Glossary

Vaping

Vaping has becoming popular in recent years because it’s touted as the “healthy” alternative to smoking. Nicotine and marijuana smokers around the US are turning to vaping as a safer alternative to smoke inhalation. Basically, vaping describes the process of inhaling water vapor through a personal vaporizer. “E-liquids” are inserted into the vaporizer; these liquids typically consist of propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin. Natural and artificial flavors may be added to the E-liquids to enhance the vaping process.

Vaping appeals to many smokers because it doesn’t cause bad breath or leave behind a bad smell. More cost-effective than cigarettes, vaping is also purported to be easier on the lungs, with less of an associated cancer risk. Furthermore, vaping provides a welcome alternative to smoking for those who rely on medical marijuana to ease pain, manage a psychological imbalance, or alleviate inflammation. “

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