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Does Anyone Still Believe Vaping Is Safe?

February 15, 2017 | 1,104 views recently featured a controversial study on vaping. Citing several European based studies, they argued that vaping is less harmful than smoking cigarettes. This conclusion was based on saliva and urine tests. When compared to smokers, “vapers” had substantially lower levels of toxins and carcinogens. 

The authors were even more surprised to discover that vapers toxic load was in some cases lower than those who used medically approved nicotine replacement products. The flaw in the study is obvious. The toxic burden imposed by vaping can be entirely removed by complete cessation. Comparing vaping to other forms of nicotine replacement is neither germane nor informative. 

Total abstinence from all nicotine products is the best way to take control of your health. If you smoke e-cigarettes, you may take comfort in the conclusions of these studies but you need to be aware of the potential dangers. E-cigarettes come with serious risks, including exposure to the "popcorn lung" chemical diacetyl and other chemicals with every puff.

E-cigarette use is especially prominent among current and former cigarette smokers, many of whom use them to help break their smoking habit. But, does it really work? A study published in late 2014 showed that smokers who used e-cigarettes daily were more likely to quit tobacco, but those who used them intermittently were six times less likely to quit smoking tobacco.

There are better ways to quit smoking. First consume only nourishing whole foods and read through my comprehensive nutrition plan. It is also important to develop a well-rounded exercise regimen. I also recommend the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). It is an empowering tool that can clear out emotional blockages from your system, thus restoring your mind and body's balance and helping you break the addiction and avoid cravings.

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