Mental Health and Vaping: Do E-Cigs Really Help, or It’s an Illusion?
May 01, 2019 16:51
Mental health and vaping is a hot subject of debate. Some say that people with mental health issues are just addicted to electronic cigarettes and three times more likely to start smoking than those who are not vaping. Others swear by its relaxing properties. Beyond claims, medical observation suggests that puffing off really helps those suffering from depression and other mental health conditions. In spite of the modern trend and attractive designs there are more other benefits of behind:
Before delving into how puffing can boost life quality for those struggling with mental health disorders, we must establish that e-cigs come without the consequences of smoking cigarettes. E-juices lack detrimental chemicals in traditional cigs. A vaping device is just as safe as any other battery powered device, including a phone or laptop.
In short, e-cigs provide nicotine without carcinogen substances, and that’s already a big benefit for all smokers.
2. Nicotine Management
A fine example of tobacco dependence and mental health management comes from the UK. The Royal College of Psychiatrists stated that e-cigs should replace tobacco. This would help taper depression, anxiety, and panic attacks in psychotic patients dependent on nicotine.
As a response, hospitals in the country now permit puffing off on premises, to help brainsick patients manage their tobacco needs.
3. Smoking Cessation
Another study on mental health and vaping, this time from sunny Italy, highlights that nicotine delivery devices work as smoking cessation therapy in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. Vaporizing helped them cut down nicotine intake without worsening the manifestation of the condition.
Likewise, vaping could help those with any mental health issue to enhance tobacco control and gradually give up smoking.
4. Mental Health Relief
Nicotine, like any highly addictive substance, can provide psychological relief to the brainsick. The relief is often a Placebo result, yet we can’t ignore the therapeutic effect it brings. Because e-cigs look almost like cigs and cater to the patient’s nicotine needs, they can still soothe without the potentially harmful effects of smoking.
5. Social Acceptance
Smokers suffering from psychopathologies have to deal with the stigma associated with both their disease and smoking. It is hard to imagine the psychological burden; luckily though, puffing is more socially accepted than smoking, and those in need can puff in many public places where smoking is prohibited.
*This content is not medical advice and consulting your doctor or further research is recommended
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