I used to be active in this health thread some time ago.. I see nothing has really changed. Everything seems to be a guess. A lot of people become extra sensitive or hypochondriacs and attribute new or old symptoms to vaping.. Others seem to have a reaction to vaping that is legit. Sometimes its hard to really know for sure. My biggest concern is this.
Cigarettes are viewed as the devil. We know everything bad about them and all the chemicals inside of them yadda yadda. But for what they are,, You have to acknowledge the fact that cigarettes are very long term killers.. Most people who get disease or die from smoking related illness have been consuming a lot of cigarette smoke for many decades. I think this is an important aspect we always choose to forget.. The amount of consumption of cigarette smoke that causes disease. Vaping has only been around a few years if that.. Hearing people with symptoms only vaping for a few months or a year is a little disheartening to me. Put it this way... There is no carcinogens or tar in a block of cheese.. If i continuously ate 20 to 30 blocks of cheese every single day, 7 days a week I believe that in couple of decades even less I might have some very serious problems. If i was unaware of the dangers of saturated fats and just ate cheese because it didn' thave the same carcinogens as cigarettes, I would be eating the cheese in large amounts believing it was healthier than cigarettes.. when in fact the cheese would probably kill me faster than the cigarettes.. This is the point that we should take into consideration.. Its easy to compare anything to what we know about cigarettes and list all the bad things that aren't in them.. but we need to look at what else is in Vapor or these devices that has its own set of risks.. Such as the understanding the danger of the fats in eating cheese everyday. Maybe coating your lungs daily with PG creates some kind of health hazard that is equally or just as dangerous as cigarette smoking.. Maybe not.. But its still unclear to me.. I just think that only focusing on all the carcinogens that are not in cigarettes isn't enough because like i said,, with all the bad stuff in cigarettes in trace amounts.. u still need to smoke ALOT for decades to really kill yourself. So the main killer in cigarettes is the addiction.. I think if u smoked only a couple of cigarettes a day it wouldn't do much to you. Ur body would be able to handle it.
On a side note.. There is a flip side to this. People reading the health thread might get the wrong idea as well because probably the ones to visit the health threads are those who might be nervous about e-cigs, or those with anxiety, worries etc.. and those having troubling symptoms.. The people who are happy and vaping with success might not even be interested in coming here to post. So there might be an inherit bias. I would love to take a huge poll from the entire community of Users only.. no sellers.. on how long they have been vaping, how they feel etc. Just to get an idea of how well vaping is going for people and how many are actually having side effects etc.