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E-Cigarettes - Are they Safe?

Date: 8 May 18

Author: Jimmy Nicks


E-cigarette usage and vaping get a lot of bad press. And you need to wonder why. You really do. Many argue, and often quite rightly, there is no proof they are not doing us harm.  


And that argument is valid. As valid as there is no proof our mobile phones aren't producing brain tumors, bacon isn't causing cancer, and the air we breathe is not full of toxins.


It is not quantitative to measure consumables in absence of harm which may not exist. That does not make sense. Yet, oddly, this is how we live our lives.


All substances we put in our bodies will have an effect. From your salad to your Sals pizza, to your Ginseng e-liquid, everything is a chemical and has a response to our human make up, which is also a bunch of chemicals. Whenever we combine our body’s chemistry with the foreign material we are altering our own internal makeup.


But it is one thing to argue lack of proof and another to fear monger. And governments more and more use this tactic. If you want to know why this is happening, have a read of this article which delves into the Australian current stance on vaping.


In this day and age, we navigate through a landscape of propaganda to work out what is safe and what is real. If what you are consuming has an adverse effect on you, don't do it. If you are not sure, research it and find the effect the consumable is having on others. But let's not have an adverse reaction to products because of what may be, or how a few people mistreat them, or what the government tells us.


No one has died as a direct result of e-cigarettes since they were first sold in 2004. No one has developed cancer from vaping. We cannot quantify how many people have not died from analog cigarettes since they started vaping, because there is no measurable quantity to quantify. 


Millions of people breath out trillions amount of vape every day, and we have no deaths or cancers as a result. Yet people in large numbers die every single day due to smoking.


Do not let the government shut vaping down because they are more concerned with money than health. Let’s improve what we have and make it even healthier and safer than it already is.

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