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how harmful is vaping?

Discussion in 'Health and Legal Information' started by aloutos, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Ment

    Ment Legend

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    Unflavoured vg is perfectly vapeable (and it gives a reason for Smok tanks to exist), but I wouldn't worry too much about flavourings.

    Most are made artificially so there are no nasty natural ingredients to worry about. Stick to the big brands and mainstream flavours.
     
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  3. zouzounaki

    zouzounaki Olympian

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    Aye, I try and be very careful with flavours. I mostly use FA and Atmos Labs exclusively, with a couple from TFA now and then.
     
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  4. flearider

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    wow .. how harmful is it .. well let me tell you ..
    5 yrs ago I had pains in my chest and legs couldn't run or walk far now I can do an hr on the bike no problems ..I vape about 10-15ml a day ..
    as for flavours most have cleaned up there flavours so not such a worry anymore ..
     
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  6. Simon G

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    wait what? ..... you've never smoked and vaping has improved your health? ... is that what you are claiming here?
     
  7. oldhippydude

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    You prompted me to do the 0 flavour test I have been thinking about for ages.
    https://www.planetofthevapes.co.uk/...-thoughts-or-experiences.153739/#post-1673104
     
  8. flearider

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    lol yeah that would be great .. isn't it just taken that 99% of vapers smoked ? smoked since I was 9 ish .. gave up 5 yrs ago .. I'm 51
     
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  9. oldhippydude

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    True.
    But flavours will remain the major source of any potential unknown risks for quite a long time.
    Vg,pg and nicotine have all been studied extensively.
    There are many different chemicals in flavours and some have been removed over safety fears, we really can not tell whether others will have to be removed in the future.

    It is these uncertainties that are the main reason that organisations like Health England and Cancer Research use language like " vaping is likely to be at least 95% safer than smoking". Vaping may well turn out to be 98% safer than smoking but there are unknowns that mean that only time will tell. Flavours are the major source of unknowns because of the large number of chemicals involved.
     
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  10. jcage

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    Smoking is certainly much much more harmful
     

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