Now I tried posting this question on ECR (Electronic cigarette reddit) and that was a horrible idea because all I got was non serious and sarcastic replies along with downvotes and mocking. I've learned now that ECR is just a toxic circle jerk, filled with brain dead assholes who all have a hive mind mentality, if you have anything bad to say about vaping or even question it on there you are getting crucified. I just had to get that off my chest, anyway back to the original topic. With all these studies coming out saying that we are actually inhaling metallic particles (Heavy metals such as lead, nickel, chromium, manganese ETC) and mass volumes of nicotine can cause heart attacks and strokes, I'm kind of spooked, a lot of people are saying that this is the work of big tobacco and they are using scare tactics and there is not any validity to these claims but a part of me thinks why would someone go so out of their way to smear vaping this badly? Especially when vaping is a billion dollar industry, I mean I'm sure the government is all for it since we still pay taxes on it and all the states are getting a shit ton of money, in my eyes vaping will easily surpass cigarette sales within a decade so shouldn't there be more articles saying it is good for you and a better option? I don't know, lately I have been having weird things going on with my brain, heart and lungs and this was before I even read the studies that just came, when I did read them though I started having massive anxiety, because I already had trouble focusing, I couldn't and still can't concentrate easily anymore, sometimes I get confused, especially when I wake up in the morning, I am literally confused and feel weird until I actually get out of bed and have been awake for an hour and than in about 4 hours I feel weird again until I go back to bed and wake up, I have more anxiety than I ever have and I also get really bad heart arrhythmia now every few days along with shortness of breath that lasts for about 24 hours, I will feel my heart starting and stopping as well as skipping beats in my chest and it is just very uncomfortable, also note I have been vaping 20mls a day for 3 years and never had these issues and now I'm scared it's just catching up to me. I do a new build every 3 days and I also smell the wire as I'm dry burning it, I also rewick everyday and again I smell the wire as I'm dry burning. And now I'm thinking did I fuck myself by going through so much just to chase flavor? I'm really scared I have brain cancer or am getting Alzheimer's or some type of brain damage because it seems to get worse everyday. A lot of people are telling me it is just anxiety and I know it's not, I have had anxiety my whole life and this is a completely different type of feeling Instead of saying it's scare tactics and the boogie man shouldn't we be taking all studies very serious and talking about it? Like I don't even trust ECR anymore because all they ever say is that it's big tobacco paying these companies to put of bogus information and try to use their pseudo intellectualism to tear the study apart. If the study is bogus, it is bogus but we shouldn't be shooting down every study that comes out Anyway, that is all.