Side effects of vaping
There are side effects to vaping. These can depend on how much you vape and what style e-liquid you choose. Vaping is only recommended for smokers wanting to quit.
Coughing, dry throat, headaches
The most common side effects of vaping include:
- dry mouth and throat
- shortness of breath
- mouth and throat irritation
These side effects are associated with inhaling the vapour and are also associated with smoking.
None of the included studies (short- to mid-term, up to two years) detected serious adverse events considered possibly related to vaping use. The most commonly-reported adverse effects were throat/mouth irritation, headache, cough, and nausea, which tended to dissipate with continued use.Electronic Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation, Cochrane review, April 2021
For Māori, and some other cultures, the breath or hā is sacred. Similar to smoking, vaping may interfere with your hā and the hā of those around you.
Only smokers should consider vaping to help them quit. However, because the long-term cultural impacts of vaping are unknown, people should eventually aim to quit vaping too.