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Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by Doctorvapes, Feb 28, 2018.

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  1. ScottP

    ScottP Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 9, 2013
    Houston, TX
    That is definitely all pluses for safety.

    In my previous post I forgot to also mention that just as the PG and VG can break down at higher temps, we do not know what happens to all the flavors at those temps. It may be nothing, it may be bad for some and not for others. That is an "unknown risk" at this point. I would still say it's safer than smoking though.
     
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  2. muth

    muth Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 20, 2014
    Boston, MA, USA
    Hi, Just Me:)You are the Just Me I'm thinking, right?
     
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  3. muth

    muth Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 20, 2014
    Boston, MA, USA
    Wow, I just saw this in my inbox. Luckily, there are many members here who can help allay your fears. I read several replies to your post and I agree with each one.

    I get harassed on FB by a mom who thinks I should stop vaping (because she careso_O). She sent me studies that she dug up and I sent them to 4 people I know, one, my nephew who is a chemical engineer. They all found flaws and lacking common practices, such as double blind tests.

    Don't forget, there are many scientists out there chomping at the bit to line their pockets with government funding. If you want to learn more about the FDA and "certain" scientists, read The China Study by T. Colin Campbell.

    Btw, I just had my annual physical and I have 100% oxygen saturation and a regular heartbeat (unlike my family members). I've been vaping for 5 years, the first year was double dipping and I started smoking as a teen. And I'm not going to tell you how old I am now:p
     
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  4. escapetovape

    escapetovape Senior Member

    Feb 24, 2018
    Brisbane, AU

    Couldn’t agree more to that statement about government funding. And that’s awesome that your health has improved since vaping.
     
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  5. escapetovape

    escapetovape Senior Member

    Feb 24, 2018
    Brisbane, AU

    And they get advertising revenue - starve them by ignoring.
     
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  6. Bliss Doubt

    Bliss Doubt Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 10, 2012
    San Antonio
    Bingo. A while back I listened to an analysis of how advertising and marketing uses statistics that way.
     
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  7. AlleyKat

    AlleyKat Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 28, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    I suffered 3-4 months of what my doctor termed "chronic bronchitis" every winter for nearly 2 decades...since I switched to vaping, completely abandoning burning tobacco, I have had only ONE mild case of bronchitis (coupled with a sinus infection). My doctor believes vaping is the reason for this dramatic improvement in my condition.
    As a person with other breathing issues from allergies, let me also state that my allergist believes that part of my increase lung-function on the "peak flow meter" (for those not in the "know" - it's a device you take the deepest breath you can & then blow into as a simple way to measure how well you're breathing) year round is due to the switch from smoking to vaping.
    Vaping may not be "perfect" -- but as the ONLY nicotine substitute product that ever helped me (& got me completely away from smoking tobacco + its multitude of added god-knows-how-many chemical), I advocate it as a "harm reduction" & feel good/smell less like an ashtray to as many people as I can get to listen. I even carry throw away drip-tips for those smokers who want to try vaping with a hit off my device...they're very cheap & who knows, I may improve someone's life!
     
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  8. ukeman

    ukeman PV Masher Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2010
    Kauai, Hawaii
    Hmm...I'm 68 next month, and I haven't had even a cold in about 4 or 5 years and used to get a flu/bronchitis every winter almost before vaping regularly. I think its due to the rise in body temp when I vape nicotine. I have to chill out during summers in Hawaii because I'll get sweats after a few good tokes.
    I also chain vape which has other not so great side effects (for me) like some wheezing at night and in the morning which I know is caused by my chain vaping (not so good). Its still way better than smoking all day: Moderation; must be moderate (my mantra). I am very PC with good nutrition too.
     
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  9. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    I've had two colds since switching and both of them passed very quickly (think, a day or two). I can't remember that happening since I was a kid. I was very shocked not to "need" my preemptive "I am going to need treatment for either bronchitis or pneumonia now." In fact, I pretty much had "straight" pneumonia that kept coming back the last 18 months I smoked, and was about to be slapped with the dreaded "COPD" diagnosis.

    Every time I see my doc, he states my lung function has improved. It's good enough for me, that's for sure.

    Anna
     
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  10. ukeman

    ukeman PV Masher Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2010
    Kauai, Hawaii
    Oh I forgot to mention that I do use TC exclusively, BUT I don't enjoy the vape under 450F. 2,5mm OD, SS316, .45 Ohms, 470 to 480F, 20 watts.
    Yes I do chain vape and I do have chronic low level congestion just because of how much I vape every day.:glug:
     
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  11. ScottP

    ScottP Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 9, 2013
    Houston, TX
    It hasn't been 100% proven, but there are early test results (using 90VG/10DW mixes) that seem to indicate that adding 10% distilled water (DW) to your juice mix can raise the temp at which oxidation of juice starts occurring at bad levels. If you need to vape higher than 450F you might consider working some DW into your juice recipes to reduce risk. Maybe lower PG by 15%, raising VG by 5% and adding the 10% DW, to try and keep the overall viscosity similar.
     
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  12. Pleski

    Pleski Full Member

    Mar 24, 2012
    Sydney
    Yes, I think Farsalinos talked about this. But even still, the debate is being framed about "ecigs", not high temp vapers. It's kind of like saying "toast is a health risk because people burn it

    Also I think tobacco cigarettes have glycol in them, so that's being burnt at high temperatures anyway".
     
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  13. Vaperer

    Vaperer Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Most of us ex smokers the damage is already done. But after having my issues my attitude is when your numbers up your numbers up. Vape did not give me a heart condition it was the cigarettes.
    I'll Vape until I'm in the grave
     
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  14. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    When I smoked I used to get a bad cold or two every winter. Since I started vaping 8 years ago I hardly every have more than a sniffle. I ordered a pulse oximeter several years ago just to monitor my pulse and oxygen saturation while exercising and riding my stationary bike. I routinely get 99-100% OSAT while doing 6 miles on the bike and while resting and watching TV. Resting pulse is in the low/mid 50s to low 60s. I vape here and there while exercising and OSAT is always 98% or better under load.

    I'll have to say that my respiratory and cardiac health is noticeably better after vaping for almost a decade compared to the years when I smoked.
     
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