It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that inhaling chemicals is not a good idea…despite what the kooks in the vaping industry tell you.
The Sacramento Bee reports that despite that logic, sales of vaping devices and e-cigarettes, which heat up nicotine-filled liquid into an aerosol that is then inhaled, have grown into a more than $8 billion per year worldwide behemoth, Bloomberg reported.
E-liquid is relatively cheap, and the vapor generally doesn’t linger like smoke and bother others. The vapor is less irritating to the lungs and throat, and there is a seemingly endless buffet of flavors and nicotine strengths to choose from.
Those draws have made smoking e-cigarettes and other vaping devices attractive for young people who are turned off by tobacco, as well as for existing smokers looking for a way to keep the habit but ditch the health issues.
A growing body of evidence however is beginning to chip away at the idea that vaping is a safe alternative to smoking. Now a new study from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore finds e-cigarettes are leaking toxic heavy metals into the vapor users are inhaling.
The vaping industry claims they are helping people stop smoking. That’s just great. Thanks for caring so much about everyone’s health vaping industry. Thanks for depositing dangerous metals like lead, chromium, and nickel and manganese into our kid’s lungs. Tanks for the lung, brain and heart damage, as well as cancer.
Maybe they should make a move…they could call it “Thank you for vaping”.