Safety Concerns Continue As Vaping Gains Popularity
Vaping is one of the modern times practices that continue to attract attention as to whether its good or not. A the platform on the debate is on whether the practice has any health risks or not. Vaping is a practice where e-cigars are used in place of traditional tobacco cigarettes. The practice was introduced as one of the approaches to aid in reduced smoking and reduction in the effects of tobacco to human health.
A big challenge to popularization of vaping is the media coverage that indicates this to be a dangerous practice. Some even make it look like it is more harmful in comparison to traditional smoking. These reports come even after there are research reports that indicate that vaping is less harmful when compared to traditional smoking. Nicotine is a common product that is available in all of the smoking products and one that has been used to demonize the vaping practice as a leading cause of cancer.
There are huge volumes of information that has been recorded and published on medical journals in regard to vaping. Reports on these journals indicate that vaping is a less harmful product to use in place of cigarettes. Mainstream media, however, does not give such reports the attention they deserve. Information that seeks to make vaping looks to be a bad practice is however given more coverage and factual information disregarded. The truth of the matter however is the fact that this will continue to be the better alternative and fewer risks compared to smoking cigars.
It is true and factual that like cigars, vapers also contain some amounts of nicotine. It is important to note that not all vapers contain nicotine while others only have limited amounts. A known fact with nicotine if that it has the capacity to be addictive to the users but as those fighting vaping indicate, it does not cause cancer in itself. Truth further indicates that vaping is not addictive as portrayed as there are products that are free of this chemical available in the market. Need, therefore, arises to ensure that the global population is fed with the right information for vaping to serve the health purpose for which it was established.
Mainstream media remains the biggest source of information today. The media in this regard plays a major role in providing readers with information that is not factual. Denial of this important information has seen majority continue to be exposed to great health risks despite the availability of alternatives that would save them. There is hope still if the trend changes and people are offered the right information by mainstream media. Offering factual information in this regard will ensure populations make right choices. The population further needs to be educated on the benefits and risks that come with each engagement in this respect.