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    I got bugged by someone for using ecig claiming they will reduce my lung capacity. I have no retort or argument that is solid.


    I've already done a search in the forums but can't find anything unique to the topic subject.



    And so far what I've find in a google search of "Lung Capacity ecig"

    Electronic Cigarettes Can Harm The Lungs - Medical News Today

    And so far what I've find in a google Search of "Lung Capacity ecig myth"

    https://www.electroniccigarettesrevi...-lung-function

    So as I may try arguing...' OH WELL I FOUND THIS STUDY THAT SAYS OTHER WISE THEREFORE I'M RIGHT" I'd rather refine the opinion here.


    The argument I can only think of is only brief and just sucks,

    "While you make a valid point, the ecig has been the center piece of controversy considering the sources of these studies. In my opinion I feel that argument is wrong because you have no provided the source of this claim. I believe that most of these studies are done by special interests under the same message of "well we just don't know enough". They tend to have coporate interests and in this case it would be big pharama companies."
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    Yea thats a tuffie. What you wrote sounded good enough to out smart that person but you may want to add "so there &(rasberry noise)" to the end.
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    Perhaps you'd have more success if you approached it from the other end and searched for people with COPD, whose symptoms eased or got no worse with vaping, compared to cigarette use?

    After all - they are people with reduced lung capacity to begin with.

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    The problem with trying to dispel a baseless rumor is you cannot find anything that supports it - because it's a baseless rumor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertrunker View Post
    Perhaps you'd have more success if you approached it from the other end and searched for people with COPD, whose symptoms eased or got no worse with vaping, compared to cigarette use?

    After all - they are people with reduced lung capacity to begin with.

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    I would be an example of that. My lung capacity greatly improved when I switched to vaping. My breathing tests were fantastic after 6 mos. of vaping, whereas they were pretty bad while smoking. X-rays improved also. My doctor was very happy with me vaping. I was a smoker for 45 years.
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    Not all vapers inhale the vapor into their lungs. It is useless to do so when it comes to vaping as the nicotine is absorbed through the mouth and the nose and not the lungs unlike cigarette smoking.

    There is no tar in vapor even if you did inhale to the lungs so how would the vapor diminish lung capacity?

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    instead of you having to disprove what he said, ask him to prove what he is saying instead, ask for the study oh what he's talking about

    else you can always say that by using ecigs, instead of smoking, ppl all get better, health, lung capacity, breathing capacity, taste and so on, the forum is full of stories like that. So this person would actually call them all liars.

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    I've been vaping pretty heavily for a few months now or so. No difference in lung capacity or function when running extended distances. Just my experience, but its something at least. 5 years from now? I don't know. Any veteran vapers here who run or do cardio of some kind? Any issues with your lung capacity?

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    All I can think of is anecdotal evidence i've read and experienced for myself. And that is that after stopping smoking and continued vaping, we experience much less difficulty breathing in situations that used to be taxing. Such as climbing stairs, hiking, running, swimming etc...

    There also is the physical evidence of many as our lungs expelling tar which occurs as the lungs heal.

    I don't know if there are studies about people that are in contact with fog machines often as that would be somewhat comparable with what we are inhaling.

    In essence we are inhaling steam but it's not water. There are questions and uncertainties about what we are inhaling, but one thing is certain: we know we are not inhaling thousands of chemicals, many that are known carcinogens.



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    just distract them with something shiny or sweet ... they sound pretty moronic
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