Health & Fitness

Vaping - is it a risk-free option?

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Posted: 14/06/22 - 12:44
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Disposable vapes are the latest trend in vaping. They are cheaper than a pack of cigarettes and can be used straight from the packet. Once finished, they're thrown away.

Izzy is attracted by the colours and the flavours, and the fact she can buy one to match her outfit on a night out.

She used to smoke occasionally at weekends, but she finds vaping a lot more convenient.

"I vape so much more than I ever smoked. On a night out I could get through a whole vape."

Prof John Britton, honorary professor at the University of Nottingham, who advised the government on its recent report on ending smoking, says: "It's inconceivable to say that vaping is safe, it is a balance of risks.

"If you don't use nicotine in any shape or form, it is madness to start vaping."

Prof Britton anticipates that in 40 or 50 years' time, we will start to see people developing lung cancer, chronic bronchitis and other serious lung conditions as a result of their vaping.

And another UCL study suggests disposable vapes are soaring in popularity among 18-year-old vapers, with more than half now using the products.

"So what you've got is young people and teenagers who are probably experimenting with them, but they don't become long-term users," says Prof Linda Bauld, professor of public health at the University of Edinburgh.

I Call Bull: No, no it isn't it is less risky but not risk free so calling BULL on that headline

Also calling BULL on teenagers 'experimenting with them but not becoming long term users' as once the habit is formed its hard to break

And finally calling BULL on the phenomenal amount of waste that is being created by these disposable vapes, who's counting the environmental cost for all that plastic, components and packaging

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4 Comments
17 days
2 upvotes
Better for your health than smoking is relative really as putting your hand in a wood chipper would do less long term health damage than smoking does! But vaping is still the 'better' option medical People do seem to agree on this mostly.
17 days
4 upvotes
Again if people want to do it to themselves and it is not overly affecting anyone else then why not?
18 days
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A lot lower risk but not a lot is known as there is no historic data so what future ailments they will cause and how many more people get addicted to them is all up in the air
18 days
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The article goes on to list a LOT of side effects of these things and that they are addictive to some people so I'm going with a hard no to that question.

And don't even get me on the flavours of these things they are obviously targeted at children much like the alcopops market was