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Is vegetable glycerin safe for inhalation? Like for vaporizers

Is vegetable glycerin safe for inhalation? Like for vaporizers

Vegetable glycerin: The most common side effect of inhalation of e-liquid containing vegetable glycerin is a dry mouth, sore throat, and thirst. These symptoms usually last a few days as the body gets used to the vegetable glycerin. These symptoms can be lessened by drinking more water and liquids then usual. ...Read more

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Are vegetable glycerin/nicotine-free e-cigs still bad for you?

Are vegetable glycerin/nicotine-free e-cigs still bad for you?

Yikes: Anything you suck into your lungs that isn't A-100, genuine,FDA approved,100% pure,clean,beautiful, natural air is NOT good for you (unless it's a medication you need to take).And nicotine?What's this thing with nicotine?It sucks! Try this: keep your eyes closed when you smoke--aha, not so much fun, is it?It's that visual thing, and it is oh so cool these new electronic cigs. Give it up. Not cool. ...Read more

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Is vegetable glycerin safe for inhalation? As in use for vaporizers

Safe, but...: Vegetable glycerin itself is safe. What concerns me is that you want to smoke e-cigarettes(that is what you mean by "vaporizers", right? Please read this article from the American Academy of Pediatrics before you get into this habit. You obviously care for your health to ask the question. http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/teen/substance-abuse/Pages/E-cigarettes.aspx ...Read more

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Is it bad to start vaping when you have no history of smoking? If I use 100% vegetable glycerin and use no nicotine in the mixture?

Not rec.: Vaping is not proven to be safe, although we do know that nicotine is definitely harmful. I would not recommend that you start vaping. Avoid second smoke exposure if you can. ...Read more

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Is vaping with 0mg nicotine safe while pregnant (To help ease the habit)? The ingredients are: water, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin,& flavoring

Not recomended: inhaling aerosolized chemicals isnt best for you or for the baby. Vaping is a new product in the market and the effect on lungs/babies are still not fully understood. I would use this time to kick the habit to ensure that you give your baby the full potential to grow without interruptions by potential stressors like smoke ...Read more

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What is the shelf life for glycerin tablet?

What is the shelf life for glycerin tablet?

Nitroglycerin??: nitroglycerin is pretty sensitive to light and won't last long - check the bottle for expiration date, and don't count on it to help past that time. if you mean glycerol (like for inducing BM) that is unlikely to ever go bad. ...Read more

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How effective are glycerin suppositories?

How effective are glycerin suppositories?

Good: They could be quite effective. But if constipation continues please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a glycerin suppository?

What are the effects of a glycerin suppository?

None: It's an inert substance that makes your stools come out. However, if you use it in excess, like anything else in life, you will develop problems. ...Read more