Got Vape, one of the most widely recognized players in the vaporizer space, issued a press release in which they touted the important of quality when it comes to not only vaporizers, but e-juices as well.
Straying away from their release for a moment, quality is undoubtedly an important variable when it comes to vaporizers, the e-liquids that some of them use, and just about everything else you can think of in life. Without assessing the quality, how can one possibly determine the value? With this in mind, Got Vape’s Joe Arellano had this to say: “Not all e-juice is of the highest quality, so it’s important to know the difference.” He added that at Got Vape, the quality of ingredients in the juices they sell “will continue to be” their “top priority.”
“Not all e-juice is of the highest quality, so it’s important to know the difference.”
Looking at some of the science to support their stance, it wasn’t all that long ago that researchers with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health released a study in which they found roughly 75% of the flavored e-juices contained within the e-cigs they examined to contain a chemical previously linked to multiple cases of severe respiratory disease in humans. Needless to say, not all vape juices are made equal.
Do you research your e-juice ingredients before you use them?
While there is a growing body of evidence to support the theory that e-cigarettes are less harmful than the cigarettes they look to replace, could e-cigs themselves actually have a negative impact on the human heart? According to one new study, there’s a chance that that could very well be the case for nicotine infused e-cigarettes, but only those that dispense nicotine. The findings of this study, which was led by UCLA professor of medicine Dr. Holly Middlekauff, could pave the way for more research into the effects of nicotine on the heart.
In the study, which was published in the Journal of the American Heart Associated, Middlekauff and her fellow research scientists examined 33 healthy individuals that neither smoked nor vaped, at least not currently. The study’s participants were then asked to puff on either a placebo containing no active ingredients, an electronic cigarette filled with a nicotine solution, or an e-cig containing no nicotine. And what did they find? They found that the e-cigs containing nicotine caused the user’s adrenaline levels to rise, leading the researchers to believe that there could be a correlation between nicotine and heart health – and not a good one at that.
Still, even with this in mind, Middlekauff can’t help but suggest based on the results of her prior research that smokers give up smoking for vaping, adopting e-cigarettes in place of traditional cigarettes. But for those who neither smoke nor vape, it is perhaps best to keep it that way, at least that’s what her latest research seems to suggest. Or in her own words, Middlekauff, who was quoted by Time, said that for non-smokers, she “would strongly advise that you not start using e-cigarettes, because they are not harmless.”
“The way I think about it is that if you currently smoke tobacco cigarettes, switching to e-cigs may be a better choice, at least from the data we have (…) But if you don’t smoke at all, I would strongly advise that you not start using e-cigarettes, because they are not harmless.”
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