My Thoughts On Vaping + ASMR | Responding to Your Comments | Doctor Mike

čas přidán 1. 07. 2018
**Update** As you can probably tell I answer these questions completely relying on my knowledge and we don’t do extra takes. In the Vaping question I mistakenly said it’s Propylene Glycol that causes popcorn lung, when it is actually diacetyl (found in some flavorings). I will constantly try to improve my knowledge and give you the most honest, evidence based medicine info. Thanks for watching, love you all!

We are back at it responding to your comments and questions via this monthly video series. I love reading and responding to your comments and as you can tell I'll jump into the comments section with a reply or a heart quite often.
A couple favorite questions/comments from this video are
1) Why do men have nipples?
2) Why do doctors smoke?
3) What are the health effects of vaping aka what are my thoughts on vaping ?
4) What medical procedure makes me nauseous?
5) Is pimping easy?
6) Do I have doctor's handwriting?
7) Can doctors prescribe themselves medications?
8) My thought on makeup
9) Will I ever make an ASMR video?
Doctors are traditionally unreachable and I want to change that. So hop into this video’s and any other of my video’s comment section and ask dr mike! I want to see your username pop up on my next responding to comments video.
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  • For those of you jumping into the comments section to tell me how successful vaping is at helping smokers quit please read this. Just published this week. The Wall Street Journal (7/9) reports U.S. adult smokers who did not use electronic vaping devices to aid in smoking cessation were more than twice as likely to quit smoking as those who did, a new study published in PLOS One concludes. The study also found that 90 percent of smokers who vaped at the start of the study were still smoking a year later. The researchers said they did not find evidence that vaping devices helped adult smokers quit at higher rates than those who did not use the products. The Washington Times (7/9) reports “e-cigarettes are an ineffective tool for smoking cessation,” the survey of 858 smokers suggests. The article says “more and more research has found that e-cigarette use isn’t a reliable path to quitting cigarettes.”

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    • My dad smoke for 46 years, I bought a vape just for him to try, he quit smoking altogether is just a week. I would recommend vaping if you really want to quit smoking but never start vaping just because you want to try.

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    • I'm turning 20 and most of the people around me either drink smoke or vape... why do people ask you if you want to try it out and when you say no they say that's good you shouldn't ever start ? Srsly what's up with that ?

    • I will say this, while I agree that obviously vaping isn’t good for you, I want to point out the fact that it is in fact the Diacetyl not Propylene glycol that causes popcorn lung, Propylene glycol is a bronchio dilator and is actually used in inhalers. On top of the fact that The amount of Diacetyl found in vaping products is significantly lower than that of cigarettes, and there has never been a recorded case of anyone contracting popcorn lung from smoking cigarettes, so the chances of you getting it from Vaping are essentially zero.

  • Just take three sips of water when you get the hiccups

  • Ask the Odd1's out.

  • Does a spoon full of sugar help the medicine go down?

  • Of course kids are going to start vaping Mike.. but if they were going to smoke anyway, would you rather them vape or smoke? When I was a teen, I started smoking because I wanted to.. and let me tell you something.. it had NOTHING to do with the flavor, I can tell you that right now. I havnt had a cigarette in 3 years and went from 12 nicotine to 3 nicotine ejuice. My smell has returned, my lung capacity is back so I can hold my breather for over a minute again, and just in general I just feel less shitty. I switched to vaping because my DOCTOR recommended it. After 3 years of vaping my lung xrays are back to that of a NON-SMOKER.. not a never smoker, but a non smoker. Vaping quite literally saved my life. Kids will vape, and if they cant vape, they will smoke, just like they have been doing for a hundred years. Its how my aunts started, its how me and my friends started, and its how kids are starting now.. cept now, there is a less harmful alternative. 95% less harmful actually as the research from the EU shows.. not they we in the US would ever believe that because big pharma wants to get that check from patches and nicotine gum.. and big tobacco hates that nobody is buying their foul smelling, shitty tasting cigs anymore.. but thats what the actual short term science shows. Now, in 20 years it may come out that long term vaping is actually very bad, we dont know, it hasnt been around to see the long term effects. But I will take my chances with feeling better and smelling better with vaping. Just 2 cents from someone who actually has experienced this instead of demonizing it because it "looks like smoking"... also.. I am an adult and I vape fruit and cereal flavors.. no shit. Have you tasted cigarettes? It isnt just kids that want the good tasting shit..

  • I guess I'm not going to be a doctor Everyone says my handwriting is amazing

  • 2:40 I have the same thing I can’t have the mold in my mouth because I’ll gag

  • Guys have nipples because they have the x chromosome which is the female one so when they develop as an embryo they develop like that

  • Hello Dr Mike, my front teeth are quite big and I'm really self-continuous about it which is why i'm scared of talking to people. what are the options?

  • I’m 18 and I drink two coffee cups and a coke every day. Should I quit cold turkey? I love it but I’m afraid i might be hurting my health

  • Hello DR.Mike why do some insects have blue blood.

  • Why is it that when I'm laying down sometimes, I can hear my spinal fluid? It sounds like a rainstick :/

  • if you hold your breath for 20 seconds, hiccups BE GONE. works for me every single time! you're welcome =)

  • How many people started singing Mary Poppins, "just a spoon full of sugar”

  • Hey Dr.Mike have you ever seen or been told of someone pass out because of anesthesia with their eyes open?

  • hi dr mike. i’m 17 and considering getting a breast reduction, since for majority of my life i’ve delt with larger breasts. back pain, excessive sweating, and i am pretty petite. any advice on how i should approach the procedure and if you would recommend it?

