According to Public Health England, Vaping is 95% safer than smoking, an agency of the Department of Health.
How Vaping Works
Vaping is safer than smoking, but it’s not entirely safe. However, it is important to note that vaping is not completely safe and should be used only as a substitute for smoking.
The main harmful chemical in tobacco smoke is tar. This is caused by burning tobacco leaves and inhaling the smoke. In contrast, electronic cigarettes do not burn anything, and there is no smoke involved.
When you vape, you only inhale the vapor that contains nicotine. E-cigarettes contain only four ingredients: propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, flavorings, and nicotine. They do not produce tar or carbon monoxide.
More Research on Vaporizers
In a separate study, a vaporizer was tested under unrealistic conditions. The test was designed to produce high levels of formaldehyde by forcing the oven temperature to climb quickly to its maximum level and then holding it there for a long time. This test debunks the claim that vaporizers could also be unhealthy because they produce more formaldehyde than smoking.
However, it was concluded that a vaporizer produces higher levels of formaldehyde than smoking, only when used under poor and unrealistic conditions. Therefore consumers are warned to be conscious of their temperature settings while they use their devices.