Roughly 7 out of 10 smokers say that they want to quit smoking for a healthier life. Nevertheless, smoking would damage almost every organ in our body, especially the heart and lungs, hence quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. It is reported that nearly 1/3 of deaths from heart disease are the result of smoking and secondhand smoke.
While vape as the keep-growing smoking alternative has won many smokers’ preference for its various advantages. And disposable vape as one of the most affordable vape products that you can find in a vape shop takes the best-selling rank for granted. However, every coin has two sides, disposable vapes may bring you a more convenient and healthier method to intake nicotine, but are disposable vapes harmful? Today I will share some health information about disposable vapes.
Compared to combustible cigarettes, disposable vapes are less harmful, but they are still not safe
The vital difference between smoking and vaping is the ignition method. Smoking is realised by burning tobacco leaves which will release over 7,000 chemicals and most of them are toxic that including tar, CO2, and other carcinogenic chemical substances. While vaping is realised by heating the e-liquid and getting the e-liquid vapourized then inhaling into our body. And a qualified e-liquid is made from rather simple ingredients which are VG, PG, nicotine, and flavourings. Research said that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking, there is no doubt that vaping exposes you to fewer toxic chemicals than smoking combustible cigarettes, and that is much contributed to a qualified e-liquid.
However, an outbreak of lung disease and deaths associated with vaping occurred in Feb. 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed 2,807 cases of vaping-associated lung injury (EVALI) and 68 deaths due to that condition. Nevertheless, those cases appear to affect people who modify their vaping e-liquids or use black market modified e-liquids. And those uncensored e-liquids contain THC. What’s more, the CDC has tested and deeded vitamin E acetate as a concerned chemical among people with EVALI. Vitamin E acetate is a thickening agent usually used in THC vaping products, and it was found in all lung fluid samples of EVALI patients examined by the CDC.
Disposable vapes are as addictive as combustible cigarettes
Disposable vapes even reputable brands like Elf Bar and Geek Bar are pre-filled with nicotine-added e-liquids. Though there are different nicotine strengths to choose from 0mg, 10mg, and 20mg, people who are addicted to nicotine would tend to choose the highest nicotine strength, and 20mg is the highest nicotine strength you can find in the UK vape market according to the TPD Compliance. People sometimes can absorb more nicotine by using disposable vapes than cigarettes, therefore, disposable vapes are as addictive as combustible cigarettes or even more.
Disposable vapes are bad for your heart and lungs
Well, the chief culprit that causes harm is also nicotine. Nicotine is not only a highly addictive chemical substance but also toxic. It causes you to crave smoking and suffer from withdrawal symptoms if you ignore the craving. What’s more, it raises your blood pressure and irritates your adrenaline, which increases your heart rate and the possibility of having a heart attack. Sometimes intaking excessive nicotine may lead to nicotine poisoning, as well. However, the long term effect of vaping on the lungs is not found yet, but it is clear to see that exposing yourself to those different chemicals is not likely safe.
Advice on choosing disposable vapes
As I mentioned above, uncensored and unqualified e-liquids that contain THC and Vitamin E acetate could lead to a rather severe injury to the lungs. Consequently, your first step is to find a reliable and compliant supplier, then choose a qualified and reputable brand, and Elf Bars are rather good to pick because they offer a wide range of different flavours and different nicotine strengths to choose from, even a novice vaper can easily nail it. Last but not least, we can see many young people vaping on the street or on the Tiktok, and that’s not a good trend, you must be 18 or above to vape in the UK. Do not vape if you do not smoke, either. Stay healthy and cheers!