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Hi Doc, I heard that vaping is safer than smoking, is it true?

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Dr. Dinesh G
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Dear @xty, while smoking is certainly bad for health, no one can say this for certain yet as long-term studies on the effects of vaping have yet to be conducted. Vaping is a relatively new and heterogeneous trend whereby many suppliers have created their own unique mixtures. It is illegal in countries like Singapore and unregulated in many other countries, which means the supply chains do not undergo the regular checks and may not be subject to the same health/product standards common for the smoking/tobacco industry. There have also been a spate of lung-related disease and deaths reported in many countries with ongoing investigation. When in doubt, best to play safe and avoid both smoking and vaping! See a doctor to discuss latest options for smoking cessation options that may be of help in this regard.
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Dr. Yan Y T
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Dear @xty Vaping is not safer than smoking and there have been reports that large numbers of e-cigarette users developed severe lung disease. The nicotine in vaping is very addictive and can harm brain development. Some “nicotine-free” e-cigarettes have been found to contain nicotine as well. Vaper users are also found to be more likely to smoke cigarettes than non-users and there are harmful substances found in the vapor that can cause increased risk of cancer. Vaping by pregnant ladies is a no-no as vaping can also harm the developing fetus. Therefore vaping is not safer than smoking cigarettes and I will advise against vaping. Try eating an apple instead. Cheers.
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