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Side Effects of Vaping
Got a thing for e-cigarettes? So, you think they’re so much safer than regular ones? Um…..NOT!
In fact, there are a number of side effects that come with vaping. Some of these side effects are due to the chemicals in the actual vapor. And these chemicals like those in cigarettes, are cancer-causing!
Not surprisingly, a recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics revealed the presence of harmful chemicals in teens who vape. . NBC News recently reported on this study.
As if this wasn’t bad enough, there were also heavy metals found in the released vapors, according to a Bloomberg School of Public Health Study.
Do you need more reasons than cancer causing chemicals and heavy metals to quit Vaping? Okay, then let’s go ahead and explore a few other side effects of vaping:
Ever noticed a change in the color of your urine during or after vaping; more like looking dark yellow instead of pale yellow? If yes, there’s a good chance that you’re dehydrated.
As we know, dehydration is nothing new — it affects everyone including those who don’t use e-cigarettes.
It is, however, important to note that you’re more likely to get dehydrated if you vape and of course, you should do what you can to take care of the situation.
Besides the dark yellow urine, you should also look out for dry skin, fatigue, and dry eyes. If you must vape, please be sure to at least drink your water.
Some vapers like to enjoy a throat hit every now and then. For those who might not know, throat hit is the feeling you get when nicotine is inhaled — it also typically happens when the vapor from your e-cigarette travels down the throat.
Essentially, throat hits can dry out your throat “if” you haven’t mastered your vaping technique, and then of course, you’ll have to deal with a sore throat over time from the way you vape.
But even more disturbing is that this painful throat could be due to e-juices that have high amounts of PG (propylene glycol). For those who might not know, PG is a hygroscopic liquid that attracts water molecules and holds onto them.
In addition, according to an article by Dr. Axe, this chemical is not well researched in regards to human safety (and when inhalation is the means of exposure, we just don’t really knows).
He stated in his article that there could be potential for several negative symptoms of PG inhalation, including neurological side effects. You can read more details on his post here.
Dry mouth typically comes as a result of dehydration, but it can also be the side effect of vaping with an e-juice that contains the previously discussed chemical, propylene glycol.
Do you find yourself coughing when vaping for the first time? If yes, you’re not alone. According to one study, over 50 percent of people reported coughing the first time they vaped. Even though there’s a good chance of coughing during your first vape, you’re likely to stop once your body gets used to the process.
But don’t you think coughing is a sign that your body dislikes what’s going into the lungs? Coughing is a natural process that occurs when you need to expel something harmful from the airways.
As you probably expected, you’re likely to experience more side effects of vaping. Actually, headaches can happen if you take excessive amounts of nicotine at any given time. What’s more, the headache is likely to continue if you take too much nicotine throughout the day.
So how can you prevent it? Well, if you’re experiencing terrible headaches, I’ll recommend you reduce your nicotine intake — And on that note, how about quitting vaping altogether?
This condition arises when you use a particular e-juice over and over again. It’s linked to losing the taste of your favorite cotton candy e-juice (or whatever flavor that tickles your fancy). Doesn’t this alarm you just a tad?
Seems to me like there could be damage to the taste buds happening as you continue to vape. But hey, I can’t prove that.
So, hopefully, that is enough information to get you thinking about the harmful side effects of vaping. Now tell me, do you have enough ammo to make you want to quit today?