34. Vaping Or Traditional Cigarettes?
The best answer is neither, but from the perspective of public health, that answer only works in a perfect world. At the heart of the problem is not e-cigarettes themselves, but the fact that they are marketed as healthy. There are very few regulations around them, so they are used frequently in product placement, which appeals primarily to children.
Vaping is probably still better than traditional cigarettes, but only to a certain extent. If smokers are vaping in addition to using tobacco, then there is probably no benefit to vaping. However, if they are vaping to wean themselves off of cigarettes and quit altogether, then vaping is perhaps the best choice.
Where Did We Find This Stuff? Here Are our Sources:
“The Effects of Smoking on the Body.” Healthline.
“What You Should Know About Vaping and E-Cigarettes,” by Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin. Ted Med.
“E-Cigarettes: Welcome Back, Big Tobacco.” The Fifth Estate.
“Eighth death linked to vaping as illnesses surge around the United States,” by Jen Christensen and Jamie Gumbrecht. CNN. September 20, 2019.