Vaping has become one of the most popular subcultures of the current decade, but some people are still skeptical about it. We suggest considering the top seven main myths about vaping and vapers, which will help to determine whether it is safe or not.
Myth 1: Vape is more dangerous than cigarette.
According to numerous research, conducted within the recent years, vaping is not more dangerous than smoking regular cigarettes. Besides nicotine, cigarette tobacco releases resins and products of burning that are especially harmful for lungs. But in vaping liquids there are no such elements. Even nicotine-free liquids can be used to decrease potential damage even more. In addition, components of the liquids are used in food industry and are considered safe.
Myth 2: Vape manufacturers lure children
It is believed that children are attracted by bright labels of liquids for vaping, their candy and coffee flavours, as well as the opportunity to feel themselves adults. However, the manufacturers do not lure specifically children.
Myth 3: Formaldehydes and other terrible chemicals in liquids
Some studies show that low-quality liquids may contain really harmful elements. However, these are present in minuscule amounts. Also, many underline that people inhale numerous harmful chemicals on a daily basis. So, the percent of potentially harmful chemicals in the vaping liquids does not seem to be especially dangerous at this background.
Myth 4: The vaping industry flourished on the basis of tobacco industry
In fact, the first vape was created in China by pharmacist Hon Lik in 2004. The reason for the creation was simple: he wanted to find a way to quit smoking. The active production of e-cigarettes started only several years after, and soon it became popular throughout the world. So, this myth is actually truth.
Myth 5: Vaping causes “popcorn” of the lungs
In the scientific world, this is called obliterating bronchiolitis. Some juices contain diacetyl or acetyl propanol, oil flavors, which are believed to cause a condition called “popcorn” in the lungs. But cases of this disease have never been diagnosed in vapers yet, so this is obviously a myth.
Myth 6: Nicotine in vapes causes addiction
Nicotine can cause addiction, but there is much debate about whether “dependence” is the correct definition for it. More precisely, nicotine is addictive, both physical and psychological. However, most vapers prefer vaping liquids without nicotine. Therefore, there is a way to avoid nicotine addiction.
Myth 7: E-cigarettes explode
It happens sometimes only with low quality devices and cheap batteries, and also if the safety rules are not followed while charging the device or vaping. So, explosion is possible in some cases.
Now, being aware of potential problems, you will be able to use vapes safely.