Given up smoking tobacco the traditional way and switched to Vaping, believing that your health will benefit?
Well, think again – as predicted by just about anyone with an ounce of common sense – Vaping, as it turns out isn’t quite as safe as we were told.
A sixth person in the United States has died from lung disease related to vaping, Kansas health officials said Tuesday. The woman was older than 50 and had a history of health problems. She became seriously ill shortly after she started using e-cigarettes and her symptoms progressed rapidly. It’s not clear what type of vaping products she used, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said.The death marks the first in the state, but raises even more concern about the safety and regulation of e-cigarettes.
There have been more than 450 possible cases of lung illness associated with using e-cigarettes reported to the CDC across 33 states and the US Virgin Islands. There have also been deaths reported in California, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Oregon.
The Microscopic Particles Produced by e-cigarettes Linked to Heart Attacks, High Blood Pressure, and Coronary Artery Disease
Even when the vapor produced is free from nicotine, it may still carry other significant heart health risks. The heating element in e-cigarettes emits tiny particles, sometimes including metals such as lead and chromium, which can embed themselves deep into the lungs and get absorbed into the body’s circulatory system.
Recent studies have shown that puffing on e-cigarettes increases concentration of these microscopic pollutants — in particular, PM2.5 and ultrafine particles — in indoor environments.
Please check out our earlier article which highlights many of the potential health issues surrounding vaping: