It goes without saying that the human lungs are by and large the most harshly effected part of the body by tobacco smoke especially since we know there is a connection between smoking and lung cancer. However, does vaping pose the same threats to lung health as tobacco? Cigarette smoke contains over 7000 carcinogens and noxious chemicals. Consider the last time you willingly poured chemicals on the outside of your body let alone the inside, I’ll wait.
In contrast, think about millions of people paying a premium for the opportunity to fill a crucial, life-giving component inside their bodies with poisonous chemicals. In fact, they do this not once, but numerous times throughout the day by smoking tobacco. They couldn’t get the same amount of chemical exposure working at a facility that makes chemicals. Know why? Because companies that produce chemicals want to protect their employees from them.
Smoking And Lung Cancer Under The Microscope
According to the American Lung Association 90 percent of lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking tobacco. Not just a result, caused. In other words, the decision to smoke cigarettes prematurely brought about the majority of these deaths. This doesn’t even include those resulting from chronic pulmonary disease or COPD.
Common smoking-related illnesses such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis fall under the category of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Smoking causes 80 percent of all lung disease-related deaths.
What About Vaping?
Bronchiolitis obliterans, also known as popcorn lung, is a serious lung condition with similar effects to COPD. A group of disreputable ejuice manufacturers were adding a chemical called diacetyl to their mixtures unbeknownst to users. Diacetyl was identified as the cause of this serious lung disease.
From this well-publicized problem, the vaping community learned a valuable lesson from the effects of purchasing cheap products. Specifically, buying inexpensive e-cig products from unverified sources and manufacturers could affect their health. This fostered a marketplace of trusted businesses.
From a culture that prides itself on DIY entrepreneurship and innovation, an industry of responsible producers introduced products that they could pride themselves on offering. Much of the quality and integrity in the vaping marketplace stems from the fact that many of the manufacturers are vapers themselves. Their goal to offer a product they wish had been available to them without having to start their own business.