Are E-Cigarettes Bad For Health? Here’s What Studies Say…
Adults Don’t Think Exposure to Secondhand Vaping Is Bad For Kids But Studies Suggests Something Else.
We have been getting warning signs from different sources that “Smoking is injurious to health” and this warning includes even in the cigarette packets. In the recent years, many studies revealed the detrimental effects of smoking cigars. By now, everyone is aware of this fact. Even if you don’t smoke, the exposure to cigarette smoke is equally dangerous to those who smoke directly. But what about the effects of vaping?
The users of e-cigarettes and other vaping products have become extensive in the recent years. According to a recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “many adults don’t think exposure to secondhand vaping is bad for kids” despite the toxic ingredients present in it.
As per NPR, 40 percent of adults being surveyed revealed that the exposure to secondhand aerosol caused “little” or “some” harm to children.
A few years back, vaping was considered to be risk-free. In 2014, USA Today publication disclosed that e-cigarettes do not contain carcinogens and vaping users do not contain any risk for secondhand exposure. But, according to a government website, Know the Risks suggested that aerosol is harmful and quite dangerous because it contains nicotine and ultrafine particles which is venomous to the lungs.
Dr. Brian King, Deputy Director for Research Translation at CDC says, “We didn’t really see the use of these products increases among adults or youth until around 2011 or 2012”. Brian King explained to NPR, “It ultimately comes down to a lack of knowledge over the inherent risks of these products”.
In a December 2016 report, according to the Surgeon General, e-cigarettes and vaping are considered as a “major health concern” as nicotine, heavy metals and tiny particles can harm the lungs.
Compared to the traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes and vaping gained popularity among the youngsters. A CDC report revealed that 90 percent of youngsters who use e-cigarettes prefer flavored products like menthol, candy, fruit and chocolate. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, e-cigarettes tend to be the most commonly used form of tobacco in the U.S.
According to the survey, people who smoked and are currently smoking think that e-cigarette emissions cause no harm. And the revelation is made more by men than the women that exposure to vaping doesn’t cause any harm. This polling was done among 4000 adults around the country. This study was published in Preventing Chronic Disease according to NPR.
Last year, FDA passed a rule to ban the distribution of free samples and also the selling of e-cigarettes to minors was forbidden. The American Lung Association suggested and cautioned children not to expose to secondhand e-cigarette aerosol, according to NPR report.
The exact peril of secondhand exposure to vaping is still dubious as given the fact that e-cigarette is a new phenomenon. It is obvious that more research is needed.