Long-term risks and effects are still unknown according to worldwide “experts”. More dangers about e-cigarettes are sure to come out. Experts are constantly finding a new study every day. The media likes to keep the public misinformed. Some experts put their two cents in and the whole world is still confused.
If you claim there are “long term effects” of e-cigarettes and you don’t know what they are, it is probably your job to KNOW. After 10+ years of them being on the market, I appreciate you showing how you don’t know how to do your JOB.
In the United States, (according to the Centers For Disease Control) there are 9 million e-cigarette users.
(That’s 9 million non-smokers, by the way).
How do e-cigarettes affect the user? What are the health implications?
Turns out, as you will see below, e-cigarette users not only decrease or eliminate smoking, they also reduce – in MANY cases,
eliminate medications they’ve been taking for various ailments for years…
Makes one wonder what all those chemicals in cigarettes do to both cause & suppress symptoms…
The very idea that there are long term issues using e-cigarettes CAN be true. Tell me how “approved” methods work again? For those of you who think e-cigarettes are just like cigarettes, please show your evidence.
Question #27 was posed:
Have you increased, decreased or eliminated any medications since using an e-cigarette?
Let’s get to the anecdotal evidence, shall we?
One major think that I have noticed is that while I was smoking Tobacco Cigarettes,I used to get sick 2 to 3 times a year. In the past 2-1/2 years that I have been “Vaping”, I was only sick once!
Less medication COPD
My bp meds were reduced to lowest dose (75% lower)
Pain killers for pre-existing conditions. I attribute that to a better supply of oxygen helping to heal damaged tissue.
i use my inhailers less often now that i’m vaping and not smoking
i have asthma and copd ( sorry spelling )
I don’t have to take my omeprazole for gastritis anymore
Was able to get off blood pressure medicine
Anxiety meds gone. Heartburn meds gone. Chronic diarrhea gone.
halved dosage for GERD
I don’t take any medications except for occasional ibuprofen for a headache.
As stated above, no more need for anti nausea meds and prescription acid reflux meds. My esophagus finally healed from all the heartburn related to smoking.
My health is going better way with my e-cigarette.
Stopped- asthma inhalers, albuterol nebulizer (stopped w Dr supervision & approval due to improvements in lung function & blood o2 levels)
Stopped – anxiety meds and antinausea meds (stopped myself, didn’t need em anymore)
Unfortunately damage has already been done so I am still on asthma meds. plus beta blockers for the heart attack I suffered 8yrs ago, however, have had no angina since I started vaping.
These medications are not vaping or smoking related
I have been lucky to not need regular medication for any reason.
I have severe emphysema and since I started vaping my breathing is better. I do not cough at all. I have not had any chest or sinus infections since beginning to vape
Overall my health has improved
Long term asthma inhailor. no longer in use and quick response maybe once a year…
this is not due to vaping I am a chronic pain suffer and asthmatic I used to blow a 450 to 500 now its 700 to 800 on a peek flow meter so my lungs have got better thanks to vaping
A lot less cold and sinus meds and antibiotics.
less joint pain and coughing related headaches, led to the halted use of non prescription pain relievers.
Less migraines = Less Excedrin
Fewer colds/sore throats = Less Robitussin ETC
I use Ventolin inhaler. I was using it 4 to 5 times per day when I smoked. Now I use it maybe 2 or 3 times a week. Awesome!!
I no longer suffer from lung infections/bronchitis as often, causing me to no longer seek medication for it when it arises.
No allergy/ hayfever gone
Haven’t had flu or a cold since I switched. Used to get flu twice a year like clockwork – beginning and end of winter.
I was on antidepressants and found that I do not need them while on the ecig as I don’t feel so stressed.
Reduced Cpap pressure, down to using no allergy medication
never had any health problems. I mainly quit smoking due to cost and finding out my son was starting on the same path as me.
Much less use of asthama inhalers
O don’t use my blue inhailer as much as before I quit
Eliminated preventative steroidal inhaler, vastly decreased rescue inhaler/nebulizer.
I no longer take any blood pressure medication 🙂
No pain killers needed I’m pain free wahoo
Have not needed my ventolin since I quit smoking and started vaping.
Do not require the use of my inhailer as often.
No more inhalers or broncitus meds
Less allergy medicine
Reduction in the usage of Salbutamol (Ventolin) inhalers as a rescue bronchodilator.
No more inhalers or blood pressure medications and I have lost 55 pounds.
Blood pressure and cholesterol meds were both reduced, and Plavix was eliminated completely (because my clogged arteries cleared up!).
discontinued two prescription drugs for respiratory/allergy issues.
When i where smoking i had the “flu” at least 4 times a year, in the 2 years gone with vaping i havent been sick once!
Cholesterol and blood pressure meds gone!
