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Does anyone know if there are any negative effects to using a vape pen. My mum has just got one to try and help herself stop smoking and I'm not sure if this is good or not.
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2m, 1w agoPosted 2 months, 1 week ago
Does anyone know if there are any negative effects to using a vape pen. My mum has just got one to try and help herself stop smoking and I'm not sure if this is good or not.
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Public Health England estimate 95% safer than cigs after reviewing many scientific tests.

They smoke for the nicotine but die from the tar.

And the popcorn lung issue was really a non starter. The only proven cases were from people who actually worked in a popcorn factory for years. The industry mostly self regulated itself and removed the chemical from most reliable sources of juice anyway. Juices are much more rigourously tested these days and many reputable sources will list any known harmfull ingredients down to the "parts per billion" level.

As a tool to quit smoking it's immense.
Dont believe all you read in the mail. There is a lot of money at stake for tobacco and health product companies.

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#1
Google popcorn lung this has been linked to vape pens
#2
It is a healthier option to smoking, it is the tar mostly from cigarettes that causes bad health effects. I think they still studying the full effects of vaping and both have nicotine which is the addictive part.
#4
Hmmm a hard one. Vape or smoke a cigarette that can give you cancer, if not that COPD, diabetes, amputation, sight loss, impotence etc.

I'd say anything is better than lighting deadly nightshade and smoking it. Google deadly nightshade if you're not too sure.
#5
i use to smoke between 20 and 30 cigs a day for 41yrs

i started using an ego vape pen 3yrs ago, my breathing is lots better, not out of breath, no more coughing in the mornings

taste buds .... i can actually taste my food

i started off on the 12mg strength and slowly lowered it, im now on 1mg (i have to buy 4 zero strength and 1 bottle of 5mg and mix them together)

the cravings got better over time (about 12 months)

i could quite easily give up now, but i enjoy vaping in the evenings

your mum will feel the benefits in a couple of weeks

plus she isnt inhaling the poisons from all that smoke from cigs

the vape is just steam and the nicolite
#6


​Thanks for linking me this. Will show it to her and see what she says
#7
I would trust cigs over these any day - people seem to think its ok to smoke these in your face where they wouldnt a cig.. Theres no where near enough research into these and their effects.. id look for better alternatives xx
#8
better than cigarettes. ive been vaping for years and feel better than when I was smoking. cheaper and smell better too
#9
Nobody knows whats in vapes and changes constantly, many tests have shown dangerous chemicals and substances. I would not like to know one of my family was using them, tell her to see the nurse at her doctors for help with quitting smoking - plenty of legal things available now.
#10
paulahardy4
Google popcorn lung this has been linked to vape pens


​ Most liquids are diacetyl free (reputable sellers will have test sheets to prove this) and there are no proven links between vaping and 'popcorn lung'.
#11
I think they are a lot safer than smoking and even if they as dangerous as cigarettes bear this in mind.

1. They are cheaper.
2. They don't make your breath smell like an old ashtray just after you take a few drags.
3. They don't have a smell that sticks to your hair, clothes, car and home.
4. If your mum smokes in front of you then you will smell of smoke.

I don't mean the above to sound harsh or unkind but if you smoke, you smell of cigarettes and it's a hard smell to get rid of. I used to smoke for more than 30 years. I wanted to give up but I liked having a fag. I enjoyed it so why should I give it up. Then I found out my daughter was having a baby, first grandchild and I thought that's it I am going to try these ecig things. I used one for about the first week to 10 days still using normal cigarettes and then I gave up smoking altogether.

I still use the ecig but I haven't had a cigarette in over 4 years and have no desire to. Smoking is a very addictive habit. If your mum has decided to give up cigarettes and try an ecig it is a step in the right direction. I got the stop smoking kit free from the nhs. What a load of rubbish. Only the ecig worked for me.

