Are E Cigarettes Actually Bad For You?

Submitted by: swiftkeys 2 years ago in Science

No, probably not.
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Male 6,100
@Fml,
Actually READ my comment.
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Male 1,569
Just like smoking cigarettes, I think just seeing people smoking, sorry vaping, is disgusting
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Male 280
broizfam:
Actually no, they are not AS bad for you: systematic review of what the chemistry of contaminants in electronic cigarettes tells us about health risks
The levels of toxic chemicals coming from ecigs are only trace: Levels of selected carcinogens and toxicants in vapour from e cigarettes -
E-cigarettes are wonderful and have literally saved my life, People speaking against them are either ignorant or are set to profit from their ban. Safety Assessment of Electronic Cigarettes in Smokers
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Male 6,100
@OldOllie,
There have been studies showing airborne carcinogens and pulmonary inflammatory agents comingfrom e-cigarettes. If it`s too liberal for you that I may not want to inhale the sh*t you`re blowing out at the restaurant table next to mine nthen I guess my retort is:

Conservatism = Fcuk you if you die as long as I get to do what I want and make a profit.
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Male 6,100
Actually, they probably are. They`re probably not as toxic as actual cigarettes, though, so switching will, most likely, result in some benefit to smokers. Non-smokers are almost certainly better off avoiding both.
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Male 1,832
"I dare anyone to tell me it`s as dangerous as cigarette smoke."

The problem is, there are a lot of people who would tell you this. Simply because they are ignorant and can`t do a simple google search to find out what the ingredients are. The same ingredients that they have been ingesting for years and didn`t even know. Suddenly, when people put these ingredients together and vaporize it to simulate smoke, everyone has a problem with it. The logic astounds me. /rant again.
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Male 661
This whole argument enrages me.

Intellectually, I must support the proper study of the risks involved. Remember Thalidomide? (oh crap, most of you won`t... Google ftw)

Emotionally, as a nicotine addict, I am furious that I am being denied the access to a device that is infinitely safer for me than cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. Even if there is a health risk, I dare anyone to tell me it`s as dangerous as cigarette smoke.

The danger of "normalizing smoking" is a goddamned farce and honestly, not my problem. This is the same argument against condoms in school bathrooms. It is a parent`s responsibility to educate their kids. In reality a child MAY take up vaping after seeing it done, smoking cigarettes WILL kill people. Inevitable trumps possible, imho
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Male 2,703
No suz, you`re missing the point. It`s a big bad world out there. Parents need to educate their children, teach them to make good decisions. Just how did ANYBODY survive adolescence before all of this nanny state thinking.
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Male 418
Does the exhaled vapor contain nicotine?
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Male 15,832
Even if they were proven to be good for you, that wouldn`t stop liberals from telling you where you can and can`t use them and taxing them at 1000%.

Liberalism = bossing people around and taking their stuff.
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Male 17,511
suzietoo: "The point is, 10-15 years down the line will kids be getting addicted to nicotine through vaping and becoming financially and chemically tied to a bit of plastic?"

I`d like to know your stance on marijuana use. Just curious.

But people are addicted to all sorts of things, Texting, Facebook, Sugar, Caffeine, Porn, Video Games even Internet Cats.

DromEd is right, As long as someone is enjoying something, a bit too much, some others are going to have a cow about it.
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Female 73
DromEd If that was aimed at me I think you are completely missing my point. It`s not about `second hand vapour` which makes no sense. How can someone get addicted to or affected by second hand vapour? If that were true then people would become addicted to nicotine in second hand smoke, and sure as sh*t that`s never happened! The point is, 10-15 years down the line will kids be getting addicted to nicotine through vaping and becoming financially and chemically tied to a bit of plastic? All for a steady buck into the pockets of these companies that were originally saviours for smokers who just wanted to get off the cigs. All because of these glamorous ad campaigns and blaise use. Fair enough they won`t end up like the ladies at the home I work at (dying from lung cancer and COPD, but still clinging onto their ciggies) which is good I guess. But like anyone who has a kid, you kinda don`t want them to be dependant on anything really...
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Male 2,703
I`m old enough to have lived through the whole evolution of anti-smoking hysteria and I can tell you that these types of people will NEVER be satisfied. As long as somebody somewhere is doing something they`ll have a cow.

