E-cigHazards and Second-Hand Vaping We’ve heard many timesnot to smoke tobacco cigarettes in around people especially around kids andbabies because of the harmful effects related to second hand or passivesmoking.
So, what about vaping? Is it safe to vape around people or kids athome? Does the thick cloudy smoke released from vaping safe? This is what weneed to know.ThePossible Dangers of VapingAlthough e-cigs weremade as a healthier alternative to smoking but don’t tricked that it’scompletely safe and vaping around people is harmless. First of all you shouldknow that nicotine is a drug and inhaling it directly or indirectly has itshazards to lungs and heart.E-Cigs contain sometoxic stuff, such as:· Formaldehyde (formation of cancer)· Nitrosamines (related to cancer)· Lead (neurotoxin)· Silicate particles (cause lung disease)A number of e-cigarettebrands are producing e-juices flavors but amazingly they just recently cameunder the regulation of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in May 2016.
So, over a past decade they were not regulated by any authority. Now vapeproducts manufactures require permission from FDA to produce and sell theirproducts, also they have to enlist all the ingredients. The purchaser shouldalso be over 18 years of age.Still you need to knowthat what you really consume in the form of e-cigarette. E-cigarette products are just a decade old soa lot research required to be done on this domain to find out the exact and allpossible hazards related to vaping. E-liquids used in vapedevices are made of nicotine, flavoring chemicals, glycerin and propyleneglycol. Research shows that these components produce a chemical reaction whenheated up and cause cancer. According to a recent review published by FDA showsthat harmful chemicals are present in e-liquids, cartridges and aerosols.
Another issue relatedto vaping hazards is the nicotine level listed on e-liquids cartridges andrefill juices can be different from what is actually written on it. So if youbelieve that you are consuming exact amount of nicotine which is written on thelabel or you’re consuming zero nicotine can be false and you might be consumingmuch more than that. Second-handVapingMost of the vapersbelieve that vaping in public places should not be banned as it is harmless andsafe. That’s why a number of vapers vape openly anywhere. A comprehensiveanalysis of American Heart Association’s research and another research studyconducted by Wolfgang Schober, Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authoritypublished in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Healthfound that when you vape indoor it pollutes the quality of air by expanding thequantity of nicotine, aluminum and PAHs which are connected to lung diseases,cancer and cardiovascular diseases.According to a studypublished in Nicotineand Tobacco Research journal, the nicotine producedby vaping can easily be inhaled by nearby people and cause a second-handexposure to nicotine.Researchers of New YorkUniversity claim that vapers and people are vapers aren’t safe from nicotineexposures as vapers puff more and inhale more amount of nicotine.
Another researchconducted by Societyfor Research on Nicotine and Tobacco in 2016 suggests thatsecond-hand vaping is moderately harmful but still the researchers are in afavor to restrict vaping in public places.All of these studiesshow that vaping is not only harmful for vapers but also for the people around.However, the dangers of second-hand vaping to health are likely to be far lowerthan indoor smoking of tobacco.
EndNoteBeing a new industry,vaping still requires a lot of research. Although the research studiesconducted so far claim that vaping has its harmful effects whether it is directvaping or second-hand vaping but the hazards are far less than conventionaltobacco smoking. So based up on present research studies we may conclude thatif you really want to quit smoking then don’t make it vaping a hobby; use itfor just an alternate to smoking so it could help you to quit smoking graduallyand also you could stay safe from harmful effects of nicotine.
On the otherhand if you are vaping for fashion or style then avoid to vape around peopleespecially indoor. Have a healthy life!