Vaping is considered a substitute for smoking but there are several differences between the two. Although both blanket you in a gaseous cloud that can be inhaled and exhaled, vaping is considered far safer than the latter. Here are a few reasons why:

Why is Vaping Safer?

Smoke is created from combustion. Without fire, there is no smoke. Combustion (the process of burning) produces new chemicals after oxidation. The strong smell of smoke lingers in the room for a long time. Tobacco smoke also contains carbon monoxide which is harmful to the body.

Vapor, on the other hand, is when a substance turns into gas at a lower temperature than its point of combustion. The chemicals remain the same. For instance, the water turns into vapor when boiled. Although the form changes from liquid to gas, the chemicals remain the same. The scent of vapor is less intrusive and dissipates quickly. Some flavors can be pleasant. Now comes the question: why is vaping so popular? Is it safe to vape water?

The Pros and Cons of Vaping Water

While a number of liquids are safe for vaping, such as Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG), vaping water comes with a few challenges. The hot steam can scald the mouth or cause severe injuries. Neither does it produce a thick cloud of smoke that is responsible for the vaping experience. Water is used primarily to dilute high concentrations of VG juices which are otherwise highly viscous. Highly concentrated liquids may also trigger allergies. Distilled water is hence used to dilute the juices by 5 to 15%, depending on personal preference.

When you vape water, the hot steam tends to condense in your mouth. It can burn the lips, tongue, and pharynx. But by the time it reaches the lungs, the vapor turns to body temperature doing little to no harm. However, regular water vaping does not guarantee harmless effects.

Why is Vaping Popular?

There’s a fun side to vaping. It is the thrill of blowing huge clouds but with vaping water, don’t expect that either. Once you inhale the steam, it condenses and turns back into the water at once. That can’t possibly translate into much fun. What is more, fun is vaping the flavors added to water to enhance the vaping experience. The whiff of different scents can offer a greater thrill.

Vaping is popular because it is considered a rather benign alternative to smoking. The carcinogens and other dangerous chemicals in cigarettes are dangerous to health. Vaping averts the health crisis by providing a safer alternative. It does not contain the harmful elements triggered by smoking cigarettes. Smoking in public also creates health risks to others around.

However, it is always good to practice vaping with caution. Even over-the-counter medicines such as certain pain relievers carry side effects. While e-cigarettes are far less harmful than combustible cigarettes, no product is foolproof.

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