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More Myths Surrounding Vaping Debunked

October 18, 2018

More Myths Surrounding Vaping Debunked

Depending on what side of the issue you are on, you can look at vaping from different angles. Some people will have you believe e-cigarettes are a gateway to conventional cigarettes and other drugs. Others will say vaping helped them quit a worse habit. Your reason for vaping is entirely up to you. But for general education, here are a few myths about vaping we have debunked.

Myth #1

E-cigarettes are just as harmful as cigarettes because they contain nicotine

This is a popular myth. Many people believe nicotine is the most harmful part of smoking a cigarette. So far, research has shown that although nicotine is addictive,it’s the other chemicals inside the cigarette that do damage. E-cigarettes do not contain tar or carbon monoxide, both of which are found in cigarettes.

Myth #2

Second-hand e-cigarette smoke is harmful to bystanders

Unlike cigarettes, there is no smoke - or vapor - coming from the device itself. The only aerosol admitted is the vapor that is exhaled. So, far, there has been no evidence of bystanders being negatively affected by e-cigarette vapor. Not to say that if you have respiratory problems you shouldn’t take precautions.

Myth #3

E-cigarettes are not regulated

E-juice and other e-products are regulated and must meet a minimum standard of quality and safety. E-liquid packages are also labeled with pertinent information for consumers to make an informed decision.

Myth #4

E-cigarettes lead young people into smoking

There has been no evidence that proves, or even suggests, that smoking e-cigarettes leads young people to smoking. However, use of vaping products is more popular among those who already have taken up smoking analog cigarettes.