I have switched from cigarettes to a tobacco vaporizer, which is not the same as an e-cigarette in that it uses tobacco leaves rather than e-juices/liquids. I use approximately one cigarette worth of leaves on a daily basis.
This device heats the leaves up to a max of 210 degrees celsius, thus not causing the leaves to burn and release any carcinogenic substances. The nicotine in the leaves can be vaporized well below this temperature, and I do feel its effects upon inhalation.
My question is, does anyone know anymore than I do about these types of devices? My mother is a family physician and she believes that 'vaping' is still quite harmful to lung tissue. I would like to hear other people's perspectives as well.
Note: I am not talking about e-cigarettes here, which use e-juices that are not regulated by government and have been found to contain small traces of carcinogenic agents compared to cigarettes. I am also aware that nicotine inhalation can result in cell aptosis, which in my mind is a minor risk compared to the potential harmful effects of dozens of cancer causing substances in tobacco smoke.