It’s probably safe to say that we’re all aware of the dangers of smoking cigarettes. But what about vaping? That’s the question we’re going to answer in this blog post.
From the smell of burning weed to the tar, there’s a lot of things we can’t get from vaping, and that’s what this blog post is all about.
The short answer is “No”, but the long answer is that even if you aren’t smoking weed, you can still be exposed to other harmful chemicals that are found in the plant.
You can not “die” from vaping weed. You can, however, develop some sort of illness from it. Weed contains over 400 chemicals, some of which can be harmful even in tiny amounts, and are also commonly found in tobacco and second-hand smoke.
While vaping has been around for a while, it has become a major worldwide trend especially among the younger generation.
Many people who have tried vaping say they have never felt the same after they started vaping. While some people have been able to quit smoking or vaping with the help of vaping, some have died from it.
Is vaping weed safe?
In a world of growing evidence that the smoke produced by burning marijuana is the same as tobacco smoke, which is a large part of why its use is so controversial, there are still people who still believe vaping weed is not safe.
If they are right, they can hardly be called medical professionals, as their opinions could have any number of dangerous effects on those who vape, especially young people.
Vaping is often a safe way to enjoy tobacco and marijuana. However, the effects of vaping are totally dependent on the quality of the e-juice being vaped.
Vaping is not dangerous in the sense that it causes short-term or long-term health problems when compared to smoking a joint. Vaping is safer than smoking tobacco, but both still carry health risks.
But still many people have begun to question whether vaping is actually safe. Today, we’ll take a look at the vaped weed and some of the effects it could have on your body and mind.
What will happens when you stop vaping?
For people who want to quit smoking, there is a seemingly endless supply of articles, guides, and forums telling them what to do, but this one is different.
This is a report on what happens to your body if you do. What happens to you? When vaping, the body converts the nicotine in the e-liquid and propylene glycol into carbon monoxide.
Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in tobacco, while propylene glycol is a common ingredient found in anti-freeze.
When the nicotine and the propylene glycol are together, they produce carbon monoxide. This is a colorless, odorless gas that is considered a type of poison.
The body then converts the carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide and water. When the body has stopped using nicotine and propylene glycol, the carbon monoxide is eliminated through the lungs.
Usually, the body can eliminate the carbon monoxide from the body within five minutes, but it might take longer. Vaping allows the body to stop inhaling the carbon monoxide after inhaling the vapor.
What are the harmful effects of vaping?
Like any other habit, vaping can be harmful to your health, but it’s not as dangerous as smoking. As with any new habit, it’s best to start small and once you are used to vaping, you can increase risk by going back to smoking.
While vaping has been touted as a healthier alternative to smoking, there has been much debate over its overall benefits—and side effects.
Nicotine is the only addictive substance found in e-liquid. Vaping enthusiasts claim that there are no bad effects from vaping.
Some of the harm associated with vaping include:
Short-term effects of vaping
While vaping may have a small impact on your health it is not the be-all and end-all in terms of healthy living. There are short-term effects of vaping, and they can be huge just like any other drug.
- Difficulty quitting smoking
- Nicotine dependence
- Reduced lung function
- Withdrawal symptoms
- Give you headaches
- Increased heart rate
- Wreck your sleeping schedule.
- Varying side effects among users like depression.
Long-term effects of vaping
The long-term effects of vaping are not as alarming as you may think. According to the CDC, vaporizers are not as harmful as cigarettes. However, it does affect people’s health over time.
Vaping creates a high in the mind, which can have a variety of effects on the user. It can be used for recreation as well as aiding in the treatment of medical problems. The effects of vaping usually only last for about 1-5 minutes.
- DNA damage
Research has shown that smoking weed can cause DNA damage inside the body. DNA damage is caused by vaping at too high of a voltage.
Recent research shows that secondhand smoke exposure can lead to DNA damage and mutations in the liver.
Because cannabis smoke contains more than three times as much carbon monoxide and several other toxins as secondhand tobacco smoke, the evidence suggests that secondhand cannabis smoke poses a significant health risk to the user as well as those around them.
- Lung lesions
Lung lesions from using dry herb vape pens are long-term effects of vaping weed. This is caused by inhalation of the cannabis plant’s terpenoids.
Inhalation of terpenoids irritates the lungs, which leads to lung tissue being damaged by the exposure.
The damage can be prevented by using a vaporizer and inhaling for a very short time. Lung lesions from using dry herb vape pens are long-term effects of vaping weed.
Can misuse of vape additives cause lung distress?
If you’ve used any of the “vape” products on the market, you know that there are plenty of chemical compounds that can be added to the liquid in order to give it a unique flavor, change the vapor inside the coil, change the color, make the vapor smell different, or to change the strength of the nicotine.
What you may not know, is that adding these chemicals to the vaping liquid can cause irritation to the lungs. Misuse of vape additives can cause lung distress.
Vape additives take a long time to break down and can leave residue in the lungs. This can cause a condition known as “vape dermititis”, which can lead to permanent damage to the lungs.
There is no evidence that vaping is safe. Vape contains a higher concentration and thus more concentrated nicotine than a regular cigarette. The amount of nicotine is high enough to irritate the lungs and cause lung distress.
What are the psychological effects of vaping weed?
Since weed was legalized in several states, there might be a lot of people who are curious to know the psychological effects of it and many are using it.
However, there are still not enough resources that are available that can provide an insight on the effects of vaping weed.
The effects of vaping weed can vary from person to person but are generally similar to smoking it. This leads to the chemical THC being inhaled.
Weed may be legal in the state of California, but it’s still considered a drug. So, it’s no surprise that its effects on the brain are of interest to researchers and medical professionals alike.
As a result, scientists have been studying the effects of marijuana on the mind for decades. What they have found is that the drug can cause feelings of euphoria, relaxation, and even paranoia.
It also seems to affect areas of the brain associated with memory, concentration, and decision-making, which is why a lot of people who smoke weed claim that it makes them “high.”
Is it better to use vape or smoke?
Many of us have heard the claims that vaping is healthier than smoking, and is far less dangerous. But for some, it’s hard to give up the good old cigarette.
A lot of us who love to vape have been curious about one topic in particular: is vaping better than smoking?
Vaping has been all the rage lately thanks to the rise of vape pens or “vapes”, which have a battery and heating chamber similar to what you would find in a traditional cigarette.
However, the “vaping” that happens with traditional cigarettes is quite different. When you vape, you are slowly inhaling a vapor cloud that contains nicotine to replicate the feeling of smoking a cigarette.
But, there is another way to get your nicotine, which you may not have even known existed.
When it comes to smoking, how you choose to do it (i.e. e-cigarette or traditional cigarette) is largely your choice. Smokers who are switching to vaping are twice as likely to quit smoking.