Is Vaping a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes?
I stopped smoking cigarettes through vaping
- Anonymous3 months agoFavourite answer
The next step is to stop vaping. You don't need it. Neither do the people around you.
- Anonymous3 months ago
No, it proved to be worse, people died from vapes laced with vitamin e acetate, at least with cigs you (in theory) have years before complications kick in. Vaping is too new, we know what smoking does.
- 3 months ago
It is safer, but not safe. Cigarette smoke is filled with potent carcinogens which are not present in vape juices. Stick with reputable brands. And work toward getting off the vape pen as well.
Congrats on kicking the cigarette habit.
- MarcLv 73 months ago
The jury is still out on this
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- RWPossumLv 73 months ago
We don't know how dangerous vaping is yet. You're the "lab rat." I'll mention that there are very good ways to deal with stress that cost nothing or next to nothing, and they're safe.
The best stress management is personal. Deal with the things that are stressing you.
A really simple but effective thing - the habit of responding to moments of stress by slowing your breath.
Psychiatrists Brown and Gerbarg, who have published 6 papers on breathing and mental health, recommend a 3-part program of mind-body methods - breathing, meditation, and slow body movement. Incorporate these into your daily life. Be aware of changes in mood and respond mindfully, aware of your breathing. Details here -
Other things take some effort but they're very rewarding - things that make your life meaningful, like a good hobby, art, or volunteer work. Taking care of your health with the right exercise, etc. If you go to Metapsychology, you can read a psychologist's review of Dr Steve Ilardi's book ("a splendid book"). He's the therapist who headed a university lifestyle-depression project and developed a program for stress reduction.
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 73 months ago
We don't know how dangerous vaping is over the long term, because it hasn't been around for the long term. There was a problem that killed a few people, but we know what that was, it was a certain ingredient.
But however dangerous vaping turns out to be, it still wouldn't be nearly as dangerous as smoking. Nicotine is addictive but it's not a carcinogen. And you don't get all the tars in the tobacco.