10 Myths About Electronic Cigarettes – Debunked!
Since vaping has became so popular and has helped millions of people around the world, some negative propaganda has been spread through media to intentionally make everyone believe e-cigarettes are as bad as smoking cigarettes. Whether you are an experienced vaper or someone still exploring e-cigarette options, you might have heard different articles projecting different information about vaping. If you come across any of the below mentioned instance about vaping, we recommend you to do your research before making a decision.
Vaping and smoking contain the same harmful ingredients?
Non-vapers and people who don’t have knowledge about vaping, strongly believe that e-liquids contain harmful ingredients. The truth is that e-liquid contains only 3 to 4 ingredients namely propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, artificial food grade flavoring and some low percentage of nicotine. All these ingredients are found even in foods, drinks and vegetables that we consume every day.
Does e-liquids contain anti-freeze?
E-cigarettes are claimed to contain anti-freeze. Propylene Glycol PG, one of the main ingredients in e-liquid, is used in anti-freeze. However, it is used as a non-toxic anti freeze in e-liquids. In fact, this ingredient is used in everything from pharmaceuticals to food and cosmetics to anti-freeze. Several studies were conducted on dogs and rats and concluded that PG does not pose any big threat to these animals when inhaled.
Does vaping lead to Popcorn Lung?
The big fuss about e-liquid is that it contains diacetyl which is responsible for causing popcorn lung when inhaled. Dr. Siegel is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health conducted a study and concluded that (if present) Average Diacetyl Exposure from Vaping is 750 Times Lower than from Smoking.
Does Vaping Causes to Inhale Formaldehyde?
The most recent myth associated with vaping is the formation of formaldehyde. Professor Michael Siegel conducted a research and found out that the temperature at which glycol would be converted into formaldehyde was much higher that e-cigs could not even reach. He also added that the vapor produced at very higher temperature would taste unpleasant and no one would like to do this anyway.
Is vaping As Harm as Smoking?
According to the British study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the absence of combustion, smoke and different chemical composition results in the creation and absorption of less toxic chemicals as is the case of vaping. So, electronic cigarettes are too far from being as harmful as tobacco cigarettes. Dr Laugesen from Health New Zealand has confirmed from studies done on e-cigarettes, they are 100 to a 1,000 safer than smoking.
Are E-Cigarettes explosive?
While you would have read several stories associated with e-cigarette explosions, the truth is that they are not as explosive as your smartphone. When used properly as dictated, e-cigarettes do not pose threat to explode in your hand or pocket. You should strictly adhere to manufacturer’s guidelines when dealing with mods, external batteries and resistance. Most of histories related to exploding e-cigarettes are due to low maintenance and poor storage practices of batteries.
Is second hand vaping dangerous?
There are plenty of confusions and misconception out there about second hand vapour. According to the research carried out by Public Health England, it is concluded that the exposure to e-cig vapour does not harm by-standers as that of second hand smoke.
You can be sure, there is a higher exposure to harmful particles in a normal road, compared to those one caused by exhaled vapour caused by e-cigarettes.
Is vaping a gateway to smoking?
This is one of the biggest e-cig misinterpretation that is more prevalent among the public. David Levy published a study in Nicotine and Tobacco research and concluded that e-cigarettes are likely to reduce smoking and never act as a gateway to the use of tobacco cigarettes. Similarly, Action on Smoking and Health Wales has also concluded that 98% of e-cig users were smokers in the past.
Is vaping more addictive than smoking?
The entire world has been manipulated to believe that nicotine itself is addictive. Two different studies were conducted by Dr. Murray Laugesen and Dr. Thomas Eissenberg and confirmed that e-cigarettes deliver nicotine in lower levels when compared to tobacco cigarette and nicotine gums.
Does vaping leads to long-term health issues?
Another popular myth about vaping is that it leads to long term health issues. But, the truth is that e-cigarettes can provide long-term health benefits to smokers with asthma, blood pressure and allergies. Many studies have been conducted on this topic and now it is proven that e-cigs can reverse the negative impact of tobacco smoke on lung functions, allergies and asthma symptoms.
Please be aware, no matter how much noise and controversy the big headings of an article can generate, it’s always important to do your own research about the facts to avoid the fear of vaping and put you back to smoke.
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