Today I want to talk about the firestorm from vaping. First, let me make myself clear, I don’t think you should be putting anything like that into your lungs. My daughter uses one, and I wish she’d quit. That being said, why all the hoopla over these things?
From what I’ve seen in the news, those who died from vaping were using these devices for THC oil, the component of marijuana that gets you high. That is not what vape pens were made for. There are certain oils you use which legally contain propylene glycol, an additive to food, which has been labeled safe by the Food and Drug Administration. (That’s not to say it’s truly safe for your lungs, but work with me here.) Not only are some using their vape pens for THC, but there are those who get their oils off the black market for a lower cost. Unfortunately, these oils contain Vitamin E which can crystallize in the lungs.
Seems to me if you’d use vape pens the way they should be being used, we wouldn’t be having all this hoopla. Something tells me a bunch of the hype over these seven deaths is coming from the tobacco industry who is losing money from people vaping. Funny how no one is yelling about the 480,000 people who die each year from cigarette smoking.
If we get all tobacco smokers to switch from regular cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, we would eventually reduce the US death toll from more than 400,000 a year to less than 4,000, maybe as low as 400. – Dr. J Nitzkin, AAPHP
Now, again, let me make this clear, I don’t think you should be vaping. I also don’t think God wants you to either. 1 Corinthians 6:12 tells us that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. This means don’t overdo putting anything into your body that is unhealthy. That means vaping oils, tobacco, and McDonald French fries.
When it comes to it, you should never put anything into your lungs other than oxygen. That’s just common sense. But if you’re going to insist on using these vape pens, please do so as instructed. Use the correct oils. Like anything else, in most cases, if you use the item as instructed, you might be lessening the harm you do to your body.
If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please leave a message in the comment section, and I’ll be happy to pray for the situation.