Do you worry? Long term effects?

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  1. brannagh

    brannagh Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Honestly, I don't because no matter what, it HAS to be better than all of the chemicals we were inhaling via the "death sticks". I have vaped for years (only when smoking wasnt an option) but I could not let go of my Marlboros. Something kept me from letting go. I finally figured out that it was that "chemical buzz" I got. Ya know...that light headed affect you got after not smoking. IE...when you woke up, that first cig "high". Well....I switched to American Spirits (no chemicals = no buzz (high). Six months after smoking American Spirits plus vaping at work I finally said " I am ready". Done!! I have smoked cigarettes since I was 15 and I am now 41...this was a HUGE change!! Once I said it and ordered not one but two itaste (svd and mvp) I haven't looked back. The point is...those damn chemicals kept me hanging on. My bff hated my American Spirits because she didn't get the "buzz".

    So regardless...vaping has to be better in the long run. Hell, my Dr. even told me that he gave his mom an e-cig rather than a RX for Chantix. Ha!!!

    Vape on :vapor:
     
  2. FourWinds

    FourWinds Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Yeah man. I'll keep my eye on new 'independent' research, but currently the research I've found suggests that it's at least 1000 times safer than smoking. My periodontist put me on the e-cigs.
     
  3. NineToez

    NineToez Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I too am 41 and was smoking regularly since about 19 or 20. I recently completely quit and now vape exclusively and although my friends and family love the fact that I quit cigarettes, they really don't know what to say about vaping since they see it as "you're replacing one thing with another" or "you're still sucking in chemicals regardless".

    While the jury is still somewhat out with inhaling PG/VG vapors while carrying nicotine into our lungs, I still think "burning" two or three chemicals beats the 600 in tobacco leaf cigarettes.
     
  4. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It is better. It's all about harm reduction. Nobody here claims that vaping is 100% safe and/or good for you--only breathing fresh air in an unpolluted forest (on a rainy day) is completely safe. :)

    However, compared to smoking--well, there's just no comparison!

    Welcome aboard.
     
  5. FourWinds

    FourWinds Super Member ECF Veteran

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    What if a bee flies up your nose!
     
  6. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Darn... Haven't thought about it. :D
     
  7. Elizabeth Baldwin

    Elizabeth Baldwin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I smoked for over 20 years so I'm not worried. Anything is better than over a pk a day of cigs. And the ingredients in pg/vg and flavorings are used in other things we eat and inhale. If and when they make research claims I'm sure they will be biased and done to promote another agenda.
     
  8. AndriaD

    AndriaD Tootle-Wompin ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I figure that since there isn't a lot of "long-term" in a smoker's future, it's absolutely GOT to be better -- you get to still be alive (god willing!) when the rest of the world figures out what we already know: IT'S 100% BETTER THAN SMOKING!!!

    Andria
     
  9. AndriaD

    AndriaD Tootle-Wompin ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I had a wasp fly into my eye and sting my eyelid... it's not fun. :p

    Andria
     
  10. AlabamaWoody

    AlabamaWoody Full Member Verified Member

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    I've been vaping since the 6th of Feb. Quit cigs cold turkey that day. I can breath a lot better, my Dr. listened to my lungs and said they sounded great when usually they tell me I'm wheezing !!! I seem to have more energy and I can smell and taste better. That's just from a little over two weeks of change. Can't wait to see what I feel like in a month. Got to be better. No mess, no ashes, no burning the car seat, no wife complaining, no effect on others, was suggested by 2 Doctors, etc, etc. Vape on !
     
  11. rurwin

    rurwin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    There have been animal studies published on long-term PG and nicotine inhalation. No medical issues were found. I don't think there has been one found on Glycerine inhalation yet.

    I'm not worried either.
     
  12. Bolivar

    Bolivar Super Member ECF Veteran

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    After 40 years of smoking ??? No way...vaping is like a get out of jail free card.




    Sent from the north 40 by messenger cow
     
  13. SPACKlick

    SPACKlick Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Then you're not breathing air any more. Although I'd need to see studies to see if inhaling bees represented a harm reduction from smoking. I reckon it'd be a close call over the long term.
     
  14. BigCatDaddy

    BigCatDaddy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I was already huffing propolene glycol in my Albuteral inhaler...which I gave up in the first week of vaping and not smoking. Anybody out there need my brand new inhalors that I have left?? I thought not!! Take that Big Pharma!!
     
  15. DetraMental

    DetraMental Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    I'd love to see some legit reports on how vaping does or doesn't affect our lungs. With it being relatively new we may not get that for quite some time. I do know that I feel sooooo much better than I did when I started and have not had to use the 3-4 inhalers or nebulizer I once needed daily since I started vaping. That says volumes to me. I haven't had a chest cold or bronchitis since I quit cigarettes which was unheard of for me. It's just been an all-around good thing for my lungs and respiratory system. Better yet my doctors aren't complaining! :) :vapor:
     
  16. Mousey

    Mousey Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    If there is any long term effects that could be fatal i'm pretty sure this forum would have a lot less members :laugh:
    Even if there is some risk involved, i'd much rather take my chances with the 6 ingredients that make up e-liquid rather than the 4,000 that make up an analogue
     
  17. birdSmok

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    Long term effects.

    Well I would base that on where you get your ejuice and style of delivery. If you use an analog look a like you aren't doing yourself any favors. If you move to something that you control the liquid than you are doing better. I started out with the analog look a likes with zero nicotine. There is a chemical in there I got addicted to. I then found Ego and Ejuice and don't have that addiction anymore. I fly ZERO nic. It makes for enhanced flavor. I know others need the NIC. I'm glad they are getting it this way.

    Oh not worried at all. I am all ready disabled from other sicknesses and don't care.

    Stay calm and vape on!
     
  18. rurwin

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    Bunnykiller ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    last forest I was in when it rained smelled like mold and rotting leaves :)
    and bear poo.... didnt see any bear tho...
     
  20. birdSmok

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    I do like that. Clean air. Only clean air is with a mask and an oxygen tank. Everything else is dirty.
     
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