Smokers See The Benefits of "Vaping" 11/2/2013
CBS 7 News
November 2, 2013
ODESSA, TX-E-cigarettes have been quite the topic as of late. Health officials say they arenít that much better than the real deal.
The biggest question that's been up for debate is if "vapingĒ is better than smoking?
One vapor who use to smoke 2-packs of cigarettes a day, said since he starting vaping he's felt healthier, and is able to be vape around his son who has asthma.
"He doesn't have any episodes with the vapor, because the carcigeans aren't in there, and the tar isn't in there, and everything else, the other 430 different chemicals that are inside cigarettes, that are actually going to hurt you," said David Veldez, who vapes.
Melvin Herron, the owner of Vape Shack in Odessa, said he canít make any legal claims when it comes to the health aspect of the e-cigarettes, he also said he can only say how it makes him feel and how itís been making some of his customers feel.
"I've had customers tell me they can breathe better, that it makes them feel better. They're not getting up in the morning and hacking their lungs out," said Herron.
Currently the FDA doesn't regulate these e-cigarettes, and no official studies have been done to answer the numerous health-risk questions that many have.
Herron and Veldez did say that not all vapors smoke nicotine in their e-cigarettes.