Why Most Health Organizations Won’t Recommend Vaping as a Smoking Cessation Tool

Those within the vaping industry understand that e-cigs are far less harmful to a person’s health than smoking is.This is an unmistakable fact, and many doctors, researchers and health experts agree that vaping is far safer than smoking is.

So, then why do health organizations and doctors not recommend vaping as a way to help people quit smoking? This is an especially important question to ask, as research shows that record numbers of people are quitting smoking and taking up vaping instead. Are they really not being successful in their efforts to quit? Are they going back to smoking after they try vaping and are just unsatisfied with the experience? No, it is none of that, but there are some good reasons for why vaping isn’t seen as a good smoking cessation tool. Companies such as AquaVape help as they produce e liquids with a very low level of nicotine. However, there are also some very poor reasons why many experts won’t recommend it to help people quit smoking.

People do quit smoking to take up vaping,but many times they still take in nicotine to their body. They still absorb harmful chemicals and are still addicted to a product that is not good for them. Make no mistake about it, vaping can cause harm to the person who does it, but that harm is significantly less than what they experience from smoking. Because there is still nicotine involved, and nicotine is a known drug with addictive properties, it is not something that many health experts want to recommend.

However, if you look at other smoking cessation products, you see that many of them contain nicotine as well, such as patches, pills and nicotine gum. So, why then are those products recommended and vaping is not? It is partly due to the public perception of vaping, which is often seen as comparable to smoking. It could also be because vaping is so similar to smoking that there is a fear that those who vape will go back to smoking or that vaping will lead to smoking with those who have never smoked or vaped before. These may see like valid concerns from a distance, but once you look at the research, it becomes clear that they are ungrounded fears.

There are other reasons why vaping isn’t often recommended as a smoking cessation tool, despite its success in that area. One of the bigger ones is that the research is simply inconclusive or not extensive enough. Compare the research done on vaping to that of smoking. The smoking industry and smoking as a habit has been studied for decades, so we have a pretty good idea of how addictive and how harmful it is. Vaping, on the other hand, has not been studied nearly as long. So,while we have pretty good idea about the shorter-term effects, it’s been nearly impossible to research and study the long-term ones. There is simply too much we have yet to learn about this activity, and that scares a lot of people who are already fearful of the effects of smoking.

Remember that only a few decades ago, there were doctors recommending smoking, and health experts who said that smoking was not only safe but also beneficial. The health stance on that has changed dramatically since then, and it’s important that we not make the same mistakes with vaping. You can understand then why, so many organizations and health experts are wary about putting their stamp of approval on vaping when it is similar to smoking in a lot of respects.

While it may seem fairly safe, who knows what horrors will be discovered later on? It’s possible that we will learn vaping is safer than we initially realized, but as long as we don’t know as much about it as we do about smoking, it will always be tough for smoking cessation experts and health specialists to recommend it to anyone as a smoking cessation tool.

 

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