Vaping is harmful and not cool, says lung surgeon

Vapers see it as safer than cigarettes due to absence of smoke, but health risks exist

Top: E-vaporiser users openly puffing away at a coffee shop in Woodlands. Above: Dr Aneez Ahmed, who has operated on vapers suffering from collapsed lungs, says that even when there is no nicotine involved, inhaling the mist from e-vaporisers may dam
Top: E-vaporiser users openly puffing away at a coffee shop in Woodlands.ST PHOTO: ZAIHAN MOHAMED YUSOF
Top: E-vaporiser users openly puffing away at a coffee shop in Woodlands. Above: Dr Aneez Ahmed, who has operated on vapers suffering from collapsed lungs, says that even when there is no nicotine involved, inhaling the mist from e-vaporisers may dam
Dr Aneez Ahmed, who has operated on vapers suffering from collapsed lungs, says that even when there is no nicotine involved, inhaling the mist from e-vaporisers may damage your lungs.ST PHOTO: ZAIHAN MOHAMED YUSOF

Users of electronic vaporisers often consider the activity safer than cigarette smoking and less harmful to others because it is smokeless.

But the sweet scent of exhaled vape clouds masks potential health risks, medical experts told The Straits Times recently.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 09, 2021, with the headline 'Vaping is harmful and not cool, says lung surgeon'. Subscribe