What are the disadventages of vaping electronic cigarates like icos

The Huberman Lab has not specifically discussed the disadvantages of vaping electronic cigarettes like ICOS. If you need information about the general effects of vaping or other related topics, please let me know, and I can provide information based on the content available from the Huberman Lab.


Tell me more about the health effects of vaping.


Vaping has several negative health effects, as discussed in the Huberman Lab Podcast. Here are some key points:

  1. Endothelial Cell Damage: Vaping damages the endothelial cells that line the blood vessels. This can lead to decreased cognitive capacity, increased probability of strokes, and severe impacts on lung function. Smoking and vaping both impair these cells regardless of whether the substance is tobacco or cannabis 1.

  2. Increased Risk of Disease: Vaping is associated with an increased probability of stroke, peripheral vascular disease, and other serious health issues. It also links to a higher risk of heart attacks, cognitive decline, and other effects related to the disruption of blood flow and vasculature 2.

  3. Dopamine and Addiction: The process of vaping causes a rapid increase in dopamine, which can make nicotine significantly more habit-forming and addictive compared to other forms of smoking. This quick dopamine release can create strong addictive patterns, particularly among younger users 3.

    Negative Health Effects

    Andrew discusses the negative health effects of smoking and vaping, regardless of whether it's tobacco or cannabis. Smoking and vaping have severe negative health consequences on the lungs and endothelial cells, which can lead to decreased cognitive capacity, strokes, and sexual dysfunction.

    Huberman Lab

    The Effects of Cannabis (Marijuana) on the Brain & Body | Huberman Lab Podcast #92
  4. Long-term Cognitive and Physiological Effects: Over time, regular vaping can lead to cognitive dysfunction, including issues with memory and the overall decreased function of the brain. The endothelial dysfunction caused by vaping adversely affects brain health by impairing nutrient and oxygen delivery to brain cells 2.

Dr. Andrew Huberman emphasizes that despite any initial perceived benefits, the negative consequences of vaping substantially outweigh them, particularly considering the potential for long-term health damage.