There is nothing about using a liquid vaporizer that is inherently harmful to your health. That’s your short answer. However, not all juices are created equal, and there are some products that you should avoid.
Many mass-market e-liquids have been found to contain substances that are harmful to our health (chemicals like propylene glycol and diethylene glycol). These are the chemicals that you hear about being used to make things like antifreeze. You definitely don’t want those in your body. What matters to you is knowing what’s in a product, and choosing accordingly.
So, choose the right juice. It’s really that simple. Choosing USDA certified organic, 100% VG e-liquids eliminates the risk of health effects associated with these chemicals because, well, they’re not in the recipe. And it’s the safest way to vape. When you choose 100% VG (vegetable glycerin, a natural substance that is safe to inhale) juices, you know exactly what makes up the juice and that it’s totally safe to use.
It’s a little bit like getting something to eat. You buy some locally grown organic fruit, and you can enjoy it while knowing that your food is natural and safe to eat. The mysterious, lonely hot dog that has been spinning on a gas station roller grill for the last four and a half hours? You don’t buy that, because it’s loaded with preservatives and you know that it’s not good for you. And if someone tries to tell you that eating is bad for your health, you laugh. Because there are good foods and bad foods, just like there are good and bad e-juices.
But What About the Nicotine?
If you are an adult who chooses to vape and prefers to use e-juices that contain nicotine, you have already done yourself a big favor by choosing to not smoke a cigarette instead! Liquid vaping is a safer alternative to smoking, and can be used as an effective method if you’re trying to quit, too. Not to mention, there are plenty of nicotine free e-juices for an even cleaner, friendlier vaping experience. The choice is yours.
The bottom line is this: there are e-juices that are virtually safe to use, and there are ones that are not. It’s a no-brainer; if you’re going to vape, you’re going to use the e-juices that are the safest. Therefore, to make a claim that liquid vaporizing in general is bad for your health would be unfair and not the whole truth.