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    Default Does water vapor hurt your lungs?

    Some guy online said it did. Is this true?

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    Just about anything you inhale hurts your lungs. That said, inhaling vapor isn't nearly as harmful as inhaling smoke.
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    Well inhaling anything but our natural atmosphere is not ideal, but it's all about harm reduction. I'd put money on the belief that my ecig is a lot less dangerous for my health than cigarettes, and probably no more harmful to me than all of the pollutants in our air.

    You have to remember that the lungs are living organs, and as long as we're not inhaling something like tar, that sticks around and gunks them up, while also damaging the healing components, and we aren't inhale something extremely toxic that acts as an immuno suppressor, that the lungs are actually pretty good at fixing themselves up.

    The body has a tendency to tell you when something is wrong. When I was a smoker, I felt awful; I was sick all the time. As a vaper, I feel great! I don't get sick nearly as often. Every little sniffle doesn't turn into a case of serious bronchitis. If I were damaging my body significantly, I'd think it'd let me know.
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    I've heard claims it can cause pneumonia but never have seen any clinical information backing that up.

    I would assume our lungs are capable of handling some water moisture or high humidity would destroy our lungs.

    As mentioned above, it still has to be better for your lungs than inhaling combustion smoke and byproducts.

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    let's look at it this way, anything in some way shape or form is "bad" for us right? If you are not smoking analogs, and you are vaping and you are happy, feel better, can breath better, are saving money, then the effects of vaping which are basically none outside of being REALLY thirsty are worth it! if you have ever had someone tell you sitting in a steam room is "good for you" consider the bacteria that is found in those rooms

    At least with vaping you are not inhaling all types of fun bacteria Crazy way to look at it, but true.

    Enjoy it, you are not smoking analogs, that is the important part right there
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    I'm not so sure that our "natural" atmosphere is that good for us :-)
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    When you breath on a humid day, you are in fact inhaling water vapor. When you use a Vicks vaporizer when you have a bad cold you are inhaling water vapor. If you spend time in a steam bath, you are inhaling water vapor. And so on...

    So, I would say inhaling water vapor does not hurt your lungs.

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    Don't Buckeyes have 100% humidity days?

    I can't believe we keep them inside our borders.

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    Yeah, of course. You've all surely heard of 'death by steamy shower' right?

    Of course, e-cig vapor isn't all water though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WayneH86 View Post
    Some guy online said it did. Is this true?
    Was he smoking a cigarette when he said that to you?
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