There actually is no available data yet regarding the long term side effects of e-cigarettes as they haven't been around long enough but for the moment it's a much safer and cheaper option in my opinion. Just tell your mum not to buy her batteries and charges from a cheap outlet like ebay and get them from a proper store. The only dangers I have read about ecigs is about the batteries and chargers.

For the record I only ever smoked in my house in the utility at the back of the house with the back door always open. My daughter said that as soon as she opened the front door she could smell smoke. The same goes for smoking in the car with the window open. People are so naive they think their car won't smell. It does and it will stink to a non-smoker. For me people can do what they want. If they want to smoke then fine, but just don't blow it in my face. I hated that when I was a smoker lol. For any smokers out there ready this thinking I am doing a bit of bible bashing where smoking is concerned, I am not. I am just being truthful and every excuse you will think of now I have used myself. Both myself and my wife smoked. I gave up and she followed about 3 weeks later. I bought a new car with the money I saved from not smoking anymore but the greatest thing is that for every packet of cigs I used to purchase that is £5.00 in my pocket and not going into the government coffers. With more and more people giving up it's no wonder our government has no cash.

Edited By: Smartguy1 on Dec 12, 2016 21:49
#12
Nobody claims vaping is 100% safe, it's not as harmful as smoking though, also a lot cheaper to vape.
#13
Google the reports written by the Royal College of Physicians and Public Health England who actively promote vaping over smoking (currently seen by them as 95% less harmful than smoking). Buy decent juice from a reputable supplier and you could change her health for the better.
#14
I'll sum it up for you, potentially no.
It really depends on 2 things:
1. The ingredients of the flavour that is being used. You need to research the brand and flavour, because when it is being heated up by the coil a by-product (unwanted substance) may be produced. Which could be just as harmful as smoking.

2. The quality of the metal coil that is being heated up, that then heats up the liquid flavour.
If the metal coil is not very good quality, microscopic metal parts may break off and may be ingested through the mouth when taking a puff.

Those are the two main things for health when considering vape pens. However, vape pens are still new, we haven't researched the long term effects, so it is a gamble.
banned#15
Vaping, for when you need to suck on something but a duck isn't available. And by duck I mean..
#16
Smartguy1
I think they are a lot safer than smoking and even if they as dangerous as cigarettes bear this in mind.

1. They are cheaper.
2. They don't make your breath smell like an old ashtray just after you take a few drags.
3. They don't have a smell that sticks to your hair, clothes, car and home.
4. If your mum smokes in front of you then you will smell of smoke.

I don't mean the above to sound harsh or unkind but if you smoke, you smell of cigarettes and it's a hard smell to get rid of. I used to smoke for more than 30 years. I wanted to give up but I liked having a fag. I enjoyed it so why should I give it up. Then I found out my daughter was having a baby, first grandchild and I thought that's it I am going to try these ecig things. I used one for about the first week to 10 days still using normal cigarettes and then I gave up smoking altogether.

I still use the ecig but I haven't had a cigarette in over 4 years and have no desire to. Smoking is a very addictive habit. If your mum has decided to give up cigarettes and try an ecig it is a step in the right direction. I got the stop smoking kit free from the nhs. What a load of rubbish. Only the ecig worked for me.

There actually is no available data yet regarding the long term side effects of e-cigarettes as they haven't been around long enough but for the moment it's a much safer and cheaper option in my opinion. Just tell your mum not to buy her batteries and charges from a cheap outlet like ebay and get them from a proper store. The only dangers I have read about ecigs is about the batteries and chargers.

For the record I only ever smoked in my house in the utility at the back of the house with the back door always open. My daughter said that as soon as she opened the front door she could smell smoke. The same goes for smoking in the car with the window open. People are so naive they think their car won't smell. It does and it will stink to a non-smoker. For me people can do what they want. If they want to smoke then fine, but just don't blow it in my face. I hated that when I was a smoker lol. For any smokers out there ready this thinking I am doing a bit of bible bashing where smoking is concerned, I am not. I am just being truthful and every excuse you will think of now I have used myself. Both myself and my wife smoked. I gave up and she followed about 3 weeks later. I bought a new car with the money I saved from not smoking anymore but the greatest thing is that for every packet of cigs I used to purchase that is £5.00 in my pocket and not going into the government coffers. With more and more people giving up it's no wonder our government has no cash.


