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Smoking vs. Vaping: The FACTS

Smoking directly causes 480,000 deaths per year, in the U.S. alone, as reported by the CDC.

To date, there have been ZERO deaths that have been directly linked to people using FDA regulated vape products, as intended.


There are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes. When burned, cigarettes create more than 7,000 chemicals. At least 69 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer, and many are toxic.

E-Liquid manufacturers have been FDA regulated since May of 2016.


In FDA regulated vape juices, there are 4 ingredients including nicotine and flavoring.

The tar in cigarettes is the same waterproof substance that is used to patch asphalt, which is why it’s so hard for the lungs to clear it.


Nicotine is found in high concentration in spinach, tomatoes, eggplant, potatoes and bell peppers.


Phillip Morris (parent company of Marlboro) has experienced over a BILLION dollar loss of revenue last year alone.


An Oxford study found vaping to be 95% less harmful than smoking.


Approximately 16,500,000 US citizens have quit smoking since vaping was popularized in 2011.

The byproduct of vaping is water vapor.


Nicotine increases blood pressure and should not be used by people who are predisposed to high BP or heart disease.


Companies that make and sell vape products outside of FDA regulations, are considered “black market”. Black Market products, containing THC, was a commonality in 78% of the 514 cases of lung injury that the CDC has analyzed while a separate study reported that 66% of patients had specifically used Dank Vapes, a black-market manufacturer of ambiguous origin that purports to contain 90% THC.


The latest research shows a strong link between sick patients and Vitamin E Acetate, which has been used to thicken black market THC oils.


The take-away:

If you don't vape already, don't start. If you smoke, the best thing is to quit. I believe the second best thing is to switch to vaping. That said, it is just now being studied. Here's the most comprehensive study I've found. If you don't have time to read the whole thing, skip to the results portion.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5693960/


“There are two possibilities for what's causing the severe lung damage.” said Dr. Michael Siegel, a professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health. “The first is lung damage caused by inhaling viscous oils, which are sometimes added as thickening agents to black-market vaping products, especially to THC-vaping cartridges” he said.

One such oil is called vitamin E acetate, and it was found in many — but not all — of the product samples from patients, which were recently tested by federal officials. Of the 225 THC-containing products tested, 47% contained vitamin E acetate, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported in a news conference on Oct. 11.




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