If you have thought about trying to kick a smoking habit, you’re not alone. Nearly 7 of 10 smokers say they want to stop. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health — smoking harms nearly every organ in your body, including your heart. Nearly one-third of deaths from heart disease are the result of smoking and secondhand smoke.
“Vape juice can contain a variety of things that could be toxic,” Blaha says. There can be flavors, dyes, nicotine, THC (the ingredient in marijuana that causes a “high”) and other substances. “There are all kinds of concoctions,” he says. “For example, there are reports that people may put essential oils, multivitamins or traces of medicines into e-liquids.”
“Vaping is a delivery system similar to a nebulizer, which people with asthma or other lung conditions may be familiar with,” says Broderick. “A nebulizer turns liquid medicine into a mist that patients breathe in. It’s a highly effective way of delivering medicine to the lungs.”