​Thanks for sharing this. This was really helpful
#17
Just to add on the liquids. They all now have to be manufactured in the UK so not in some dodgy shack in the far east. The store I get my juice from wouldn't sell me one product I had before because they hadn't received an up to date test report or certificate from their supplier. Looks like that too is going into the right direction but there will still be some copies coming in from abroad like there is with everything else. Buying from a reputable high street seller is a must.
#18
Thanks for everyone's help. This has helped me out alot
#19
I've been stopped for over 5 years now and I was a heavy smoker. I used the lozenges, Sainsbury's and Tesco own. Still hooked on them today but won't ever smoke again, can't bear it. Had a puff of husbands ecig the other day and it nearly choked me. :-)
#20
Aaron37


​Thanks for linking me this. Will show it to her and see what she says


​did you read it. it doesn't actually say they're bad or say there's any evidence at all for them being bad.
I don't vape or smoke but I would rather anyone in my family vape for an amount if time to stop them smoking.
at the end of the day nobody knows if it's bad yet. but we do know smoking is bad.
#21
You can't write with them but you could poke someone's eye out with one

On a mores serious note they are healthier in the same way as chlamydia is to Aids

No metal flakes will not evaporate or be ingested as above incorrectly stated

Bottom line is yes they are dangerous do not underestimate their potency!

Edited By: sowotsdis on Dec 12, 2016 21:59
#22
Anything you inhale is a Risky Buisness full stop...especially oils!
#23
Public Health England estimate 95% safer than cigs after reviewing many scientific tests.

They smoke for the nicotine but die from the tar.

And the popcorn lung issue was really a non starter. The only proven cases were from people who actually worked in a popcorn factory for years. The industry mostly self regulated itself and removed the chemical from most reliable sources of juice anyway. Juices are much more rigourously tested these days and many reputable sources will list any known harmfull ingredients down to the "parts per billion" level.

As a tool to quit smoking it's immense.
Dont believe all you read in the mail. There is a lot of money at stake for tobacco and health product companies.
#24
Totally wicked are the company i get my stuff from and are alwats posting articles on test research resulta. I saw someone mention popcorn lung in another comment. Here is TW's articlr on it. And if you use tgem you can always find at least a 20% discount code knocking about on their forum or social media.

http://www.totallywicked-eliquid.co.uk/vaped/diacetyl-popcorn-lung-vapers-concerned/
#25
Smartguy1
Just to add on the liquids. They all now have to be manufactured in the UK so not in some dodgy shack in the far east. The store I get my juice from wouldn't sell me one product I had before because they hadn't received an up to date test report or certificate from their supplier. Looks like that too is going into the right direction but there will still be some copies coming in from abroad like there is with everything else. Buying from a reputable high street seller is a must.
Do you get your liquid online or shop. If online would like to know as often wonder what is in the liquids I buy.
#26
I am vaping ry4 flavour 12mg eliquid purchased 100ml for 12 pounds 4 weeks ago and have half a bottle left. On a evic vt device which cost 60 quid 8 months ago. I stopped smoking 3 years ago. I smoked 40 regal kingsize a day cost me 17 quid a day. I couldn't climb the stairs to read the kids a bedtime story without being out of breath. I now am very healthy. I would highly highly recommend vaping. I have noticed some issues with vaping
1. You really need too consume a lot of water if you are a heavy vapor like me as you get very thirsty and dehydrated.
2. I seem to not put on any weight no matter what I eat. This could be down to my metabolism reverting back to what it was before I smoked though.
3. Headaches are common for me. A mix of problem one, the dehydration and excessive vaping.
4. Sleep pattern can be effected especially if you vape high nicotine juice. Best to not vape for at least an hour before bed.

