As a recent convert to vaping I’ve been interested to find out whether vaping can accelerate aging in a similar way to smoking tobacco.
Having researched the matter online there are certainly factors worth considering that supports the view that vaping can contribute to premature aging resulting in wrinkles, dry and saggy skin. This is due to the effects of nicotine which constricts blood vessels and blocks nutrients reaching skin cells.
In addition it’s also worth noting that the main ingredients in e-juice are either or both a combination of PG and VG which can cause dehydration, dry mouth and throat as well as skin irritation which overtime can also contribute to aging. Looking into the details lets find out more and more importantly what we can do about it.
Smoking versus Vaping Impact on the Skin
Well it’s no surprise that smoking tobacco is far worse in many ways to that of vaping and e-cigs given that they have over 3000 chemicals and carcinogens. Some of these are known to contribute to premature aging due to damaging of collagen and elastin resulting in damaged, sagging, wrinkled skin. For example it doesn’t take much of a guess to figure out who below is the smoker and non smoker twin.
With that said can you believe that there was once a time when doctors recommended smoking with TV ads saying things like “best tobacco” recommended by doctors and so forth.
Looking back at them know I find it crazy that such views existed given the long history of smoking by the generations over time. You’d think someone centuries ago would of realized smoking isn’t that great for your health. In the same way I’m beginning to suspect that there maybe more to vaping that we will find out over the course of time.
With that said given vaping does not contain many of the same chemicals found in smoking, its reasonable to assume that the effects of vaping are therefore much less and on that point I’m sure we can all agree.
Whilst there are no long term studies on this subject many people whom have switched from smoking to vaping have reported to have better skin tone within a matter of weeks. With that said its a myth that vaping has no effect like the yesteryear ads for cigarettes given what we know about the effects of nicotine and PG/VG.