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Long term effects of vaping???

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  1. freebird79

    freebird79 Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Im kinda new to vaping and i absoutly love it!!!! My question is and I know that no one really knows for sure yet so im just looking for opinions on what people think could be the long term effects of using ecigs...
     
  2. Huffelpuff

    Huffelpuff Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Consistant purchasing of new equipment, juices and spending way too much time on the ECF have been the side effects experienced by many vapers.:)

    There is some great inforamation in the medical threads on this forum. I'll suggest that because vaping is new "in the scheme of things" there is no 100% guarantee but that vaping is considered safe for most excluding those with preexisting problems including heart disease. There is a wealth of information about health and vaping - nothing I've read suggests that there are any contraindications to taking vaping up as an alternative to smoking.
     
  3. dearme

    dearme Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Long life.........
     
  4. JmeMcG

    JmeMcG Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    That's a really good question and one that I'm sure a lot of us would like to know. I can't tell ya... I'm just shy of the 30 day mark. However, I do know the long term effects of smoking (28 yrs.. PAD+): Stink, broke, can't breathe, shunned, stink, sick, look older, yellow finger... and ultimately: the very high probablility of death or disease directly realated to smoking.

    I love vaping myself, so I will add the positives since I have stopped the analogs: Don't stink, can breathe (getting better everyday), feeling better everyday, happy, don't stink, yellow finger is gone and not as broke (lol... I am enjoying trying LOTS of stuff) and most importantly for me: knowing that I am now analog free.

    All kidding aside... it is a good question and as far as what I think: it's better than the known long term effects of smoking.
     
  5. Ladypixel

    Ladypixel Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    The thread I'm about to dump a link in here to not only shows known symptoms of cigarette detox, but talks about some symptoms experienced by vapers over the course of time (both good and bad). I can tell you that medically-speaking, PG is used in hospitals to keep the air clean, plus in many asthma inhalers. VG is also used in asthma inhalers. Both are used in toothpaste, shampoo, etc... so while people do, in some cases, experience problems with one or the other of these, typically one will work for you, and they're both considered "safe" by the FDA for use.

    Anyhow. Here's the link, and you might wanna take a look: http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/fo...hen-quitting-tobacco-changing-ecigarette.html
     
  6. Warren D. Lockaby

    Warren D. Lockaby Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Yes indeed. Preliminary studies indicate the use of personal vaporizers may be a contributing factor in cases of post-mature aging.

    Happy Post-Mature Vaping! :toast:
     
  7. PoliticallyIncorrect

    PoliticallyIncorrect Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Until a multi-decade study is conducted, one can only speculate. But to wit, the number of known e-cigarette deaths since 2003 (the year the modern devise was invented): zero. The number associated with incinerated tobacco over that same period? Well, I'll have to look that up. Safe guess it's a tad higher.

    No one makes the claim that vaping is safe in the absolute sense. The operative term is reduction—as in harm reduction. I'd be surprised, frankly, if 20 years from now the verdict is that ingestion of propylene glycol for an extended period is perfectly harmless.

    In the meantime, the effects of taking in 4000+ toxins—dozens of them known to be carcinogens—is well documented.
     
  8. VapingTums

    VapingTums Full Member Verified Member

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    Most of what is in ejuice is PG and VG. PG has been shown to be safe for inhalation and I believe the same to be true of VG but with less studies. You can never be 100% though of course. I think in moderation it's fine, however chain vaping all day and night probably won't be too good for anyone due to the levels of nicotine.
     
  9. SuperLuckyLady

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  10. sailorman

    sailorman Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    O.K., I'm lazy. Are these symptoms or long term effects? Big difference.

    I've only been vaping for about 22 months, and all the effects I've seen so far have been good. When I first started, I was using too much PG and got some irritation from that, but that doesn't even count AFAIC.
     
  11. Moontan1

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    I agree , no one really knows. Pg and vg is in many things that we use everyday. I can say that I spent 7 months on the patches and still felt better than when I smoked.
     
  12. genxblacksmith

    genxblacksmith Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    An unoriginal thought sure, but you don't die of cancer. Good luck with the rest of **it. Bad lifestyle diet, sugars and what not will kill you long before the nicotine will. Simple like that. Use that new found lung mass to get out, move and enjoy the freedom. You'll get use to it. Promise.
     
  13. The Wiz

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    Unfortunatly no one realy knows what the long term effects will be. There are some here who have been vaping close to 5 years now but that's about it. Having used e-cigs for over three years I can honestly say that I have had no ill effects from it. This includes several visits to my regular doctor and my lung doctor.

    Only time will tell........We are judging on faith and how we fell after we quit smoking.

    :)Wiz!
     
  14. neoagnusdei

    neoagnusdei New Member

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    31 days without smoking analog. My wife is happy. My urge for analog is almost gone except for after big meals. My only gripe is that the e-juice's tastes vary depends on my taste bud condition. Tried several brands of e-juices and some emit excessive perfume like odors. I guess search continues for acceptable e-juice.
     
  15. TheSneakerHoarder

    TheSneakerHoarder Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Long-term....

    I'm_off_analogs--PERIOD.
     
  16. The Wiz

    The Wiz ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Neo..........It took me quite awhile to find the perfect liquid. I have been using the same liquid for almost 2 years. No urges whatsoever.

    Keep looking........You'll find it!
    :)Wiz!
     
  17. Chaoticboy

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    The long term effects of vaping will likely be MUCH longer than the long term effects of smoking...

    Asked a few doctor friends and they seem to agree that it's gotta do MUCH MUCH MUCH less harm than analogs... MUCH MUCH MUCH.... you mean what I know. :D
     
  18. SuperLuckyLady

    SuperLuckyLady Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    "I can tell you that medically-speaking, PG is used in hospitals to keep the air clean, plus in many asthma inhalers. VG is also used in asthma inhalers. Both are used in toothpaste, shampoo, etc... so while people do, in some cases, experience problems with one or the other of these, typically one will work for you, and they're both considered "safe" by the FDA for use."

    Agreed. What nobody yet knows, however, is what effects x number of ml per day for x number of years will do. We won't know that until further studies are done.

    Not trying to discourage anyone - hell, I'll be vaping for years, I'm sure - but I will be doing it with my eyes open.

    Happy vaping all!
     
  19. dlsw

    dlsw Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sweeter breath.
     
  20. Semiretired

    Semiretired Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    It is also not going to be the same for everyone. Different vaping styles, equipment, mls per day, nic levels, etc. etc. etc. There are some that quote they do not inhale, others inhale moderately or deeply - each will experience different levels of long term effects...

    One poster has said that there have been vapers vaping for 5 years - I really wish they had documented their results over the years. Oxygen levels, blood results, pain levels, etc... Even lung changes (x-rays not surgery - has their cloudiness reduced?)... We hear stories of I can run up the stairs now, or I do not strain to walk to the mail box anymore, but documented improvements are what can really sell this - not just verbal comments...

    Me - I improved on my blood tests, but I have also had diet changes - so I cannot say it is just from vaping. I use less allergy medicine (none for 4 months, but once the dreaded yellow pollen comes I will know for sure or not)... Others have the same claims, but if some had documented evidence it would be stronger...
     
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