By Amelia Slater

14th March 2019

What is vaping?

You are probably familiar with the ‘vaping’ trend; an act similar to smoking but without the use of traditional tobacco and cigarettes. Viewed as a ‘substitute’, vaping involves inhaling a vapor from an electronic device that simulates the same experience. The fad has taken off in recent years as a healthier alternative to smoking tobacco.

The question is…how much do we know about vaping? And most importantly, is it safe?

1. The MAIN Ingredient In Vape Liquid Has Been Linked To Cancer

In a 2015 study, researchers at Portland State University, Oregon found forms of formaldehyde in the vapor of electronic cigarettes.

5-15 times high levels of formaldehyde than normal cigarettes!

Formaldehyde is used in the manufacture of household products as well as building materials. For decades, doctors have been concerned that formaldehyde is a carcinogen which can cause cancer in living tissue.

The study identified levels of formaldehyde that were 5-15 times higher than in normal cigarettes! Researchers discovered the substance when the vaping device was at a higher heat setting.

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