Among those concerned about vaping, 2019 might be remembered as the year that many people were alerted to the “true” dangers of vaping. The US-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported over 1,000 cases of Evali, a vaping-associated lung injury.
Of the people affected, 34 have died, the CDC revealed. However, while the catastrophic effects of these deaths to the victims’ families shouldn’t be understated, the real question shouldn’t be whether vaping is dangerous but whether it remains safer than conventional tobacco smoking.
So, what’s the bad press?
According to the CDC, 86% of the people who fell ill as a result of vaping had, during the three months prior, used THC products. The term THC is shorthand for tetrahydrocannabinol, a cannabis compound which is psychoactive – hence why it’s responsible for making cannabis users “high”.