I have saved literally thousands of pounds since I stopped smoking. I feel better and healthier. It also very enjoyable and means I can also keep my habit of coffee and kindle with a smoking cessation at evenings.

Highly recommend vaping. Just be sure to consume a lot and I mean ALOT of water.
#27
Flavour factory @ 18mins:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa68u0iNSHI

Same company working with Milan university. Also about 18 mins in.

https://youtu.be/trB1q95Lk-s
#28
Saw some moron earlier waiting in traffic with smoke steaming out of his window, his whole car was full of smoke, how the hell is he supposed to see with that going on?
Should ban all smoking in cars.
#29
thedvdmonster
Saw some moron earlier waiting in traffic with smoke steaming out of his window, his whole car was full of smoke, how the hell is he supposed to see with that going on?
Should ban all smoking in cars.

Maybe he should take up vaping instead of smoking then, if that's ok with you that is?
#30
alanbeenthere
thedvdmonster
Saw some moron earlier waiting in traffic with smoke steaming out of his window, his whole car was full of smoke, how the hell is he supposed to see with that going on?
Should ban all smoking in cars.
Maybe he should take up vaping instead of smoking then, if that's ok with you that is?
He was vaping.
Why do these is it feel the need to blow out giant plumes of smoke everywhere they go, we get it "you vape"
#31
It's not smoke.

I guess you have no habits.
#32
I dislike vapers more than smokers. Sick of walking down the street and having some vape blown all around me
Like it is totally fine. It's not fine at all ya dirty muppet. I was in the chip shop the other day and a 14 year old was vaping inside the chippy next to me. What the hell.
banned#33
If you're using these ecigs as a genuine effort to cut down, or quit smoking then kudos. If you're using them to blow giant pepperoni flavoured clouds, then you're a douche bag.
#34
BBC's horizon did a documentary in vaping. As above, no long term research available yet. It is healthier than normal cigarettes and helpful to cut down and quit. But it still damages and/or kills cells in your lungs, just a lot less than regular cigarettes. I'd still refuse to be around someone while they're vaping, it's still nasty stuff.
#35
I do agree she was in the wrong, that's not vapings fault. I'd rather she vaped than smoked. Not that she should be doing either at 14.
#36
joeldeals
I dislike vapers more than smokers. Sick of walking down the street and having some vape blown all around me
Like it is totally fine. It's not fine at all ya dirty muppet. I was in the chip shop the other day and a 14 year old was vaping inside the chippy next to me. What the hell.
would you rather inhale tabacco smoke which actually is linked to lung disease instead of flavoured steam?
its seems that some people just complain/whine/moan for the sake of it.

Aaron37

Does anyone know if there are any negative effects to using a vape pen. My mum has just got one to try and help herself stop smoking and I'm not sure if this is good or not.
i believe GP's in Nottingham(shire) prescribe eciggs as an effective quitting method.

Edited By: mattsokolinski on Dec 12, 2016 22:34
#37
question is, is not using "vape pens" dangerous?
#38
I wonder how many of these people drive past pedestrians in their cars? Of course that's perfectly healthy for everyone.
#39
mattsokolinski
joeldeals
I dislike vapers more than smokers. Sick of walking down the street and having some vape blown all around me
Like it is totally fine. It's not fine at all ya dirty muppet. I was in the chip shop the other day and a 14 year old was vaping inside the chippy next to me. What the hell.
would you rather inhale tabacco smoke which actually is linked to lung disease instead of flavoured steam?
its seems that some people just complain/whine/moan for the sake of it.


Ok cool I should just love Being forced to breathe in all that smelly chemical crap when I'm walking down the high street with the kids. Should be banned in public. Straight up banned
#40
Lets ban everything!!

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