First of all, if you do not smoke, then do not vape. Nicotine is about as addictive as heroin and you will want to avoid being an addict.
E-cigarettes heat nicotine (extracted from tobacco), flavourings and other chemicals to create an aerosol that you inhale. Regular tobacco cigarettes contain 7,000 chemicals, many of which are toxic. There is almost no doubt that they expose you to fewer toxic chemicals than traditional cigarettes thus making them healthier than cigarettes.
Cigarettes are taxable and their health concerns by governments are really to justify taxation on cigarettes, because vaping is technically not taxable, they stand to lose and therefore the people who tax cigarettes are competing with vaping and release bogus data about the dangers of vaping.
The data brands all e-cigarettes when the issue was related to badly made vaping oils and not vaping. The quality of the vaping cartridges is key to vaping having minimal health effects. If food one buys from the local store has been contaminated, it does not make the food unhealthy instead it is unhealthy because it has been contaminated but that is what anti vaping science suggests. Vaping is simply nicotine vapour that is inhaled, the smoke portion is purely to mimic a cigarette and is water vapour. Clearly healthier than cigarettes.
“Since 2009, FDA has pointed out that e-cigarettes contain “detectable levels of known carcinogens and toxic chemicals to which users could be exposed.” For example, in e-cigarette cartridges marketed as “tobacco-free,” the FDA detected a toxic compound found in antifreeze, tobacco-specific compounds that have been shown to cause cancer in humans, and other toxic tobacco-specific impurities. Another study looked at 42 of these liquid cartridges and determined that they contained formaldehyde, a chemical known to cause cancer in humans. Formaldehyde was found in several of the cartridges at levels much higher than the maximum EPA recommends for humans. In 2017, a study published in the Public Library of Science Journal showed that significant levels of benzene, a well-known carcinogen, were found in the vapor produced by several popular brands of e-cigarettes.”
There is no reason to put chemicals in e-cigarettes, so trusted manufacturers of cartridges is important. Do not dope the cartridge with dangerous chemicals.
E-cigarettes contain nicotine but not many of the harmful substances produced by smoking tobacco, such as tar or carbon monoxide. However, there has been debate about exactly how safe their long-term use is.
The study, involving 181 smokers or ex-smokers, has been described as “landmark” as it is thought to be the first (or at least one of the first) looking at long-term vaping outcomes in “real world” users. Previous studies of this kind have mainly relied on laboratory equipment, or animal research, to estimate the long-term effects of e-cigarettes.
The volunteers completed questionnaires and provided breath, saliva and urine samples. The researchers found significantly lower levels of toxic chemicals and cancer-causing substances (carcinogens) in the samples of those of former smokers who had been using e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) compared to current smokers.
Another noted result is that current smokers who may be trying to reduce their risk of harm by switching between e-cigarettes and normal cigarettes may be saving money, but doing little for their health. “Combination users” still had very high levels of toxins and carcinogens
This study provides evidence that e-cigarettes and NRT can reduce harm to smokers by reducing exposure to toxic chemicals. The evidence would also seem to support Public Health England’s 2015 report that “E-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than tobacco”.