This is the 21st century, our world is moving towards more and more intensified and sophisticated use of tools and gadgets, and that includes personal leisure as well. This too includes the use of tobacco and the tools used for smoking. There was a time when we grew up seeing other elderly people standing on a roadside stall with a cup of tea and a cigarette in their hand discussing familiar topics or recent events such as sports or news or regular chit chats. Often such people would be found smoking in their workplace or at their homes with a traditional cigarette or a bidi in their hand. Of course, bidis are meant for those persons who can’t afford a cigarette daily.
On a serious note, those days are gone when people used to blow up a cigarette or a cigar from a regular roadside stall and would quench his or her addiction. This is the modern period where gadget has stepped in and taken the traditional way of smoking. As you read this article further, you would unveil systematically as to how the use of gadget has taken its toll in the realm of addiction.
What is Vaping?
Vaping can be defined as the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. Not only this affects the person who indulges himself or herself into this self-deteriorating activity but it in most of the cases to influences others those who are into regular contact with the affected individual or even daily passersby.
This in itself does not only affect the health of an individual but also drains that person financially too. No such device comes at a merged cost, which later leads to such a dependency from which it is difficult to come out. Commonly those persons act as Passive Smokers. This term is commonly widespread and we all know that this is even more dangerous than the act of active smoking.
Effect of E-Cigarettes upon our health:
It is needless to say what could be the ill consequences of this practice upon our health.
E-smoking is a factor that can cause can cause, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, choking, burn injuries, upper respiratory tract irritation, dry cough, dryness of the eyes and mucous membrane, the release of cytokines, etc.
Chewing tobacco sometimes causes white patches, called leukoplakia. They appear on the gums, tongue, or lining of the mouth. Most of these are noncancerous, but some show early signs of cancer. Oral cancer often occurs near patches of leukoplakia, which is a general preliminary general symptom.
How do E-Cigarettes work?
Until now one might have guessed that the terms like Vaping and E-Cigarette go hand in hand and don’t come with loose ends. First, we all should be quite familiar with actually what E-Cigarette kind of looks like. E-cigarettes are a handheld battery-powered vaporizer that simulates smoking by providing some of the behavioral aspects of smoking in a mechanized manner. It idolizes how technology plays a vital role in the manufacture of this product. A self-explanatory figure is presented to demonstrate its actual functioning. Now we shall discuss as to how this machinery unfolds its lethal side and let’s uncover its dark and some hidden attributes. There’s no fire, no ash, and no smoky smell. E-cigarettes do not contain all of the harmful chemicals associated with smoking tobacco cigarettes, such as carbon monoxide and tar.
So as depicted this machine slowly has taken its toll and some of its advantages are:
- Sleek design
- Lightweight and easy to carry
- Doesn’t require a lighter or matches to lit it
Vaping and its effect on Health
It is not difficult to grab an estimate of what could be the detrimental causes of this vaping practice could be. Nicotine is the preliminary component of cigarettes and e-cigarettes, and it is highly addictive. It causes the person to crave a smoke and suffer withdrawal symptoms if one ignores to do so. Nicotine is also a toxic substance. It raises the blood pressure and spikes adrenaline levels, which increases the heart rate that later could lead to a stroke.
Adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of nicotine because their brains are still rapidly developing and they tend to align themselves with some freaky and what appears to be a style statement or to simply look cool.
Nicotine-less Vape and E-Cigarette
Vaping will affect one’s health and he or she will be addicted sooner or later. Someone might be more tolerant of this activity than others while some might crumb to it at an early stage. Some of the affected persons have been reported with some out striking issues that they felt in their preliminary face of this activity. While others those who have a strong immune system had to deal with late issues which had some intense effects in their cardiovascular and nervous system that could lead to a slower rate of deterioration of the inner tissues and body fluids to follow soon enough.
It is needless to say what could be the ill consequences of this practice upon our health. E-smoking can often lead to nausea, vomiting, headache, burn injuries, upper respiratory tract irritation, dry cough, dryness of the eyes and mucous membrane, the release of cytokines and pro-inflammatory mediators, etc. Some smokeless tobacco products contain 3 to 4 times more nicotine than cigarettes. The following graph indicates the increase in the instance of the usage of these harmful products in common school goers only.
Aftereffects of Quitting Vaping
Once a person feels to withdraw from this habit he or she could have some retarding symptoms like:
- Severe headache
- Crankiness, anger, depression, and tiredness
- Concentration issues
- Hunger issues
- Random restlessness
As our world is progressing day by day and technology is playing a vital role in this field one can easily visualize the rate with which our lives are gradually affected by it. The human race is increasingly becoming more and more dependent on various gadgets and machines.