Is Vaping Really as Controversial as People Make Out?

Throughout the United States, new state laws are starting to pop up, grouping vaping along with traditional tobacco smoking. These laws aim at banning the use of vaporizers from local establishments (such as bars and restaurants) while taxing a vaporizer the same as other tobacco methods. Realistically, this is to increase state tax revenue and to make up for any lost revenue incurred from individuals switching over to vaporizers from cigarettes, pipes and cigars.

However, beyond the law and tax implications, is vaping really as controversial as people make it out to be?

Ditching the Chemicals

Many of the top cigarette brands are made not only with tobacco leafs but with a host of other dangerous chemicals. While ingesting tobacco into the lungs in the form of smoke is not healthy, the inclusion of tar and other chemicals is what causes the most health-related concerns. The tar and chemicals stick to the lining of the throat and lungs, which in turn can lead to cancer and other serious health side effects. Tobacco smoking on its own is far more pure with far fewer side effects. Using a vaporizer allows a user to ditch the chemicals and tar. Instead, it is simply a clean liquid over a smoke.

Vapor over Smoke

Even loose leaf tobacco leaves or other herbs smoked into the body can have some side effects and undesired health benefits. Smoke, much like smog in the air of a polluted city, can cause some health problems. Additionally, smoke dries out the body. It dries out the lungs and makes it more susceptible to outside health concerns.

Vapor, on the other hand, does not have this kind of issue. When you look at , you will see that the vapor is water based, which reduces health side effects even further. While using a vaporizer is still a newer form of ingesting nicotine, it is far safer than smoking. While nothing is as healthy as simply not smoking or inhaling anything, there is no comparison in the risks between smoking and using a vaporizer.

Second Hand Smoke

Individuals who do not smoke can intake the smoke and some of the chemicals given off by a smoker. This is because . A vaporizer does not do this. Because vapor is water based, it evaporates into the air. So, there are no health side effects from people around others who use a vaporizer. It more or less is akin to having a humidifier inside of a room.

Realistically, people who do not know what a user is doing or who do not understand vaporizers may complain in a restaurant, which is why a ban may occur in a city or state. Uneducated individuals who do not understand that vaporizers add nothing but water to the air are those who push the idea of a ban (and the state usually supports it, but for tax purposes instead).

Helps People Quit

Smoking cigarettes is habit forming. This is not because of tobacco (which is why those who use enjoy the occasional cigar do not become addicted to smoking cigars). The nicotine within cigarettes is what causes the addiction. Vaporizers can and live a healthier lifestyle. This is because when ordering an e-juice or vaporizer liquid, there are different nicotine levels available. If someone is used to taking in a heavy dose of nicotine they can start out with the higher levels. Over time, they can gradually move down the level of nicotine slowly.

Eventually, there are offerings of e-juice that don’t have any nicotine in it. It simply gives off a selected flavor. This way, a former smoker can move their way down to not smoking. They may simply want to use a nicotine free e-juice as just the feeling of breathing something in can be all the difference. Quitting cold turkey is especially difficult and the gum doesn’t always work because it isn’t just the nicotine someone becomes addicted to. It is the experience and the feeling of breathing something in. Vaporizers provide that.

While nothing is as healthy as just breathing fresh air, vaporizers are not as controversial as what some people make them out to be. The people who want vaporizers banned are generally not educated on the topic, so the more they know, the more they will realize vaporizers should not be seen as controversial.

 

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