#5. VAPORIZED POT STILL MESSES WITH YOUR SPERM
Evidently, the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) found in pot does more than burn brain cells. “Male fertility is affected by THC, regardless of the inhalation method,” says pulmonologist Dr. Stephen D. Siegel. “THC has been observed to actually make sperm swim too fast and “burn out” before reaching the egg. In addition, the head of the sperm can become abnormal, and the overall sperm count lowers.”
#6. E-CIGARETTES MAKE IT TOUGH TO BREATHE
Inhaling from an e-cigarette lowers your blood oxygen levels after just 10 minutes of use. That means it’s harder for air to pass through the body, as it creates a 182 percent increase in airway resistance. “Some e-cigarettes have filtering functions that allow you to cut back on the nicotine in the smoke, and others do not,” explains Dr. Alan Wartenberg, addiction medicine specialist. “E-cigarettes deliver the same amount of nicotine, which is what is bad for your heart, but has less in the way of tars, which is what causes cancer of the mouth, throat, and lungs.”
#7. E-CIGS AREN’T THAT POPULAR … YET
According to the New York Times, despite sales of electronic cigarettes being up, they only make up .5 percent of the overall tobacco market. Last year in the United States, the retail sales of e-cigs hit $500 million.