Unlock the Truth about Vaping to Improve Your Health

December 27, 2018

Large, white clouds of vapor are appearing in our community.

“Tobacco cigarettes have more than fifty years of research compiled. We are nowhere near that when it comes to e-cigarettes,” states a local Public Health Educator.

We do not know all the effects vaping has on our health. So, is it safe to think it is harmless? No. E-cigarette users breathe in ingredients such as:

  • propylene glycol
  • vegetable glycerin
  • additives
  • flavor ingredients
  • fine metals particles

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted some of these as safe for eating but not breathing in.

So, what do we know about vaping?

  • Early studies show flavor ingredients normally found in e-juices may result in lung disease.
  • The vapor breathed in has been shown to hurt your heart and could lead to heart disease.
  • Non-users can unintentionally breathe in nicotine if they are exposed to the vapor indoors.
  • The odds of developing asthma go up about 50% for youth who use e-cigarettes.Research on the effects of vaping continues to take place. The only safe smoking is not smoking. This applies to vaping as well. Here are more ways to take extra precaution:

Move you and your family away from secondhand smoke and vapor clouds.

Use the air re-circulation button in your car when around other smoking or vaping vehicles.

If you vape (or smoke), do not do it in vehicles and take it outside to protect others.

Ready to make a change?  As of today, the FDA has not approved e-cigarettes as a way to quit smoking. There is help. Call the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) today to get free help quitting tobacco, 2-week supply of FREE nicotine replacement therapy (gum, lozenge or patch) available while supplies last.