How Vaping Affects Your Heart, Lungs, Teeth And Gums

We don’t mean to state the obvious but… VAPING IS BAD!
...Or any form of smoking for that matter!
So whether you need to hear this or not, here’s another article to remind you why vaping is bad for you, according to Healthline.

how vaping affects your heart, lungs, teeth and gums
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Let’s start with your heart

E-liquid contains aerosols, which include nicotine, which in turn can have an adverse effect on your heart and circulatory system.
Just one puff from e-cigarettes increases your heart rate and blood pressure, which could affect your overall heart health in the long run.
Not only that, daily vaping is associated with an increased risk of a stroke, heart attack, angina, and heart disease.
And not that it’s any consolation, researchers have, however, concluded that vaping is thought to be less harmful to the heart than smoking cigarettes.

How about your lungs? 

More studies are needed on this one, but researchers reported a number of adverse effects on both types of cells, including toxicity, oxidation, and inflammation. 
However, these results aren’t necessarily generalizable to vaping in real life.
A 2018 study assessed the lung function of 10 people who had never smoked cigarettes immediately after vaping fluids either with or without nicotine.
The researchers concluded that vaping both with and without nicotine disrupts normal lung function, even for healthy people.
However, this study had a small sample size, which means the results may not apply to everyone.
With that, additional studies are still required to understand the extent to which vaping contributes to respiratory diseases.
But it’s also important to note that lung health effects are not expected to be seen for 20 to 30 years - This is why it took as long as it did for the negative health effects of cigarettes to be widely recognized. 
So as with vaping, we may only know the extent of its effects in another 30 years!

Finally, your teeth and gums

Vaping also seems to have a number of negative effects on oral health, including:
  • Make teeth surfaces more prone to developing bacteria.
  • Increase the risk of cavities.
  • Cause gum inflammation, a known factor in the development of periodontal diseases.
  • Trigger irritation in the gums, mouth, and throat.
  • Damage oral cells and tissues in people who don’t smoke cigarettes.
 Of course, there are more than just these physical effects from vaping.
Studies have found substantial evidence that vaping causes cell dysfunction, oxidative stress, and damage to DNA, and some of these cellular changes have been linked to the development of cancer over the long term, though there’s currently no evidence to suggest that vaping causes cancer.
The US’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has even reported that vaping with nicotine can permanently affect brain development in people under the age of 25.
And as we mentioned earlier, we’ve yet to see the magnitude of the effects of vaping, so how bout stop it altogether, yeah?

by Kyle Roshen Jacob