If you’ve been to a pub, club or bar lately, or even just browsing TikTok, you’ve likely seen plenty of people with a colorful disposable vape in their hands. Far from being a healthy fad, experts warn of a potential danger.
With a variety of flavors including banana, strawberry, cola and cotton candy, and prices as low as $5, it’s easy to see why more and more people are finding themselves smoking a disposable vape. Statistics back this up, with a recent study revealing that the number of e-cigarette users is on the rise, reaching 3.6 million users last year.
But just like smoking traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes and vaporizers come with risks. There are many health experts who warn that smoking in vapers of few uses brings bad news.
High nicotine intake
Smoking a whole stick is the equivalent of about 48 to 50 cigarettes . Traditional cigarettes contain two milligrams of nicotine salt, so the disposable vape is the equivalent of 20 milligrams of nicotine.
As we all know, nicotine is highly addictive, but that’s not the only concern with disposable vapes. The nicotine in these devices is not only super addictive, it also puts you at risk for developing gum disease, dry mouth, cavities, and early tooth loss. In addition, they can also cause bad breath. So it is recommended to try to avoid them at all costs.
Although it may seem like a good idea to have a disposable vape for a cheaper price and without having to rely on batteries or refills, the truth is that in the long run it is more expensive (and not only in terms of health). A disposable vape can have about 600 puffs at a price of 7 euros. For an occasional smoker it can be profitable, but for someone who is hooked it is not.
It is difficult to defend this type of products, since they are not elegant or flattering for health. It started out as flavored water vapor, but disposable versions have introduced nicotine to make it addictive. Many people have commented on social media on how risky smoking disposable vapes can be. There are those who have used two of them in two weeks and already consider themselves addicted. It is even confirmed that those who vape have noticed an increase in cavities.