If you smoke artificial cigarettes you are engaging in the new celebrity trend of Vaping. Apparently it's cool to look stupid in 2015. Most of these Vaping devices deliver nicotine, it would of course be cheaper to buy some nicotine insecticide and just lick the lid.
You might die immediately but it's just a faster way to go than slowly poisoning yourself. In Queensland for good reasons liquid nicotine is illegal so the Vaping is done using Propylene Glycol or Vegetable Glycerin Liquid.
Currently there doesn't appear to be any serious risks just throat and mouth inflammation, vomiting, nausea and cough. But think back or Google back:
In the fifties and early sixties cigarettes were considered good for you. Some brands even promoted lung health.
In the early seventies it was discovered that smoking caused stress and didn't solve it. About this time researchers first announced that smoking causes cancer. It took a further eight years before legislators and the medical community agreed to the findings.
Decades later well informed people are still taking up smoking in spite of all the known information. The point of this historical background is that Vaping is an unknown quantity. We know it causes mild problems, but the question is given the history of smoking, why on earth would you want to become just a potential statistic in the history of Vaping.
In the words of Wikipedia currently the limited evidence suggests that e cigarettes are safer than traditional cigarettes, and they carry a risk of addiction for those taking up the habit.
So safer than cigarettes is like saying that falling of a motor cycle at 100 mph is safer with a helmet on! Which brings me back to the title of Vaping, the new insane habit.
Think of all the fun entertaining things you could do instead of inhaling a combusted chemical into your lungs, which your body has to then find some way of dealing with, hopefully, but then I wonder how many smokers have thought the same thing in the past.
Most of the Vaping devices which are promoted to me on the internet come from China, not perhaps the most reliable of chemical sources. Given the numbers of people who are taking up e smoking I'm probably just banging my head on the wall trying to save a few people from themselves.
Maybe I'll just develop the all new Vaping hypnosis programme for when those who still inhale, wish they didn't!