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Doctor insights on: Water Vapor Cigarette Health Risk

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Are vapor electronic cigarettes bad for you? Are they dangerous to your health?

Are vapor electronic cigarettes bad for you? Are they dangerous to your health?

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

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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?

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

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Can you tell me, are water-vapor cigarette's safe ?

Can you tell me, are water-vapor cigarette's safe ?

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

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Are e cigarettes and vapor cigarettes just as harmful as real cigarettes? Can they cause cancer as well or are they better for you?

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

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Are vapor cigarettes better than actual smoking?

Are vapor cigarettes better than actual smoking?

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

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Can vapor cigarettes affect asthma?

Can vapor cigarettes affect asthma?

A Hooka?: Do you mean a nicotine e-cigarette or inhaling tobacco via a hooka? The nicotine would not affect the asthma much if at all but I am not aware that this has been studied. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about the vapor electronic cigarettes and if there is any side effects?

Does anyone know about the vapor electronic cigarettes and if there is any side effects?

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

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What are your opinions & what should I know about nicotine vapor inhalers? Better than cigarettes, i'd think, but i want a professional opinion?

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

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How safe are electronic cigarettes using propylene glycol as the "vapor" for asthmatics? Better than real cigarettes?

Electronic cigarette: Always difficult to tell what will be an irritant to an asthmatics. Probably one if the biggest benefits of an electronic cigarette is that it precludes exposure to some of the carcinogens found in tobacco products. Also reduces negative side effects that nicotine has on the cardiovascular/cns/respiratory/ other organ systems. ...Read more

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Any idea at all what cardiovascular implications the vapor type electronic cigarettes have are they any better than reg. Cigarettes at all?

Any idea at all what cardiovascular implications the vapor type electronic cigarettes have are they any better than reg. Cigarettes at all?

Controversial : Nobody knows, but there's no doubt that young people are being targeted for marketing by the vaping industry. Clearly addictive. Check this out from webmd: http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/electronic-cigarettes ...Read more

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Is using nicorette (nicotine gum) gum or vapor cigarettes better than actual smoking?

Is using nicorette (nicotine gum) gum or vapor cigarettes better than actual smoking?

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 (bupropion) & 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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What is the best way to stop smoking cigarettes? I'm using the vapor inhaler but i still want the cigs... :/ thanks!

What is the best way to stop smoking cigarettes? I'm using the vapor inhaler but i still want the cigs... :/ thanks!

BlockingNicotineBest: Since nicotine plays key role in maintaining the addition, blocking it best track record. Varenicline was developed for this; using it + motivation (i.e. Fear of real smoking consequences) along with constant support from others, has best track record; >50% success @ 1 yr. Don't be put off by the fear mongering; recruit friends to help monitor your responses, start very low dose ; slowly increase. ...Read more

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Vegan,non-drinker,non-smoker.Is it actually safe 2 smoke vapor cigarettes?Ones w flavors?Is there nicotine in them?Mite enjoy it unless it's unhealthy

Vegan,non-drinker,non-smoker.Is it actually safe 2 smoke vapor cigarettes?Ones w flavors?Is there nicotine in them?Mite enjoy it unless it's unhealthy

Unknown: There is very little known about effects of vapor in the short term or long term. They haven't been around long enough. . There are ones without nicotine or with different amounts of nicotine, but any of them have other chemicals in them if nothing more than the flavoring and as far as I know there is no information about these other chemicals and no quality control ...Read more

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Is there any harmful effects from breathing second-hand vapor from electronic cigarettes?

Is there any harmful effects from breathing second-hand vapor from electronic cigarettes?

We don't know.: It's not a reassuring answer but we don't know if electronic cigarettes are safe or harmful. They have found some cancer-causing chemicals in the electronic cigarettes. And right now, it's a wild west scene. They are not regulated by the fda. So ... Stay tuned. ...Read more

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Are the nicotine free water vapor hookah pens/e-cigs bad for you in any way?

Yes: Inhaling substances into the airways acts as a respiratory irritant. ...Read more