Nicotine Poisoning and Vapes: The Truth Revealed
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Is it true you can get nicotine poisoning from vapes? We explore this clouded topic.Often with vaping, the facts can become muddied and blurred and it can sometimes get to the unfortunate point where it's hard to know what's real and what's not. One day, for instance, we're told that vapes are as bad as cigarettes, and almost the next day comes a raft of new studies based on solid scientific research showing that e-cigarettes are almost harmless compared to deadly smoking. It's no wonder the public is confused, and, as pretty much usual, it's a hysterical media blowing things way out of proportion and wanting to attract readers with sensational headlines that have little to do with reality. That's why we're happy to run our popular blog, so we can cut through the great mounds of media nonsense and bring you the truth. We know that vaping is important to so many people who were former smokers and suffered all the many health risks as a result. Now, they're able to finally kick their unhealthy habit with the use of vapes and regain control over their lives. It would be a travesty if this wasn't allowed to happen. And in a way, it's understandable that there still exists a great deal of confusion about e-cigarettes, because it's one of the newest industries around and has only really ballooned here in the UK in the last few years — we are all still finding out about it, but finally, we're able to deliver a big slice of the truth. This includes the subject of nicotine poisoning and vapes, which is one that certainly has been blown up by the tabloids for their own monetary gain. If they dealt in the truth, instead of continual reams of fiction, they might get more reader respect.
What Is Nicotine, Actually?Most of us know that cigarettes are packed full of nicotine; it's practically the only famous, if not infamous, substance cigarettes contain. Ask anyone what else is in smokes and you might get "tar" and that's about it. It turns out, however, that there are thousands of chemicals in cigarettes, and we now know that at least 70 of them cause various cancers in the human body. These are just some of the extremely harmful elements you inhale each time you smoke a cigarette:
- Formaldehyde — used in the embalming process;
- Hydrogen cyanide — deployed for executions in gas chambers;
- Lead — a heavy element that leads to brain, kidney and other organ failures;
- Nitric oxide — otherwise known as acid rain;
- Quinoline — a substance known to cause genetic mutations and used as a solvent in resins;
- Carbon monoxide — the stuff that comes out of your car exhaust; inhale enough of it and you'll quickly die.