Smoking and Vaping related problems Dubai - DRHC Psychiatry Clinic

Smoking and vaping-related problems can encompass a range of issues, from the health effects of smoking and vaping to addiction and cessation efforts. Some common problems include:


  • Smoking is well-established as harmful to health. It:
    • Damages every organ in the body.
    • Contributes to over 480,000 deaths annually in the United States.
    • Accounts for approximately 90% of lung cancer deaths.
    • Increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other health conditions.
    • Has long-term adverse effects, including reduced sperm count and an increased risk of cataracts.
  • Secondhand smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals, with hundreds being toxic and around 70 causing cancer.


  • Vaping involves inhaling an aerosol that contains chemicals, including nicotine and flavoring, through an e-cigarette or vape.
  • While vaping liquids have fewer contaminants than cigarettes, they are not entirely safe.
  • Risks of vaping include:
    • Nicotine exposure: E-cigarettes can deliver a large dose of nicotine, which can harm brain development in fetuses, children, and teens.
    • Dangerous chemicals: The vapor liquid can be toxic if ingested or inhaled.
    • Lung injury: E-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) has been reported, especially with products containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from cannabis.
  • Long-term effects of vaping are still not fully understood, but mounting evidence suggests it is not a safe alternative to smoking.

Comparing Smoking and Vaping

  • Neither smoking nor vaping is beneficial to human health.
  • Based on available evidence, smoking appears more harmful than vaping, but this doesn’t mean vaping is safe.
  • Vaping nicotine is less harmful than smoking, but it’s still not entirely safe.
  • Secondhand smoke from cigarettes contains numerous toxic chemicals, while vaping liquids also pose risks.
  • NIH-funded studies indicate that both e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes can impair blood vessel function, increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease.

In summary, neither smoking nor vaping is a healthy choice. If you’re considering quitting, seek professional guidance and explore safer alternatives. Remember that your health matters!

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