  • why does my poop come in small chunks

  • Propylene Glycole doesn´t cause "Popcorn Lung" and "Popcorn Lung" is called that because workers in a Popcorn Factory did get this condition because they inhaled massive amounts of toxic chemicals used in the factory. This chemical was found in trace amounts in some Vape Liquid (used for the popcorn taste), is since not used anymore but was in such trace amounts in it that it wouildn´t even cause this condition (the workers literally were sorrounded by the fumes of gallons of this chemical and the chemical wasnt PG).

    • The chemical in question is "Diacetyl".

  • 1:20 what he told him, and he believed it.

  • Can you die form hiccups????? Bc Meredith Grey’s stepmother died form hiccups

  • What are your thoughts on gastric surgery?

  • Dr. Mike you can have your uvula nerve ablated in a very simple and fast procedure.

  • Dr. Mike, love the videos! I know its still a very new thing but I've been hearing some rumors about it, but are you aware of any health issues that could arise from the use of 5G for cell phones?

  • It's not propylene glycol that causes popcorn lung, it's Diacetyl, which is also present in cigarettes (in much higher quantities), and we don't have a single documented case of cigarettes causing popcorn lung, so why would we be under the impression that vape juice would? Hell, even snopes had enough energy to do a piece on it. It does not cause popcorn lung. I don't know why people, and even doctors, keep propagating this myth. Also, Healthcare Triage has done a lot of pieces on Vaping and reviewing a lot of research, and the guy who hosts the show is also a medical practitioner. He presents a lot of different data that you seem to beat around the bush on, but maybe I'm wrong. Do you think it's a coincidence that smoking rates have decreased? I don't know if anyone remembers, but when I was in high school, pretty much all of my friends smoked, and this was just 11 years ago. Many started at the age of 15. The reality is, kids are going to smoke, drink, etc. I'd rather shoot for harm reduction than to tell them "NO, never do this." It doesn't work. Kids don't listen. It's the same thing with the failure of the abstinence sex education. Instead of telling kids to not have sex, they should be shown to practice safe sex. Likewise, since I am realist, and I know kids are going to smoke, I'd rather them vape than smoke tobacco, or dip. Also, the causes of death via nicotine are nearly nonexistent. Yes, it's very addictive, but tobacco doesn't kill a few hundred thousand every year in the US because of nicotine. It's the tobacco itself. I would, 100 times over, rather anyone vape than smoke. And like you said, many doctors even smoke because their life is stressful. People will always do it, and I will always encourage the one that doesn't contain tobacco.

  • A solution to the smoke problem is to replacing it it cats or cat videos

  • Show us something you’ve written so we can see your handwriting!

  • Men have nipples because that is a genetic trait that is predetermined before gender is specified. Once the gender is a boy, it is usually too late in the development to remove what has already been developed. So, while the penis or vagina is shaped when gender is determined, nipples are already there.

  • a spoonful of sugar helps the hiccups stop the hiccups stop the hiccups stop

  • I can't relate more with the thing you said about the mold on the dentist

  • For the hiccups thing, mine are very deep so they tend to hurt. A lot! All someone has to do is tell me that I have the hiccups, but say it so it makes me laugh. I don't know if laughing helps relax the diaphragm but it works for me.

  • The reason men have nipples is that the nipple develops in a fetus before the sex of the fetus is formed.

  • I work in a pharmacy and trying to read prescriptions is not fun 😅

  • Ask Jazza to draw your life. Best animator on youtube.

  • Hey doc! I’m studying to be a doctor, but sometimes I get upset thinking about all the things I need to know, how do I memorize so much information? Also I feel like here in Italy we don’t do enough practical stuff

  • Hey Doc, what is your opinion on using “study drugs” like Modafinil during exam season?

  • Asthma inhalers have propylene glycol in them

  • O God my brother had a vape and I found it. I used it for like 4 days now I feel like I'm going to get a popcorn lung. It was a year ago so I think I'm good? Maybe? Am I going to die?

  • Remember kids 9/10 doctors recommended Camels brand cigarettes over competitors brands

  • Lucky me ! I'm asthmatic and the idea of anything that could damage my respiratory system is terrifying!! : D

  • Hello I want to be a cardiologist what classes should I do

  • Heyy Mike, love your videos, i'm new sub, is it okay to shower with cold water? I started takings showers with cold water and it gives like a rush of adrenaline, is that okay? Helloooo form Uruguay, bee woop


  • Well Emily you don’t really grow brain cells wow that’s such a doctor thing to say

  • Here’s some animators that could help you draw your life: JaidenAnimations, SomethingelseYT, TheOdds1Out, Emrichu

  • Is it you may lose patients or you will lose patients for doctors?

  • Vaping can be worse than smoking

  • How does oral sunblock work? Does it even work?

  • I hear Laurel and I’m 12😂

  • About the hiccup thing I was wondering if I was the only one but when I get the hiccups I will swallow air as soon as I feel the hiccup and I will time my swallow with the action of the hiccup and of course after doing so belching like Ian from IdubbbzTV lol but as weird as it sounds it stops it like instantly and I found this randomly one day on my own no google or anything and I've just stuck to it ever sense lol

  • Q: I just started seeing a new primary care physician, and we had a very brief meeting, just a general checkup, and they immediately suggested anxiety medication. Is this normal? Why would a doctor suggest to medicate someone for mild anxiety so eagerly?