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Water Vapor Cigarette Health Risk
What are the health risks of a nicotine vapor pipe? Is it safe? Is it safer than cigarettes ? Is it a safer alternative to cigarettes?
Regardless: All forms of smoking are associated with bad affects from second hand smoke to lightest tar amount. These health hazards are evident regardless of the source of the smoke, pipe, cigarets, vapor pipe or hookah. Regardless, they all contain unhealthy chemicals. Try to quit smoking. Ask your PCP for help and referral to CBT. ...Read more
We don't know: It was not randomized control trail conducted to support safety, benefits and efficacy of e-cigarettes. The jury is out there. ...Read more
Presumably...: We presume that vapor cigarettes are safer than regular cigarettes but we technically don't know the safety of the vapor so we can't yet truly be sure. ...Read more
Are e cigarettes and vapor cigarettes just as harmful as real cigarettes? Can they cause cancer as well or are they better for you?
Addiction: If you are trying to stop smoking tobacco, they may help you. If you are thinking of taking up e-cigs as a non-smoker, you are VERY ill-advised. You're asking to become a slave to the most potent of all addictions. The cancer risk is probably real though not really so high. But who wants to a slave to something that's not even really any fun? ...Read more
Nicotine: The e-cigarette still contain nicotine but not the tar. The side effects of nicotine that include vasoconstriction, and high bp, atherosclerotic effect, osteoporotic effect, gastritis and ulcer development, are still going to be there. In short, e-cigarette is used to wean down smoking to zero but not a permanent substitute for smoking, it still will be addicting. ...Read more
What are your opinions & what should I know about nicotine vapor inhalers? Better than cigarettes, i'd think, but i want a professional opinion?
E-cigs: It is definitely better than cigarette as the tar is removed which is the more carcinogenic part. It should be used in decremental manner to get off smoking . It is still addicting as it has the nicotine. It causes vasoconstriction and increase in blood pressure, it causes deposition of cholesterol in blood vessels, and despite not known to be carcinogenic it may trigger cancer cells to multiply. ...Read more
Any idea at all what cardiovascular implications the vapor type electronic cigarettes have are they any better than reg. Cigarettes at all?
Education & support: Nicotine replacement (gum or patch) continues the addiction to nicotine. At some point u will have to go through withdrawal. Smoking cessation programs often offer gum & patch but u can quit w just the support & education. There's also nicotine anonymous, based on the 12 steps of aa. Wellbutrin & Chantix r meds that can help w cravings but neither works 4 everyone. Nic cravings r only 3-5 mins. ...Read more
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