switch to vaping.
the vape liquid only has nicotine in it, none of the other highly carcinogenic substances that the whole tobacco plant has, WAY better for you.
also you can get the vape juice with varying amounts of nic in it, so you can gradually taper down over time, very gently.
good idea, Lapis.
...unless the nicotine is also an issue - not just the smoke.
And aren't they now finding out that the Vaping does more damage than originally thought?
Research is incomplete. There isn't enough years of data to make any concrete conclusion.
Only educated guesses at this point.
Educated guess that favors that it is not harmful is:
Vape is nicotine, water, and vegetable glycerin. Vegetable glycerin is "edible" and found in foods. Water is water, and nicotine as a stand alone compound isn't "bad".
Therefore not harmful.
Educated guess that doesn't favor that it is not harmful is:
All the above is true, however vegetable glycerin may be edible but that's not the same as heating it up to really high temperature and inhaling it. This "could" have harmful affects in the long term.
But everyone agrees it is leaps and bounds better than cigs because there's no tar or carcinogens.
And then there's the personal observational test. Cigs made me feel bad in a variety of ways. Vape does not at all. In one month, it was like a brand new air filter was installed in my lungs.
Whatever the science may tell in the future, something right is happening.
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Buhner Protocol for Borrelia, Babesia, Bartonella and Mycoplasma (treating everything to be on the safe side): May 2016 - Dec. 2016; 8/2017 - Present