Is Vaping Safe?
E-cigarettes, vape pens and other electronic smoking devices have become increasingly popular in recent years.
Their surge in usage is partly due to the fact that they are marketted as the 'safe' alternative to traditional cigarette smoking.
But is this claim actually true?
While vaping is technically less damaging than smoking, it is still not safe.
They may expose users to less toxins and chemicals than traditional cigarettes, but we already have a range of confirmed deaths that stem directly from "e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury" (EVALI).
They have also been shown to result in high blood pressure and increased risk of heart attack, and there is emerging evidence to suggest links to chronic lung disease and asthma
On top of all this, they are still as addictive as traditional cigarettes, and statistically don't assist in quitting smoking.
A whole new generation of Australians are getting addicted to a hamrful substance being marketted under the pretense of safety.
It needs to stop.
We understand that the process of quitting nicotine is not an easy one, but if you or someone you know uses either electronic or traditional cigarettes, it's vital that you begin to take steps in the right direction.
Book an appointment with your GP, and work out a plan to kick the habit and improve the quality and length of your life.
Breathe well, live well.