Is vaping or smoking worse for the lungs?

However, vaping may actually be worse for your lungs. Many people assumed that it was a safer form of smoking. If you've thought about trying to quit smoking, you're not alone. Nearly 7 out of 10 smokers say they want to stop smoking. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health.

Smoking damages nearly every organ in the body, including the heart. Nearly one-third of deaths from heart disease are due to smoking and second-hand smoke. Instead of bathing lung tissue with a therapeutic spray, as a nebulizer does, vaping coats the lungs with potentially harmful chemicals. E-liquid concoctions usually include a mixture of flavorings, aromatic additives and nicotine or THC (the chemical in marijuana that causes psychological effects), dissolved in an oily liquid base.

The long-term health effects of e-cigarettes are not yet well understood. However, science clearly indicates that vaping is not a safe or healthy alternative to smoking. We will continue to support research on the health consequences of this and other trends related to tobacco products, with the goal of attracting a new generation of consumers. Regarding the question “Is vaping worse than smoking? , while evidence points to avoid e-cigarettes because they contain chemicals, heavy metals and water vapor that can damage the lungs, according to Acker, researchers are still investigating whether e-cigarettes are worse than cigarettes standard.

Identifying what causes teens to vape can be a big step in helping a teen who is struggling to stop vaping. Vaping involves inhaling an aerosol containing several chemicals, such as nicotine and flavorings, through an e-cigarette or vaporizer. You may be tempted to turn to e-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes, vape pens, and other disposable and non-disposable vaping devices) as a way to ease the transition from traditional cigarettes to quitting smoking at all.

Ed Smith
Ed Smith

With a deep passion for cannabis culture and its potential benefits, Ed has dedicated his career to educating and advocating for cannabis reform in the UK. His insightful blog posts and articles offer a blend of in-depth knowledge, personal experiences, and the latest developments in the cannabis industry. As an activist, Ed is committed to challenging misconceptions and pushing for legislative change. His tireless efforts have made him a respected voice in the cannabis community, both in the UK and beyond.