Is Vaping Bad for My Eyes? by Kimberly Ireland, MD

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Is Vaping Bad for My Eyes? by Kimberly Ireland, MD

Great question. Vaping is being touted as, “slightly less risky as smoking cigarettes” because it delivers nicotine to the body without burning tobacco. However, e-cigarettes may contain harmful substances such as carcinogens, formaldehyde, and other known and unknown toxic ingredients.

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Some of those chemicals are eye irritants when vaporized. Use of these chemicals can cause burning, itching, watering of eyes, overall oxidative stress and worsening of conditions already present. Smoking is bad for your general health – it is proven to contribute to lung disease, cancer, heart concerns, cerebrovascular disease and more. I recommend you avoid both smoking and vaping for a healthier you.

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