Myths About Vaping: Debunked!
Myths About Vaping: Debunked!
These days, more and more people are turning away from traditional smoking to try something new: vaping. Vaping is becoming very popular these days, because of all of the great flavor options available as well as how much easier it can be to vape than to smoke in most locations. There are still some people, though, who are not sure whether vaping is right for them. This is usually because they have heard misconceptions about what it means to vape, and we are here to debunk those myths.
Myth #1 All Electronic Cigarettes Have Antifreeze
This is a persistent myth that many people believe to be true. There is no truth to it, however. As soon as these claims began, individual labs conducted testing to see if the electronic cigarettes had any diethylene glycol, the main ingredient in antifreeze. The experiments found no trace of this substance. It is important to note that if vaping cigarettes did have this substance, there would be daily cases of illnesses and overdoses, which there are not.
Myth #2 Vaping is More Addictive than Smoking
A lot of people think this is true, in part because one of the first studies the FDA did on vaping showed that there were higher levels of nicotine in the cartridges than were advertised. The truth is that vaping actually processes nicotine in a different manner than cigarettes, so the cartridges do need to have more of it in order to provide the same amount. Many studies have shown that, actually, people who vape might end up getting less nicotine in their systems than if they smoked.
Myth #3 Second-Hand Vapor is Dangerous to Bystanders
This is a very common misconception that people have about vaping. The most harmful part of second-hand smoking is the tar that cigarettes have, which burns and creates smoke. This is not an issue with electronic cigarettes, since all they create is vapor. Yes, nicotine is released into the air, but it is a minimal amount that most people will not be affected by. The vapor that comes from vape mods also dissipates much more quickly than smoke, so that bystanders will not even be bothered by it the way they can be with smoke. For this reason, many more people are choosing to vape. You will also find that you are able to vape in many more locations than you can smoke, so it is something to consider.
Myth #4 Vaping is Only for Young People
Many people think that vaping is advertised directly to younger people. This is because of the different flavors available, as well as some of the more colorful wrappings, but people of all ages have turned to vaping. This is because it offers flavors that cigarettes cannot provide and because it can be interesting to experience a new product. Many people who have smoked cigarettes for most of their adult life are now switching over to vaping because of the variety and the ease of use, not to mention that vaping is allowed in more locations than smoking these days. Whether you want new flavors or you want to stick with more traditional options, vaping can be the right choice for you.
These are some of the most pervasive myths that people have about vaping. It is important to always do your research and not to just listen to rumors, since a large part of them have been proven wrong by science. Vaping can be the perfect option for a lot of people who want to take a break from cigarettes but who do not want to stop smoking altogether.
Article Written by: Devin Caldwell
I do love a good myth buster. I’m wondering if a few of these were made up by the cigarette companies to put people off switching? I think anything is better than that horrid smoke smell, in fact I actually enjoy the smell of vapes – I like to try and guess the flavour. Great post.