The DOH has finally said it; vaping is not safer than smoking tobacco, and they maybe just as bad for your health.
The Philippine Department of Health secretary Paulyn Ubial confirmed that vape liquid contains just about 7,000 chemicals, which is roughly the same amount that you’ll find in traditional cigarette sticks.
“May advisory ang FDA na iyong components na nasa vapes is still tobacco. Ngayon, ang sinasabi nila, it is a safer alternative. Pero ang sinasabi namin sa health sector, walang safe level ng exposure to tobacco smoke. So maski konti lang yan, it’s still unsafe,”
Ubial encourages the younger generation to completely avoid tobacco products and vaping.
FHM Philippines seems to give an approval on the DOH secretary’s statements and even quoted a recent study about vaping on their article:
In a recent study titled Stanford Research Into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising, by Stanford University School of Medicine, Principal Investigator Robert K. Jackler, M.D., concluded that vapes also produce carcinogens, which may lead to serious lung diseases.
Yes, vaping does produce carcinogens at some point, especially when gunk builds up on your coils. However, we haven’t confirmed if anyone vapes coils that were left uncleaned for weeks. You see, gunk builds up on your coil to a point where it tastes nowhere near your e-liquid and produces dry hits.
“The vaporization process involves a heating element which, especially in higher-powered advanced vaporizers, produces formaldehyde—a known carcinogen.”
OK, back to that. Your mod may produce formaldehyde when propylene glycol is heated at ridiculously high levels. For all we know, you need to vape temperatures that will burn your mouth before your mod can vaporize PG into formaldehyde. Whoever did this study probably left one factor behind; regular vaping isn’t as hot as vaporizing PG from a gas stove.
We have said it many times, and we will say it again. Vaping isn’t 100% safe, but we are sure that it is substantially safer than smoking cancer sticks.