Vaping Misconceptions We’re Tired of Hearing

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vaping misconceptions

E-cigarette users who like to vape in public are all too aware of the pesky stares of some passersby, but nothing is more vexatious than a seemingly well-intentioned but misinformed stranger (or friend) lecturing you on the perceived dangers of vaping. It’s time to clear the air and put those myths to rest once and for all. Here are three common misconceptions we’re tired of hearing.

Vaping is as dangerous as smoking.

This is probably the most common thing we hear, and unfortunately, this myth often deters smokers from making the switch. While the long-term effects of e-cigarette use are still being examined, the consensus is that “nicotine – while highly addictive – is delivered through products that represent a continuum of risk and is most harmful when delivered through smoke particles in combustible cigarettes.” Continuing to perpetuate the idea that e-cigarettes and combustible cigarettes cause an equal amount of harm is quite frankly irresponsible and dangerous in that it prevents smokers from adopting a nicotine delivery method that contains fewer toxins than traditional cigarettes, further damaging their health.

You don’t know what’s in e-juice.

Many non-vapers have this absurd idea that flavor cartridges and vapor juice ingredients are a mystery. While a typical cigarette contains approximately 600 additives (yes, you read that right), many of which are toxic and carcinogenic, the average e-liquid is composed of mainly a base, which is often a combination of propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) and flavorings. In the case of nicotine-containing e-juices, the substance is present in varying concentrations: low, medium, and high. Some e-liquid manufacturers, such as PrimeVapor, even go a step further and only use VG as a base since it is an all-natural substance derived from plant oils. To ensure a high level of quality and consistency customers can count on, PrimeVapor uses its own labs right here in the United States to produce its liquid under strictly controlled conditions. So next time someone tells you that e-juice ingredients are unknown, please enlighten them on our behalf.

Secondhand vapor is as harmful as secondhand smoke.

Most vapers are considerate when vaping in public. They respect that most people don’t want to have vapor blown in their faces as they go about their daily lives. However, the notion that vapor and smoke are equally harmful is inaccurate. Smoke is produced as a result of a burning process, which creates “more than 7,000 chemicals” while vapor is the result of a heating process, meaning it doesn’t contain any combustion toxicants. In addition, secondhand vapor remains airborne for only a fraction of the time that smoke does, so involuntary exposure is significantly shorter with e-cigarettes.

What vaping misconceptions are you tired of hearing? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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