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Are e-cigarettes better?

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Cigarettes are bad for you. There is a plethora of information to back this up. We know that cigarettes have many negative effects on your health. They also cause cancer. But are e-cigarettes a better option?
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Nicotine or other molecules found in e-cigarettes can still affect lung health. A significant number of the flavour chemicals used in many liquids are aldehydes, and these are often irritants of the mucosal tissue in the respiratory tract when inhaled.
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Do you think e-cigarettes are safer than smoking? Why do you say so? What do you think of e-cigarettes?
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There are no long term studies to prove if e-cigarettes cause cancer. That’s because they haven’t been around long enough to study long term effects. That doesn’t mean it’s safe. Or that it doesn’t cause cancer. It just hasn’t been proven. Yet.
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If we go back to the thought of inhaling chemicals into your lungs, I don’t see any way that this won’t cause long-term harm. Many people that use e-cigs use them much more than cigarettes because they are perceived to be safer. That increases the amount of chemical inhaled. Ignorance does not imply safety.
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From a health perspective, nothing good comes from inhaling chemicals into your lungs. Ever. I don’t need a long-term study to prove that. So whether your e-cig has nicotine or not, you are inhaling chemicals into your lungs. That can’t be a good thing. Period.
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E-cigarettes are thought to be safer because they can contain less nicotine than cigarettes. That doesn’t mean that they do. Even if you choose a lower dose nicotine cartridge, inhaling it twice as often will increase your dosage.
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They are often marketed as being relatively safe. However, alternative tobacco products contain potentially harmful chemicals and toxins. These may cause serious health problems, including cancer. Because of these risks, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) started regulating these products in 2016.
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If you truly need nicotine, choose delivery methods that are less toxic to your lungs. Opt for transdermal patches or gum where the nicotine is delivered through a safer method. It’s also easier to know exactly how much nicotine you are consuming through these methods.
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To make it easier to give up nicotine, do things that make you feel good. Activities such as walking can release endorphins that stimulate the brain with a similar feel good response.
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Much of the available evidence suggests that vaping, which involves puffing on vaporized liquid nicotine instead of inhaling burned tobacco, is at least somewhat healthier. Reaching for a vape pen instead of a conventional cigarette might also be helpful for quitting smoking, though the evidence is somewhat limited.
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If you truly need nicotine, choose delivery methods that are less toxic to your lungs. Opt for transdermal patches or gum where the nicotine is delivered through a safer method. It’s also easier to know exactly how much nicotine you are consuming through these methods.
My brother uses the patch and the gum. He hasn't smoked for a while now so it probably helps.
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my friend has cancer
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he once eat an e ciggy after some gay fella shoved it up his shitter
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he likes the taste of bum bum
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People who vape every day may double their risk of having a heart attack compared with people who do not vape or smoke. In comparison, daily cigarette smoking potentially triples the risk.
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