Is Vaping CBD Safe for Your Lungs? - Cannabotech CBD Questions & Answers

Is Vaping CBD Safe for Your Lungs?

Vaping CBD allows you to feel the effects the fastest. However, some reports show that it can damage your lungs. This article explains what the damage is caused by.

By Samuel Njoroge
Edited by Taj Schlebusch

Published May 25, 2021.

Vaping has increasingly become one of the popular ways to consume CBD. Researchers have been conducting studies to determine if vaping may have long-term effects on your health, especially the lungs. Read along to learn more about vaping and the possible problem it might cause:

Benefits of vaping

Fastest Method - CBD is considered to be one of the fastest ways to feel the effects. By vaping, it is given near-instant access to the bloodstream.

After you vape, the vapor is quickly absorbed by your lungs, and the alveoli diffuse a combination of CBD and terpenes. It doesn't take long before it enters the bloodstream, binds to compatible receptors, and you start feeling its effect.

Flexibility - Vaping allows you to combine and use your favorite strains and concentrates with ease.

Possible risks of vaping CBD

Although vaping is considered one of the fastest ways to feel CBD effects, experts suggest that vaping may have possible consequences to your health.

E-juice concoctions - These are usually made up of flavorings, additives, nicotine, or THC (one of the primary cannabinoids responsible for the 'high' feeling). Studies suggest some of the heated compounds may get deep into the lung tissue, causing inflammation.

Vitamin E - As one of the elements, Vitamin E has become the center of the investigation. It works as a thickener and delivery agent in e-juice. While it's safe when taken as an oral supplement, it's likely to irritate when vaped. Vitamin E traces have been found in the lungs of individuals with EVALI.

Diacetyl - Another additive used to deepen e-cigarette flavors. It may have the potential to damage tiny passageways in your lungs.

Formaldehyde -This is a byproduct of vaping. It's known to damage the heart, and it is also a carcinogenic agent.

Damages caused by these elements may lead to health issues like popcorn lung and lipoid pneumonia.

Final thoughts

Before you start vaping, you must understand that people with lung diseases are at higher risk of contracting these vaping-related lung issues. Talk to your doctor about any risks before you embark on vaping CBD.