Breaking news! Inhaling flavored chemical vapors isn’t healthy.
No one should be surprised.
New research from the American Heart Association indicates that vaping isn’t a miraculous alternative to smoking. A new study shows that nine common vape juice flavorings can damage blood vessels. That’s all of the vape juices they tested.
Really, it should come as no surprise that vaping can have detrimental effects on your health. While new and not yet subject to decades of medical research like cigarettes, vaping operates on a similar principle. You’re inhaling chemicals.
Worse, the explosive popularity of flavored vape juices means that private companies are scrambling to develop exciting and addictive new flavors—whether or not they are safe for users in the long run.
The AHA tested a batch of vape juice flavorings on endothelial cells, which line blood vessels and the interior of the heart. The study indicates that these chemicals are dangerous even at low levels over 90 minutes of vaping. This can lead to inflammation and other adverse health risks.
E-cigarettes are marketed as a safer alternative to smoking, but the scientific community has not yet confirmed these grandiose claims. While most of us know how dangerous smoking can for your lungs, that doesn’t mean that vaping won’t have new and exciting health problems. E-cigarettes are a new market for established tobacco companies and flavored juices are a great way to attract new users, especially children. Flavors have fun, trendy names but they aren’t subject to the level of testing or oversight that they require to keep users safe from toxic chemicals.
Next time don’t buy the hype and be careful what you suck into your lungs.