As for this newest nugget of "second hand vapor" and OMFG a kid saw somebody vape DANGER DANGER.... why don`t you just lock you precious offspring in a closet encased in bubble wrap.
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Female 73
Mikeman64 I have nothing against them, and I know that the vapour can`t harm you. God knows I`ve been trying to get my husband to use one. The thing is, we need to avoid glamourising it and using it in spaces where our kids could get influenced into using them. They are like I said addictive, and the problem lies where the next generation uses them not as a replacement for an existing nicotine habit, where they are doing a world of good for the health of smokers and people living with smokers, but starting a habit on vaping cigarettes. The way my husband describes it, nicotine addiction is very life-controlling.
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Male 17,511
This is just going to lead to the government regulating nicotine like a scheduled drug. They`ve been leading up to it`s eventual banning since the 1960`s. Never mind the fast that nicotine isn`t harmful, if it was they wouldn`t allow the sale of nicotine gum and patches. They just can`t stand the fact that vapers have found a way to get around the no smoking laws, and it irks them to no end.

Btw, I`ve never smoked at all and never will. But I feel the restrictions put on smokers are not only unconstitutional but elitist snobbery.
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Male 2,332
@Randomnoun: Oh I won`t; I don`t have any neighbors, nor do I smoke, but it does get to me how intolerant people can be about things they are almost always completely ignorant about.
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Male 1,497
I have Vaporiser hooked up to a large glass pipe.
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Male 1,059
"They`re perfectly safe... nevertheless, regulators are clamping down... blah, blah, blah." If that`s not proof right there that anti-smoking regulation is nothing more than political nonsense, I don`t know what is.

And if that political nonsense is masquerading as science, what does that say about the "science" of global warming? Everything is political now.
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Female 4,039
I have been using an e-cig for the last two months - - I will never smoke a real cigarette again. It`s a wonderful thing a game changer and life saver.
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Male 1,832
UnoWild, Nice to see a fellow vaper on here!
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Male 1,832
I`ve been using vapes (ecigs that dont look like real cigs) for over 2 years. I sell vapes for a living. Of course, anything you inhale into your lungs isn`t necessarily good for you. But I can say without a doubt that vapes (again, not ecigs) are a million times safer and healthier than cigs. Most of the "research" done on ecigs that shows dangerous ingredients has been done on the ones that look like cigarettes, with the cartriges pre-loaded with god-knows-what. If more people would do their own research, there would be a lot less fear mongering. /rant *takes a toot from my vape*
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Male 3,445
"Tell that to Bloomberg, I`m just waiting for him to ban cell phones and cars."

Bloomberg isn`t in office anymore...so I`m not sure how he could accomplish that.
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Male 1,399
Morons!

Research the history of the laws against Marijuana - the same non-thinking people will always prevail.
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Male 712
`People that try to ban these sorts of things are the same people that will phone the police on you for having your music on too loud. Uptight wankers.`

Ha. However: Don`t force us to listen to your idea of `music`.
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Male 15
I used to smoke for over 30 years and have tried to qit many times but it never stuck. I have tried all the methods anyone has come up with and really tried my best. Once these newer E-Cig mods came out, like the pen style not the fake cig types which didnt last and had a bad taste.. I quit smoking. Im still Vaping liquids with a bit of nicotine but this will be reduced the more I use them. FYI: Besides the Nicotine, you can get them with zero Nic, the two other ingredients in the liquid is found in almost everything you eat or use, even toothpaste. -- Vaping has saved my life!, period. "Keep Calm and Vape On"
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Male 160
Suzietoo I agree with you except the drug issue about addictive products. If it does not effect your
cognitive skills I don`t think we need to treat it as drug. Chocolate is highly addictive so should we regulate it. And as for keeping it away from kids due to the nicotine vapor? ummm yeah sure, second hand vapor. Not possible.
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Female 73
And that common sense would include not using them at kid`s play areas. There are certain places that should be kept nicotine free whether from vaping or a cigarette.
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Male 653
More laws aren`t really the answer, but I would ask that vape users be a little more courteous about it. It`s safer for you than cigarettes, yes. I wholly approve. But I don`t smoke at all, and I would prefer not to be getting a face full of nicotine on a regular basis.

Just use common sense.
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Male 2,332
People that try to ban these sorts of things are the same people that will phone the police on you for having your music on too loud. Uptight wankers.
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Female 73
Mikeman64 I think it`s more the government, than the anti smokers... the amount of tax the government gets off cigarettes is unbelievable! They might have to give up their second homes and luxury cars if everybody started on e-cigarettes. Although I don`t agree at all with the way they advertise them as `luxurious` and a `must-have accessory` Stinks a lot like the old cigarette ads. They are still an addictive product and should be treated like any other drug product.
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Male 4,099
Tell that to Bloomberg, I`m just waiting for him to ban cell phones and cars.
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Male 160
They work great for me. The anti smoking police just have their panties in a bunch because they are control freaks and want us to be their sheep.
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Male 500
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