Vaping – Does it Work to help you Quit Smoking?
Is Vaping or E-cigarettes safer for you?
The liquid “vaped” in an e-cigarette contains nicotine, water and a solvent (usually glycerine or propylene glycol). It may also contain flavoring agents, such as oil of wintergreen. Although this mixture may sound safe enough, neither the liquid (called the e-liquid) nor the device’s delivery system are regulated; this means e-cigarettes could produce harmful chemicals.
A 2009 study by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that the e-cigarettes studied “contained detectable levels of known carcinogens and toxic chemicals to which users could potentially be exposed.”
Does Vaping Help You Quit Smoking?
One-third of smokers looking to quit had used e-cigarettes, according to the study. These smokers were also less likely to succeed than those who did not use e-cigarettes: About 21 percent of e-cigarette users were tobacco-free after seven months, compared with 31 percent of those who didn’t use e-cigarettes.
Countries should consider curbing the use of e-cigarettes because there is not enough evidence to show they help people stop smoking, according to a World Health Organisation report.
Countries might also want to ban nicotine delivery devices from all public places where smoking is not allowed, require health warnings about the chemicals in them, include information on the addictive potential of nicotine and ban any claims that they can help people give up tobacco smoking, the report says.
The WHO suggests these are reasonable measures to control the use of products with effects that are still unknown – and which are increasingly being manufactured by the multinational tobacco corporations the signatories to the convention are pledged to defeat.
Side effects of vaping
While many people appear to have a side-effect free experience with ecigs, aside from the general issues with continuing the usage of nicotine, the following are some of the side effects that may occur while vaping that can probably be attributed to in whole or part to vaping. These tend to be temporary.
- Dry skin
- Dry mouth
- Rash/burning sensation on face
- Puffy/dry eyes
- Caffeine sensitivity
- Minor blood nose issues
The dry mouth side effect is very common due to the nature of eliquids.
Stop Smoking Moncton can help Vaper’s end their addiction to Nicotine. Many professionals do not recommend using Nicotine Replacement Therapy when trying to overcome their addiction.