Medical scientists have found that with vaping too, there can be few side effects, irrespective of whether you consumed nicotine or not. That is the reason why e-cigarettes are no longer in much demand.
Let us therefore, discuss about this topic in brief in this article.
Few vaping side-effects
Following are few side effects that were observed while people vaped even without any nicotine.
Certain components in the vape juice can also irritate our mouth as well as airways as it was found during the study made on nicotine-free shisha pen. They can also have potential to cause cancer too.
One study conducted during 2018 found that vaping can also create inflammatory response in our lungs and throat. A regular vaper may face such inflammatory response throughout the body too.
Certain in-vitro study conducted in 2018 found that too much exposure to vapor of e-cigarette can lead to cell death without nicotine too.
All these affected cells that generally reside in the lungs and defend our body against infectious particles, toxins, and allergens present in the air while we breath.
What about vaping CBD?
We all know when we vape CBD vape oil, it does not contain nicotine, but still they too can cause side effects.
One of the active ingredients present in cannabis CBD, and unlike THC, it is not psychoactive, that means it will not cause any mental “high.”
Though sufficient research on various side effects of CBD vaping is yet to be done but few general side effects of CBD which is mild are:
If you vape any flavored CBD oil, then it may cause side effects, which is similar to nicotine-free e-cigarettes, based on base and flavoring of the fluid.
What about vaping marijuana?
Marijuana vaporizers may not contain nicotine, but still they can cause side effects. Generally, the side effects are due to the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the most active ingredient present in marijuana.
The feeling of high associated with marijuana vaping might be much stronger than high effects from the traditional toking.
Few other potential side-effects may include:
- Difficulty in problem-solving
- Impaired coordination
- Increased heart rate
- Memory impairments
- Sensory and also mood changes
Even you vape any flavored cannabis oil, it may lead to few side effects which are similar to what one can get from nicotine-free e-cigarettes based on fluid’s base as well as flavoring ingredients.
When you must see a doctor/other healthcare provider?
You must make an appointment immediately with a doctor, if you ever experience any of the following conditions:
- Bleeding/swollen gums
- Chronic coughing
- dry mouth
- Mouth ulcers that never heal
- Persistent sore throat
- Receding gums
- Toothache/mouth pain
Your doctor can easily assess your symptoms to decide whether they are due to vaping or any other condition. You must also talk to your doctor even if you are trying to reduce on smoking cigarettes.
This will help you to understand how you must slowly decrease nicotine intake and finally quit smoking altogether.