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Title: Vaping and Hep C
Post by: Martin1337 on February 08, 2017, 12:28:19 pm
Hey guys, iv been told to stay away from smoking while i have Hep C, will smoking a Vape(E-Cig) be much better or is it the nicotine that causes the liver damage
Title: Re: Vaping and Hep C
Post by: Gaj on February 08, 2017, 07:48:20 pm
Hi Martin, it's not just the nicotine that is a problem, there are many other chemicals in tobacco smoke that our liver has to process making it work harder and also causing damage. E-cigs may have a less complex chemical make up but your liver will certainly still be impacted by them. My advice would be to stop smoking completely. Below is some further information about e-cigs and if you read the full article in the link you will find that even those that don't list nicotine as an ingredient often include it anyway.  >:(

Toxic chemicals are formed as the e-liquid heats up to make the aerosol that e-cig users inhale. Some of these chemicals can cause inflammation and blood vessel damage responses, says Benowitz, who's also a professor at the University of California, San Francisco's School of Medicine. “In most preparations, they are much lower than you find in cigarette smoking, but they are of concern, no question about it,” he says.