Topic of the discussion
Posted on 20/08/2018 14:03
Do the clouds of vapour from these substitute cigarettes affect breathing in people with COPD & Asthma?
Beginning of the discussion - 21/08/2018vaping https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/copd/living-with-copd/vaping-2522
Posted on 21/08/2018 09:40
Thank you for posting. Have any other members have experience with this?
Posted on 03/09/2018 13:19
Got to be honest after being a smoker the vap has really help and have been given up for nearly 2 years. I don't cough when using it not having cigarettes has improved my health
Posted on 05/09/2018 15:53
@Zonnie I am glad that it works for you zonnie. There is a massive surge in people opting to use vapes instead of cigarettes.
Posted on 06/09/2018 15:26
This could be an interesting article to read that I just published on the site:
Posted on 07/09/2018 09:03
Sorry I could not access the article.
Electronic cigarettes do seem to help smokers come off "real cigarettes " However speaking from experience it is the vapour that is affecting me. I have never smoked, but have had COPD for nearly 20 years.
My son (aged 50) started vaping to come off the real thing. In no time he was puffing almost every waking moment he was at home. It was like walking into a fog. After many rows he now confines himself to his room, though he smokes elsewhere when I am out. I can feel the effects of the particulates when I come home.
He argues that I am imagining it, but my monitor says my respiration is down and my pulse goes up when ever I inhale this vapour.
Posted on 12/09/2018 14:35
@Scotty 2 Hello Scotty,
Please follow this link for the article and it should take you right there.
The study is interesting but like with every study, it might not correspond directly with you as everyone is different. The article is interesting to read, it would be great or you to share your opinion after reading it.
Have any other members had experience with vaping and their breathing problems?
Posted on 09/10/2018 00:59
Hi I've got stage 3 COPD/ Emphysema I gave up smoking 11 months ago and I've been using a vape
In March this year I went for breathing tests and was told my lungs were only working 45% I also had the same tests last month and my lungs are now only working 34%, so in 6 months I have deteriorated rapidy and I think it's down to the vape but can't be positive on that, can anyone else relate to this .
Posted on 09/10/2018 11:32
@Swansealady @Scotty 2 Will you consider giving up the vape after this? Maybe some other members have an opinion to add? It can be difficult to know the long-term impacts of new smoking devices.
Posted on 09/10/2018 20:38
@JosephineO I found it easy giving up smoking after 40 years with the vape but not sure if I could give up the vape if I haven't got anything else but I do think I need to try a bit harder as I'm sure it causing more damage but nobody seems to know, would love to know what other people think .