Every day on the streets of cities we see people exhaling large amounts of vapor, using special devices for this purpose.
Vaping is the process of smoking electronic cigarettes, vaporizers and other similar devices.
Vapes - electronic cigarettes, mini hookahs.
Vapers - a new breed of smokers who do not smoke regular cigarettes, but cigarettes with electronic fillings, promoting smoking electronic devices as a safe alternative to regular cigarettes.
Vaping - a new trend among young people, smokers are united into groups, buying different devices for vaping, which are improving every day by getting a new design and new flavoring qualities (cherry-flavored, mint, apple, lemon, coffee, etc.). The devices look like small boxes with a nozzle or long decorated metal cylinders, and can have an exclusive design. In large cities, vape cafes open, vape festivals and competitions take place.
Vapers are divided into 2 groups:
Former regular cigarette smokers.
New "electronic" smokers.
E-cigarette smokers' goals:
Quit smoking regular cigarettes.
Get rid of the smell of tobacco;
For the sake of interesting conversation;
For the sake of spectacle (vapers release large puffs of smoke, some are able to make a show out of it).
Smokers believe that smoking electronic devices is a perfectly safe imitation of smoking, but more and more often in various sources are published materials stating that the harm of smoking electronic cigarettes is comparable to the harm of smoking regular cigarettes.
How does a vape work?
A vape can be compared to an inhaler, which produces steam when the liquid is boiled, which the smoker inhales.
What is the vaporizer liquid made of?
Propylene glycol (E1520)
Nicotine (not always)
Vapers believe that :
Smoking electronic cigarettes is not harmful to health
Smoking electronic cigarettes is not dangerous, because smoking does not release tar.
But the absence of carcinogenic resins can not make the device to smoke absolutely safe.
What do we actually have?
Experts at Lawrence National Laboratory in Berkeley have determined what toxic substances are produced when e-cigarettes are smoked.
In some cases, e-cigarette liquid is prepared by hand, such a liquid is times cheaper and available to everyone. On such a product there is no information about the composition.
The vapor emitted when smoking electronic cigarettes contains 31 hazardous substances
When the battery of the vaporizer is heated the concentration of carcinogenic substances released increases significantly.
Exposure to the body:
Vapers put themselves at risk of developing the deadly "popcorn disease." This is the conclusion scientists drew after finding the toxic chemical diacetyl in 75% of smoking flavors. Diacetyl is used in many flavors (fruit flavoring, candy flavoring, candy) Diacetyl, a chemical used as an oil flavoring in foods, has caused the development of bronchiolitis obliterans. This disease was found in employees of a popcorn company. The substance can be eaten, but it becomes dangerous if inhaled for long periods of time. Diacetyl causes inflammation, scarring, and narrowing of the bronchioles (the tiny airways in the lungs)
Propylene glycol tends to accumulate in the body, causing allergic reactions, irritation and contributes to pustules, causes liver and kidney disorders.
Thermal decomposition of propylene glycol and glycerin contained in the device's refill liquid leads to the formation of acrolein and formaldehyde, which have toxic properties. Acrolein irritates the mucous membranes of the eyes and respiratory tract, causes lacrimation, and is also mutagenic. Formaldehyde, in addition to the above properties, affects the central nervous system.
The flavorings in the smoking fluid cause allergic upper respiratory tract diseases up to bronchial asthma
The nicotine in liquids is addictive and can lead to cancer.
Inhaled smoke causes dry mouth.
Uncontrolled inhalation of vapor containing nicotine can lead to nicotine overdose with corresponding symptoms: dizziness, nausea, headache, increased salivation, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and general weakness.
Scientists in Korea conducted a study of e-cigarette liquid and found at least 10 toxins and a discrepancy between the stated nicotine content and the actual content.
Replacing smoking regular cigarettes with e-cigarettes can prolong the period of total smoking cessation.
Some cases have been known of e-cigarettes exploding near the face due to battery overheating.
Shared use of a single vape can lead to the transmission of infectious diseases taki