Clinically Reviewed by: Charee Marquez, LMFT
Vaping vegetable glycerin is generally considered safer than smoking traditional cigarettes. However, it is not without risks, and individuals should be aware of the potential side effects.
The addiction potential of vaping vegetable glycerin is primarily associated with the nicotine content in certain e-liquids. It is advisable to choose nicotine-free options if you wish to avoid addiction.
The long-term effects of vaping vegetable glycerin are still being studied. While it may be less harmful than smoking, the potential health implications of long-term vaping are not yet fully understood.
Popcorn lung, or bronchiolitis obliterans, has been associated with certain chemicals found in some e-liquids, such as diacetyl. However, reputable manufacturers have phased out the use of diacetyl in their products to minimize this risk.
To minimize side effects, ensure you are using high-quality vaping products, stay hydrated, and consult a healthcare professional if you experience any persistent discomfort.