Vaping devices have had a tremendous growth and their popularity has increased significantly among both smokers and non-smokers. However, still, many people do not know enough about vapes. Often at times, beginners start vaping without knowing any of the basics. There are all types of vapes in the market. While some vapes use 510 thread batteries, others use a different power source. However, the underlying principle of working is the same in all vapes.
Originally, vaping was introduced as the healthier alternative to cigarettes. According to some surveys by CDC (Centers for Disease and Control), teenagers in the United States have a greater tendency to use e-cigarettes and vapes.
What are vapes?
Traditionally, vapes are devices that are powered with a battery. Many of these are e-cigarettes, that are made to look like a real cigarette (but not always). Nevertheless, the term e-cigarettes and vapes are often used interchangeably.
In general, vapes involve a vaporized liquid which is inhaled using electronic devices. In this manner, it is quite similar to traditional cigarettes. Furthermore, they make use of e-juices, that often contains nicotine (which increases the risk of nicotine poisoning). When the liquid inside the vape gets heated, it does not burn like traditional cigarettes do.
The use of vapes or e-cigarettes is referred to as vaping. However, teens also refer to it as JUUL, which is a pod-type of this.
What should you know about vaping?
Vaping has now been around for more than a decade. Furthermore, it is constantly increasing in popularity, especially among young adults and teens. Originally, though, it was made popular as a device that helps you quit smoking. As a result of this, many people are of the view that vapes are typically healthier or harmless.
However, FDA does not really think that vapes are fully safe. Furthermore, they cannot even say for sure that vapes can help one get rid of cigarettes. In this regard, there is some evidence that smokers tend to be dual-users who use both vapes and regular cigarettes.
While they smoke regular cigarettes in the comfort of their space, they use a vape where smoking is not particularly acceptable such as at a friend’s place or a public park.
Are there any risks of vaping?
Well, whether vaping is totally risk free or not, is highly debatable. In fact, it is a debate that is constantly going on these days. People argue about the possible benefits, risks, and all the harmful side effects of vaping.
According to the University of North Carolina, vapes contain two chemicals that can be very toxic for the cells. Furthermore, it is also reported that other ingredients that are found in vape juices can be toxic for the body. This may result in weight gain and a range of other risk factors that include:
These devices may blow up
There have been a number of cases where vape devices have blown up. In fact, the number of explosions caused by these devices has increased in the United States. This is due to their distinct construction and shape.
Nicotine poisoning is a real risk
Liquid nicotine can be very dangerous, especially for younger children. There are increasing reports about nicotine poisoning among teenagers caused by vapes. Hence, parents should keep these devices out of the reach of teenagers and small children.
Vaping can be addictive
In many e-cigarette juices, nicotine is the major component. Nicotine, which is also present in cigarettes, is very addictive. Without this, a personal will suffer from withdrawal symptoms, just like a regular smokers. Hence, it beats the purpose of giving up an addiction.
Vapes are quite complex, and not as simple as regular cigarettes. Apart from taking care of the 510 threaded battery that it comes with, you must also care for its maintenance at all times. In this regard, it is a serious hobby that can take your time away.