As vaping gains popularity, a lot of people are curious about what vaping is and what are the health effects of vaping?
Vaping is growing at an extremely fast rate. Before we even speak about the health effects of vaping, we need to talk about the political aspects of vaping. Between growing government regulation around the world and in Australia, anti-vaping and nicotine replacement treatments, and lobbying from traditional cigarette companies, vaping faces ongoing scrutiny. It’s important that you do your own research and form your own decisions before you jump to any conclusions.
Not Everyone Experiences Side Effects from Vaping
While not all vapers will experience any side-effects from vaping, there are some side-effects which people have reported. Some of the more common side effects of vaping or e-cigarettes are:
Some vapers have reported experiencing some of these side-effects, but many other vapers have never experienced any side-effects associated with e-cigarettes or vaping. A lot of side-effects associated with vaping are reported early on when the user first starts vaping. Most vapers find that these disappear completely within a few days. Some of the side-effects could also be associated with withdraw symptoms from quitting smoking.
Do E-Liquid Ingredients Play a Role?
E-liquid contains four main ingredients. Propylene Glycol or PG, responsible for the throat hit associated with traditional cigarettes, Vegetable Glycerin or VG, the ingredient which produces the vapour in e-cigarettes, nicotine, and flavoring. Some vapers have reported that they have allergic reactions to the Propylene Glycol in e-liquid. It’s important that if you experience any negative side-effects from vaping that you stop immediately and speak with a health professional.
Currently, there haven’t been any long-term studies into the effects of vaping. Vaping only started to explode into popularity approximately a decade ago, so most studies have only been going for a few years. One of the biggest causes of side-effects associated with vaping can be put down to incorrect use by vapers. Vaping too much and too often, can cause negative side-effects. So, to can vaping with your wattage set too high, and vaping with e-liquid that has higher levels of nicotine. Before you quit vaping entirely, it could help to try switching to a different brand of e-liquid or even vaping less often.
Vaping is a lot different to smoking traditional cigarettes, and you shouldn’t ever chain vape. For most vapers, a few inhales on the vapourizer more often, is better than a lot of inhales in short periods of time.
3 Known Conditions Linked to Vaping
Skin Issues and Dry Mouth
Dehydration is a big issue when you’re vaping. Staying hydrated is important when you’re vaping and drinking a little more water is never a bad idea for your health. There is also a correlation between vaping and effects on the skin.
If you vape too much, excessive nicotine can cause you to become dizzy. Try vaping high-nicotine less often, or switching to lower level nicotine.
VG is made from vegetables, but PG is a chemical substance which vapers have an allergic reaction to. If you have allergic reactions to high PG e-liquids, try switching to an e-liquid with a higher VG ratio.