People have smoked tobacco for many thousands of years. Fortunately for the sake of our longevity as humans, researchers have figured out that tobacco consumption is directly related to an increased risk of cancer and a variety of other diseases, not to mention countless short-term health symptoms that don’t do us any favors.
As a means of reducing our reliance on tobacco, people have moved en masse to vaporizing nicotine, the addictive, stimulating chemical compound that is the main reason why the vast majority of tobacco consumers smoke, chew, dip, or otherwise consume tobacco.
Although it’s not clear whether vaporizing – the practice is more commonly known as vaping in today’s world – is entirely safe or not, one thing’s for sure: vaping solutions that contain nicotine is unarguably safer than smoking or otherwise consuming tobacco.
This is because virtually all modern forms of tobacco that are available commercially have tons of additives that help introduce nicotine into our bloodstreams more quickly and more effectively than if we were to consume tobacco without such additives. Although most solutions that today’s vaporized nicotine users consume are filled with flavoring agents that improve the taste of vaporized nicotine, these chemicals aren’t anywhere as harmful to our bodies as the various additives that big tobacco companies have long added to cigarettes, dips, chews, and other forms of processed tobacco to improve the delivery of nicotine to tobacco users.
Although vaping has been a trend for roughly a decade now in the Western world, giving companies plenty of time to establish themselves as leaders in the vaporized nicotine market, it’s surprising to know that the leader in the United States vaping market, the largest vaping market in the global economy, is Juul, a company that was founded just two years ago as a spinoff from Pax Labs, another competitor in the world of vaping.
Juul, formally known as Juul Labs, is a simple vaporizer known for its discrete looks – it’s small, sleek, and slim, and is often confused with USB hard drives – and no-mess cartridges.
A recent study from Yale University, which was published earlier today, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that a variety of chemical reactions that take place when Juul users inhale the devices’ vapors are responsible for the creation of chemicals that were previously unknown to be created as a result of vaporization.
The report is the world’s first to indicate that chemicals known as glycerol acetals are found in e-cigarette aerosol.