The author received lots of cigarettes at the beginning of the year while he has lots of vapes in stock. So he started smoking while vaping. Now the question is, will smoking and vaping at the same time leads to a higher health risk? The following is his own latest found online.
Dual use is similar to smoking cigarettes exclusively
DALLAS, Jan. 4, 2021 — Smoking traditional cigarettes in addition to using e-cigarettes results in harmful health effects similar to smoking cigarettes exclusively, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Source – Heart
Dual use lead to significant health risks
Unknown Date — Some people who smoke choose to use both cigarettes and e-cigarettes at the same time on an ongoing basis, whether they are trying to quit or not. This is known as “dual use.” The dual use of e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes can lead to significant health risks because smoking any amount of regular cigarettes is very harmful. People should not use both products at the same time and are strongly encouraged to completely stop using all tobacco products. Source – Cancer
Dual use twice As Likely to Suffer a Stroke
Published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the research analysed more than 1,60,000 responses on cigarette and e-cigarette use from mostly male participants in the age range of 18 to 44. It concluded that the dual use of e-cigarettes and combustible cigarettes was associated with 2.91 times higher odds of getting a stroke. While the chances of a stroke for cigarette smokers was 1.83 times more than a non-smoker. Source – Vice
No evidence that dual use is any worse than just smoking tobacco
Dr McEwen: There’s no evidence that smoking cigarettes and vaping at the same time is any worse than just smoking tobacco. But the greatest health benefits are seen when people stop smoking tobacco completely, so quitting smoking should be the goal.
Some people manage to switch completely to vaping quickly, while others take a little time. You may have to try a number of different e-cigarettes and e-liquids before you find one that helps you to stop smoking completely, but this is quite normal. Source – Cancerresaerchuk
According to the latest researches, dual use of cigarettes and e-cigarettes puts users at higher risks. Though DR McEwen said there’s no evidence dual use is worse, according to the author’s own experience last month, smoking and vaping at the same time makes me feel uncomfortable much more often than smoking only or vaping only. So the author’s final advice is, if you like smoking, just smoke only; if you like vaping, just vape only, but do not vape while smoking.