Concerns have been raised over the promotion of vaping as part of the solution to the smoking epidemic.
Some experts say the presentation of e-cigarettes as a healthy alternative to smoking tobacco is false information and that they are potentially dangerous.
Azania Mosaka spoke to specialist physician and pulmonologist Dr Alan Peter to find out what the risks are.
Vapes and e-cigarettes contain nicotine which is a better substitute for smokers that cannot kick the habit, according to Peter.
He says, however, the danger lies in nonsmokers using nicotine as it is a drug which can be addictive.
You have now created nicotine addicts.— Dr Alan Peter, Specialist physician / pulmonologist
We fear that it will be a gateway for having a cigarette.— Dr Alan Peter, Specialist physician / pulmonologist
It causes an increase in heart rate, blood pressure and causes an increase to clotting. It alters your lipid profile.— Dr Alan Peter, Specialist physician / pulmonologist
Getting rid of nicotine will in fact make you live longer apart from the other benefits of stopping smoking.— Dr Alan Peter, Specialist physician / pulmonologist
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