addictive - this is because some e-liquids contain nicotine.
Whilst nicotine is addictive, vapers can adjust the nicotine strength of their e-liquids and either reduce their nicotine intake and reduce their addiction or stop their nicotine intake altogether. Many vapers start at high nicotine levels when they quit smoking and then reduce this level over time.
What are the harmful effects of vaping?
There is currently very little evidence proving harmful effects that come as a result of vaping.
This is due to the fact that there is no combustion of tobacco involved in vaping and so the vapour created by a vaping device contains far less harmful chemicals than cigarette smoke. In fact, vaping has been found to be at least 95 per cent less harmful than smoking for consumers according to research published by Public Health England.
What happens when you quit smoking and start vaping?
There are several positive changes that you’ll notice when you first switch from smoking to vaping these include:
- The return of taste and smell
- Easier breathing
- Increased energy levels
- Lower stress levels
These changes all come as a result of stopping your intake of tobacco smoke which contains harmful additives and toxic chemicals. These can cause a large array of health issues ranging from direct effects on the lungs, through to cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Vaping involves the inhalation of a cleaner vapour, which carries a significant reduction in toxicants and the associated health effects.
Does vaping make you fat?
No, there is no scientific evidence that vaping contributes to a gain in body weight. Quality e-liquids (such as the ones that we produce at T-Juice) do not contain sugars and, therefore, their caloric contribution is practically non-existent.
Is vaping without nicotine bad for your lungs?
No, vaping without nicotine is not inherently bad for lungs. There is currently no scientific evidence that vaping good quality e-liquids with a suitable device is detrimentally bad for your health.
However, it is also important to note that nicotine is not the harmful part of vaping or smoking. Most of the harm associated with smoking tobacco comes from the combustion of tobacco and the chemicals that are generated, rather than from the nicotine itself. Vaping removes this harm due to the fact that vapour does not contain toxic chemicals that come from the tobacco and the burning element involved with smoking.
Why do vapes explode?
Stories about “exploding” vaping devices crop up from time to time in media stories, but the reality of the situation is that these occurrences are both easily preventable, and exceedingly rare.
In actual fact, it is never the vaping device itself which explodes, but the batteries which power these devices. Most, if not all, of the incidences where e-cigarettes have been shown to explode have been associated with misuse of the device. In most cases this has been due to the use of incorrect charging cables/adaptors which can result in an excessive current input to the battery causing overheating and overloading that can cause ignition or explosion.
If you ever have any questions about battery safety, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our Customer Service team.