Of course, as the vaping trend has grown over time, there are proponents for it, and of course, there are criticisms of the trend. The truth is that millions of people around the world have changed to vaping from smoke; and most importantly, vaping is a much healthier alternative to smoking standard tobacco cigarettes. And whether you vape or not, we are sure there are several myths that you have heard about vaping, e-cigarettes, and vape juice. The truth is, that if you are educated or just partake in a bit of research you will soon realize that these rumours can be easily debunked. Check out these popular vaping myths below and read on as we explain to you why they are in fact, not true.
Fact – Electronic cigarettes are sold to current smokers, not non-smokers. Nicotine is found in over-the-counter products, including tobacco cigarettes and quit smoking gums and pills, widespread, and there is no evidence that these products or electronic cigarettes increase nicotine consumption by those who do not want to smoke. In a recent industry study, which included a sample of US customers were 96% of smokers who purchased the product for personal use, and 4% of respondents bought the product for a friend or family member who smoked, Nicotine consumption does not usually attract those who were not originally tobacco users.
No one knows what’s in electronic cigarettes.
Fact: several studies have been carried out and the ingredients are well known. Several studies from different labs around the world have shown that vapour that is produced using an electronic cigarette, depending on the manufacturer, contains about 20 ingredients or less, including nicotine, everything for human consumption is usually safe (GRAS) at more careful Use and properly caption. Tobacco smoke contains different kind of chemicals (thousands of them), including arsenic and carbon monoxide, and dozens of carcinogenic ingredients. You should also be careful with the stores where you buy e-liquid and accessories. There are some producers of the bad reputation, especially across the seas, who are known to produce liquids with less quality control and worse quality in general.
Vaping produces formaldehyde just like tobacco cigarettes
This rumour was born based on a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. However, there were a few unrealistic aspects that existed in this study making it not entirely reliable. The vaping study showed that a consistency of dry hits can lead to this production, but realistically, no vaper will continuously hit their vape if they are getting dry hits, as this is quite unpleasant.
Electronic cigarettes give you lungs of popcorn
Oh, man, another myth that has stormed the vaping industry and is still always brought up always… Vaping gives you a lung of popcorn. This statement is only comical when you get down to know the facts. The high noise consisted of e-liquids containing Diacetyl, causing popcorn lungs in popcorn factory workers that inhaled high levels of buttery Diacetyl. The main flavours of e-liquid that were of interest were the pudding flavours. While we believe that all e-liquids should diacetyl free for the safety of all vapers, Diacetyl level that was found in e-liquids compared to the diacetyl level that is found in regular cigarette smoke were so insignificant.
A scientist concluded that smokers are exposed to diacetyl levels 750 times higher than diacetyl vaper levels. Average smoker is exposed to 6,718 micrograms while An average vaper is exposed to 9 micrograms of diacetyl per day. Another scientist deepened while looking at the Harvard study, which mainly caused diacetyl problems. He found that the highest concentration of E-liquid diacetyl exposes only 239 micrograms, while a heavy smoker exposes 20,340 micrograms.
Electronic liquids contain antifreeze
This is one of our favourite myths to listen to. One of the ingredients in e-liquid, propylene glycol, is used in antifreeze. It is not exactly sure how this translates to e-liquids containing anti-freeze, but the claim was made and ruffled the vaping industry. For us, it is like saying that you are drinking water when you are drinking a soda or a beer. The fun part about PG, which is used in antifreeze, is that antifreeze is less harmful to health if swallowed. Would you like to know what else contains PG for adult consumption? Fireball whiskey. In addition, PG is used in many hospitals to ensure the hygiene of the areas.
Vaping is an Unregulated Industry
There was a time that vaping was not as regulated as it is today. Since 2009 there have been many changes to the regulation process. The FDA now regulates vape liquids as a tobacco product. Vaping equipment does not fall under the jurisdiction of the FDA unless claims are made that vaping provides therapeutic or health benefits. Today’s e-liquid manufacturers are required to follow the same regulations as the manufacturers of tobacco products. It is unlawful to sell vape products to minors, and all vape liquids must be sold in child-proof containers to prevent the accidental ingestion of nicotine. New product manufacturers are required to submit an application to the FDA for consideration of their vape products.
E-cigs Are a Gateway to Tobacco Use for Teens
Many people who oppose vaping take up children and teenagers using these devices and then switch to normal cigarettes, which is a legitimate concern. However, tobacco harm reduction education in public schooling is much more effective now. Most teenagers know the consequences and think it is disgusting. That does not unmask the myth. A study conducted by the CDC confirmed that the increased use of e-cigs in high school students did not increase the rate of smoking.
In summary, These are just some of the common myths that circulate about vaping. We hope that this has exposed a good part of the misinformation that floats there.