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Is vaping turning out to be more dangerous than smoking?

vaping more dangerous than smoking

We have already covered vaping in a couple of previous blog posts. As more and more research is done on the subject, we want to keep you updated. The latest studies on vaping show that e-cigarettes could be even more dangerous than smoking due to the chemicals used in the vaping liquids.

What two recent studies have found out about vaping

A recent study in Greece, run by Dr Constantinos Glynos showed that e-cigarette vapour containing propylene glycol (a solvent) can trigger inflammation in the body. This is worsened by flavourings which cause even more inflammation on their own. Dr Glynos remarked “In many cases, the added flavour in e-cigs exacerbated the detrimental effects of e-cig vapour which means some of the many flavouring components on the market may not be safe for even short-term use.”

The Greek study confirmed a study from the University of Birmingham earlier this year. This study showed that vapourised e-liquids increase the production of inflammation-causing chemicals in the body. In addition, they also attack protective cells in the lungs whose job it is to protect the lungs from potentially harmful particles. This causes a similar effect on the lungs as seen in regular cigarette smokers and patients with chronic lung disease.

With more and more research into vaping it becomes clearer and clearer that vaping is not a healthy alternative to smoking. The only healthy option is to cease smoking altogether.

How Hypnotherapy can help

The good news is that there is a lot of support out there. Many people have managed to kick the nicotine habit. Many of them have succeeded with the help of hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy has a proven track record of helping people to stop smoking faster and more permanently. Of course, as with any of these techniques, individual results vary. But here is a statistic that speaks for itself.

Of 43 consecutive patients undergoing this treatment protocol, 39 reported remaining abstinent from tobacco use at follow-up (6 months to 3 years post-treatment). This represents a 90.6% success rate using hypnosis. This study was performed at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Depts. of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2001 Jul;49(3):257-66. Barber J. [for more statistics and studies see here]

Whether you have tried quitting before or whether you have only just started giving up let me help.

Get in touch with me, Samantha Culshaw-Robinson for an informal chat. Based in Nottingham, I am a clinical hypnotherapist successfully helping clients to quit smoking since 2010. You can email me at sam@livewellpractice.co.uk or call 075 222 777 22.

Here are the links to the previous posts to give you even more information on the subject:

The hidden dangers of vaping

Why e-cigarettes aren’t better than smoking

2 comments

  • What an absolute load of rubbish. Vaping via regulated equipment has been proven to be 95% less dangerous than smoking and that includes the long term risks, this is backed by public health England, the NHS and Cancer Research UK. Smokers should vape and vapers should look to quit long term as it’s less harmful but not harmless. It’s really dangerous for you to be spreading misinformation like this which would prevent people switching from smoking to vaping. Terrible practise.

    • My intention in writing this article is to educate people to realise that e-cigarettes are not completely risk free and that they are safe as a stepping stone to stopping smoking completely. Although they are healthier than smoking ordinary ready rolled cigarettes, vaping is not entirely risk free as a permanent habit.

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