I no longer have to use inhalers
Because of other ailments not attached to smoking but because of my other problems
I have COPD from smoking cigarettes and I was on O2 at the time that I quit smoking. About a year after I started using e-cigarettes and stopped smoking I was able to get off of O2 completely.
dont have to take my stomach pills every day
no longer need cholesterol medications
no longer need allegra
I no longer use inhalers or need antibiotics for URIs.
Tylenol use has been reduced since my headaches happen less frequently. Also sinus medication like sudaphed is no longer needed.
I have high blood pressure and my medication has dropped by half.
I don’t have headaches and was able to stop taking Tylenol on a daily basis. My nerves are much calmer and my anxiety has gone down.
I’ve eliminated daily maintenance asthma meds, lessened by a lot the usage of rescue medicine, eliminated 2 GERD medications
Im almost of my anti anxiety meds
No longer have to use my asthma inhaler. The day I quit smoking is the last time I have used an inhaler and that was more than 2 years ago
I no longer have seasonal walking pneumonia that required steroids, inhalers and antibiotics.
No more blood pressure medication because my lungs are healthy enough for me to exercise regularly without respiratory issues
Did not get sick over the winter as usual
Blood pressure meds reduced
no need to use steroids, antibiotics or inhalers anymore
not on any breathing aids or anything like that but i bet i would have been if i hadn’t stopted smoking. my mother had every breathing problem under the sun, she only stoped smoking in the last 3 years of her life
I am currently offof blood pressure meds, and am not using breathing meds for COPD
anti biotics from chest infections
Using Asthma inhaler once or twice a month instead of 3 – 4 times a day
I am now permanently on high blood pressure meds – but cannot blame this on ecigs as menopause started around the same time. HBP can be a side effect of menopause.
My high blood pressure medication dosage was halved…but I lost 42 pounds.
The dependency I had on my asthma inhaler has decreased dramatically
I have stopped needing my inhailor as much
My blood pressure is now normal ( no need for pills)
Blood sugar has gotten better ( no need for pills )
Not myself personally however my mom who is a chronic asthmatic and has never smoked, has started vaping and her asthma is almost completely gone. From finishing an asthma pump every week to one lasting her now a whole month!
Completed eliminated GERD medication, which I had to take almost all of my smoking career.
No more HEadaches and very rarely ever take an aspirin now.
dropped blood pressure meds
Used to get bad headaches from the carbon monoxide and took alot of aspirin but no longer
blood presure pills have gone now
I had severe sleep apnea while smoking. After two years with an ecig, i no longer have to wear a cpap.
Blood pressure is now normal. I was taken off medication to control.
I had persistent AMD when I was smoking, and had to have injections in my eyes quarterly to preserve my sight. Once I started vaping instead of smoking, my eyesight improved immediately, and I no longer needed injections.
Have not had to use antibiotics or visit the Dr. for smoker related illness in over 3 yrs. Amen, I say!
No longer take Depression Meds
dosage level of high blood pressure medicine was lowered in mg
Decongestants & cold medications were a staple. I rarely use them now. I do have allergies that make some necessary.
I haven’t needed my allergy or asthma medications as frequently due to less flare-ups of both.
I use my asthma inhaler less and sometimes I can get away with using my vape to help me breathe better in a pinch–like when I forget my inhaler at home.
I was on antibiotics about every 3 months for various respiratory infections. Have not taken them at all since starting vaping.
I have increased my consumption of OTC allergy medications. Smoking tobacco did dull my reactions to airborne allergens.
Reduced my use of asthma medications
Started on 12mg, now on 0.3mg
Hardly use my Inhaler anymore at all!
Don’t use my inhaler or nebulizers anymore
I don’t get ill as much as I did when I was smoking colds, flu etc.
No more cough medicains
Decrease in cold medication
I have reduced my need for using an inhaler for asthma.
Reduced allergy medication.
I feel better in general.
Seems like long term risks & health implications are that we’re doing something right.
You anectdote, you.
What do Medical Experts say?
If you think we’re not screaming at the top of our much healthier lungs, you’re wrong.
If you think we’re not paying attention, you may be mentioned here soon.
Long Term Effects, MUST read:
Ecigs Health Effects R Cranfield Nov 24 2015.pdf
“Popcorn” lung came up again in the news. I suggest a tall glass of liquid to hydrate due to the high salt. The WONDERFUL folks over at Vapers.Org.UK released a Special Edition on 12/12/15:
I suggest a tall glass of liquid to hydrate due to the high salt content!
A Bucket Of Popcorn.
E-cigarette Research is HERE.
MORE e-cigarette research is also HERE.
Medical Professionals at MOVE are HERE.
See what vapers said about their e-cigarette use here in the first survey.
More to come!
Keep ON #Vaping On.