Sure, vaping can get some people to quit smoking, although how effective a tactic vaping is for smoking cessation is still a mystery, and I for one, think it’s not nearly as effective as its proponents would like it to be.
Time will tell, however.
What is not debatable, though, is that vaping has drawn millions of people into using that method of nicotine inhalation, many of whom would likely not have ever begun smoking because smoking is just not as cool as vaping, vaping is associated with the inhalation of hundreds and probably thousands of chemicals and additives that we have absolutely no idea of what their potential consequences may eventually be, and most important, vaping itself has got to be harmful to the respiratory tract and likely to lots of other tissues.
Which is why I am not in the least bit surprised that a study from the University of California, San Francisco, which was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, has concluded that e-cigarette use “significantly increases a person’s risk of developing chronic lung diseases like asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease”.
Even worse, since most e-cigarette users also smoke, this study concludes that those people are “at an even higher risk of developing chronic lung disease than those who used either product alone.”
The only safe way to deal with nicotine is not to use it. Period.