Vaping instead of smoking still exposes you to toxic metals like lead — here's how worried you should be – Business Insider

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A new study found that people who vape may be inhaling potentially dangerous levels of toxic metals like lead. But the study did not directly compare the levels with those of conventional cigarettes — which some research suggests are higher and more worrisome. Most research suggests vaping is a healthier alternative to smoking, especially for adults who want to quit. But those studies have also revealed some of its potential downsides.

Smoking kills. No other habit has been so strongly tied to death.

In addition to inhaling burned tobacco and tar, smokers breathe in toxic metals like cadmium and beryllium, as well as metallic elements like nickel and chromium — all of which accumulate naturally in the leaves of the tobacco plant.

It’s no surprise, then, that most of the available evidence suggests that vaping, which involves puffing on vaporized liquid nicotine instead of inhaling burned tobacco, is at least somewhat healthier.

Still, we don’t have a ton of research on how vaping affects the body and brain.

It’s been less than a decade since the first vape

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