In recent years, many celebrities have decided to ditch cigarettes in favor of vaping. The most prominent example is none other than Hollywood superstar Jack Nicholson, who, after years of active smoking, has turned to e-cigarettes as the primary source of satiating his cravings. In addition, other notable examples include Robert Pattinson and Katy Perry. So, if more and more celebrities are switching to vaping instead of smoking, and most of us know that these people have a team of advisors and assistants managing their everyday lives and closely watching over their health, then surely vaping is recommended rather than smoking. If you are a person that vapes, you should know that there are important differences between delta 8 and delta 9 THC.
Celebrities and vaping
Famous for being in one of the best films of the 90s, Pulp Fiction, Jackson has established himself as the go-to guy for speaking his mind wherever and whenever he appears. Recently, SLJ appeared on The Jimmy Fallon show, where he showcased his rhyming skills while holding and puffing from his e-cigarette during the segment. As a former smoker, Jackson is clearly sending a message to everyone out there who thinks that smoking cigarettes are the most popular trend.
Johnny Depp has always been the go-to star when it comes to setting trends. Truth be told, however, his recent “track record” (both in his private life as well as his career) has been anything but stellar. But even then, Depp remains one of the more positive examples in this decadent era of gossip and celebrity scandals. Recently, the actor has been seen with an e-cigarette in hand, which puts him at the forefront of the vaping trend as well. Best known for his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight series, Robert Pattinson is another celebrity who has made the switch from cigarettes to vaping. He was first seen vaping on the set of the movie Cosmopolis. Since then, Pattinson has been spotted vaping on several occasions, including Coachella.
Is vaping better than smoking cigarettes
Electronic (e)-cigarette vapor, which contains substantially fewer toxins than tobacco smoke, has been marketed as a ‘healthy’ alternative to traditional cigarettes and is reported to be an effective method of smoking cessation. Consequently, there has been a rapid growth of e-cigarette use, particularly among young people, with the result that e-cigarettes rapidly became the most used tobacco product in the USA.
There are several studies demonstrating an improvement in endothelial function in response to switching from tobacco to e-cigarettes. For example, within 1 month of switching from tobacco smoking to e-cigarette vaping, there was a significant improvement in endothelial function and vascular stiffness. Females benefited more from switching than males did in every between-group comparison. Those who complied best with switching to e-cigarettes demonstrated the largest improvement. There is a considerable lack of clarity as to the overall population health consequences of e-cigarette use.
As mentioned, many available studies provide evidence that e-cigarette vaping is less detrimental than cigarette tobacco smoking, however, the number of long-term studies and the number of mechanistic insights are still limited. If one considers that e-cigarette vaping is associated with a decrease in the average age of first-time (e)-cigarette users, the ‘healthier’ e-cigarette profile might easily be abrogated (or even reversed) by the higher proportion of adolescent users.
Therefore, it is possible e-cigarette vaping could adversely impact the overall population disability-adjusted life years thereby producing a higher disease burden. Even if we are aware that e-cigarettes are less toxic than tobacco products, we are also aware of their potential to generate nicotine addicts, which should be enough to trigger stricter regulations of these products. There is no doubt, however, that smoking cessation is and will remain the most powerful approach to prevent smoking-induced cardiovascular and respiratory disease.