IT IS AN INTERESTING CASE of ‘better than smoking’ that has been adopted by many. Vaping, they said, does not present the same risks as cigarettes do. That many e-cigarette brands are developed, and owned, by tobacco giants…well, that’s a tell-tale like no other.
Never put the fox in charge of the hen house, as they say. But let’s not jump to any damning conclusions yet. If we are to believe the words of the Juul CEO, their devices are meant for smokers to help them quit smoking and if you had no pre-existent relationship with nicotine, you should not use them. Easier said than done when vaping adds to the coolness factor among teenagers.
New studies emerged and they are not bringing any pro arguments. On the contrary. Vaping is now being linked to heart and lung disease (flavours such as menthol and cinnamon damage blood vessel cells, according to a study published in May 2019).
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