“If you are a smoker, vaping is a less harmful option than smoking.” Health Canada. Normal vaping (nicotine) is 5% the risk of smoking and the government limits what can be put into the eliquids to keep it that way.
Vaping is a fraction the risk
Citizens have a right to life which means they have a right to all the information to make informed decisions about preserving health.
They also should have access to and be able to effectively utilize harm reduction to protect health such as condoms.
Ingredients in eliquid & vapour
Over 7000 harmful chemicals are produced when the chemically laden cigarette is burned including: carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, hydrocarbons, nitrous oxide, free radicals, radioactive compounds, arsenic, phenols & 69 carcinogens These aren’t found in vapour.
Top 9 toxins
“People smoke for nicotine but they die from tar.”
WHO prioritized the 9 most toxic chemicals found in tobacco smoke for reduction.
Vaping significantly reduces or eliminates these toxic chemicals! As to formaldehyde, it is naturally occurring in exhaled breath.
harm reduction reduces risk
Most of us are familiar with and support harm reduction such as seat belts or bike helmets. Smoking is the most preventable cause of disease and death in North America! It’s hard to quit smoking, so maybe harm reduction is the answer. ?
Relative risk of nicotine sources
The standard scientific tool for measuring the harm from drug use is the MCDA (multi-criteria decision analysis). Experts compared 12 different sources of nicotine using the MCDA. The most harmful source were cigarettes so they were given the value of 100%. The other 11 sources show the relative risk of harm compared to smoking.
Heavy metals found
Unlike decades ago when smoking was recommended by physicians, we have advanced technology & are able to analyze gases, liquids and solids.
Vapour was found to have minute amounts of heavy metals just like the nicotine inhalers recommended by physicians.
Science indicates vaping is 5% the risk
Scientific evidence is universal, so why does Britain promote vaping and Canada and the USA have a war on harm reduction?
The British health agencies got to the science before the narrative got to them.
They even have vape shops in their hospitals!
Daily intake of diacetyl
Workers in a ?popcorn butter flavouring factory, (diacetyl was a main ingredient) had higher cases of “popcorn lung”.
A study found diacetyl in some eliquids, The amount was 750x less than found cigarettes.
Headlines read: “Vaping Causes Popcorn Lung!”
No popcorn lung
Remember all of the headlines saying that vaping causes popcorn lung? ? It was a lie. Do you feel deceived? Makes you wonder what they are lying about now…
Indoor vapor has been tested & tested
Top health agencies in the US tested for hazardous chemicals in the air in a vape shop with active vaping. The vast majority of chemicals were not even detected! Friends of vapers can feel comfortable around vaping and support smokers making the switch.