Various articles online indicate that vaping is considered to be good in numerous ways. Most experts confirm that vaping can assist smokers to quit the habit and it is also believed that vaping is a better solution than smoking for people. However, as per the current studies by the Mayo Clinic, it indicates that vaping could probably cause lung damage that’s very much like the damage caused in people who have breathed in toxic chemicals.
What does Vaping mean?
An E-cigarette is an anodic device that inspires tobacco smoking. These are fire-proof tobacco products that turn a stored liquid into a sprayer, which is a combination of liquid particles and gases. Using an e-cigarette is termed as “vaping”. These handheld devices are battery powered and come in various shapes and sizes along with a wide range of vape liquid flavours.
Lung Damage caused by Vaping
Studies by The Mayo Clinic further report that vaping causes several forms of lung damage. Particularly, researchers in this study have pointed out that the immune system cells in the lungs named macrophages were impaired. The damage indicated a frothy look that is a typical feature of an inclination towards harmful chemicals and fumes.
Moreover, the research also indicates that vaping induced pneumocyte vacuolization to the alveoli. Pneumocyte is a type of cell that forms the covering of the alveoli, and vacuolization in the composition of cells or small cavities or spaces in a cell. Vacuolization occurs mostly due to a type of cell damage.
The substance in a Vape Sprayer that cause damage.
Although the report from Mayo Clinic research does not indicate a precise cause of the lung damage, other studies could indicate a substance in some vape liquids called vitamin E acetate, which has been associated to new dangers in vaping-related illnesses. Other chemicals such as propylene glycol, glycerine and many others could also be inhaled by vaping. In most instances, researches aren’t definite whether the chemicals produced by vaping can cause lung damage or the type of damage it could cause.