True or False: Popular Myths About Vaping
There seems to be no end to the myths about vaping you’ll hear from friends or read in the news. From the somewhat true to the completely unfounded and downright sensational, vaping myths can have you wondering what’s true and what isn’t. Are they more dangerous than traditional cigarettes? How different is vaping from smoking? Does e juice contain anti-freeze? (NO!) Vapor4Life has compiled a list of the top 5 facts and myths to know about the dangers of vaping to help you get your answers straight.
1. Vapor cigarettes are not regulated by the FDA: FALSE
On May 8, 2015, the FDA finalized its deeming regulations, which classifies vape products as tobacco products. E cigarettes and everything related to vaping will be fully limited by the FDA in two years, which will push several vape shop owners and retailers out of business if we don’t urge our lawmakers to take a stand. Learn more here.
2. Vapor cigarettes emit secondhand smoke like traditional cigarettes: FALSE
This is one of the biggest myths about vaping. Vapor cigarettes, unlike traditional cigarettes do not emit secondhand smoke because no combustion occurs in an electronic cigarette. Vapor cigarettes emit water vapor, which smells more pleasant than the smoke from cigarettes and cigars, and is less likely to linger.
3. Vaping is good for the environment: TRUE
Vaping is, in fact, eco friendly. Every year, humans litter the earth with more than 4.5 trillion cigarette butts every year. There are no cigarette butts produced when you vape an e cigarette. Instead, vaping products are battery powered and many are rechargeable and recyclable. Traditional cigarettes have a massive impact on the environment and are a major contributor to air pollution, forest fires, and death of marine life. With vaping products, there is little environmental impact to worry about.
4. Vapor cigarettes contain nicotine: TRUE
Yes, electronic cigarettes contain nicotine, like traditional cigarettes. The nicotine in e cigarettes is usually derived from tobacco plants. If you use vaping as an alternative to smoking, you can taper down your nicotine level and you have the option to request a certain nicotine strength, including zero nicotine.
5. Vaping is the same as smoking: FALSE
With vaping, an atomizer heats e liquid and converts it to water vapor. When you smoke cigarettes, the dry tobacco and other ingredients burn or combust, giving off the distinct smell of burning ash.
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