4 Common E-Cigarette Misconceptions

4 Common E-Cigarette Misconceptions

4 Common E-Cigarette Misconceptions

There’s no doubt that the e-cigarette is a disruptive technology, so it’s not surprising that it’s getting (more than) its fair share of pushbacks and criticism. While it’s necessary to debate the pros and cons of e-cigarettes, it’s also crucial to distinguish between facts and myths surrounding the technology.

1) Myth: E-cigarettes are a gateway to smoking for young people

No matter the evidence against this assertion, the myth persists, primarily driven by fear rather than facts. In addition to the report released by the Royal College of Physicians, stating that “in the UK, use of e-cigarettes is limited almost entirely to those who are already using, or have used, tobacco,” a recent study from the University of Victoria also came to a similar conclusion. Researchers from the university examined an extensive amount of literature on the subject, namely 170 relevant journal articles and concluded that “there is no evidence using a vaping device makes a young person more likely to start smoking cigarettes.”

2) Myth: Vaping is just as dangerous as smoking

A key difference between e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes is that e-cigs vaporize a liquid to release vapor while combustible cigarettes burn tobacco to release smoke, which contains 7,000 chemicals, including 60 carcinogens such as hydrogen cyanide, formaldehyde, lead, arsenic, and ammonia. Vaping, according to the findings of the Royal College of Physicians is considered 95% less harmful than smoking.

3) Myth: All e-cigarettes contain nicotine

One of the advantages of e-cigarettes over combustible cigarettes is that vapers have a wide variety of choices when it comes to e-liquids. E-juice comes in varying levels of nicotine and a range of flavors, and vapers can even purchase nicotine-free e-liquids in the form of pre-filled cartridges or vape juice bottles.

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4) Myth: Secondhand vapor is just as dangerous as smoke

Each year, secondhand smoke causes 600,000 deaths worldwide. As non-smokers breathe in a mixture of mainstream and sidestream tobacco smoke, they are exposed to the same toxic chemicals. According to the same study conducted by researchers at the University of Victoria, vapor from e-cigs is less toxic than tobacco smoke, and e-cig emissions are airborne for less than 30 seconds, compared to combustible cigarette emissions, which stays in the air for 18 to 20 minutes.

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