Vaping

Colorado Springs Dermatologist Dr. Reagan Anderson

Video Transcript

So here’s another daily tip from your friendly local dermatologist!

So you all have seen the e-cigarettes, the vaping, and I’m sure you’re wondering is it good for you, and is it good for your skin? Well, let’s set the record straight here. E-cigarettes are not good for you. They’re not a healthy alternative. They’re not good for your body and they’re not good for your skin. You know Harvard did a study a couple years ago where they took a bunch of the e-vaping companies out there and they looked at 51 of them. 39 of those 51, they saw in their studies, that they had a chemical in there called diacetyl. Now you’re thinking okay Reagan, what’s diacetyl? Well diacetyl is something that scars your lungs, they call it Bronchiolitis Obliterans because it obliterates your lungs. 39 of 51 destroying your lungs, and last time I checked as a dermatologist lungs do more than just bring oxygen to the skin. They’re very important, but what about your skin? Well, the e-cigarettes can cause burns, they can cause contact dermatitis, they can cause lesions inside of your mouth. Guys, you are inhaling chemicals and it makes sense that every single organ system of your body is going to be affected by it. These are not cool. These are not hip. These are not safe. All they are doing is giving you another opportunity to destroy your temple.

Because Dermatologists treat more than just skin cancer!