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At last, some truths behind vaping everyone needs to know.

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Vaping can lead to smoking

Young vapers who’ve never smoked are three times as likely to take up smoking. Which is pretty cooked considering vapes were supposedly intended as a way to get people off cigarettes in the first place…

But hey, wanna recap on just how messed up smoking is? Tobacco kills more than 8 million people a year. About 7 million of these are from direct tobacco use. While 1.3 million deaths are just from being exposed to second-hand smoke.

If you’re lucky enough not to end up in the ground, smoking is still here to screw you over. Smokers are heaps more likely to get heart disease and lung cancer (plus other types of cancer too). Plus, they have an increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (which means you get ongoing respiratory symptoms), strokes, osteoporosis, peripheral artery disease (that’s when your blood struggles to travel through your body) and type 2 diabetes. Not great, if you like living.

Tobacco kills two in three long-term Aussie smokers

Smoking tobacco is deadly. So deadly it kills two in three long-term users in Australia, and is the largest cause of preventable death in Australia.

Why second-hand smoke is so serious


Even if you don’t smoke, tobacco is still dangerous as all hell. Second-hand smoke is what smokers exhale and it still contains some of the same toxic crap as the cigarettes themselves.

Babies who are exposed to second-hand smoke are at increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), acute respiratory infections, ear problems and more severe asthma. If you’re an adult, things aren’t much better. Second-hand smoke can impact the heart and cause coronary heart disease as well as lung cancer. Inhale a lot or a little, there’s no evidence of a safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke.

You can find out more here.

There's still hope

There’s enough info about smoking to make anyone mad. But it’s not all hopeless. The good news is that stopping smoking at any age is worth doing. It can increase your life expectancy, improve your quality of life, and the benefits start almost straight away.

You can get help to quit smoking here.

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