Vaping is something which is usually heavily contested by people as to its health concerns and benefits. While there is evidence emerging daily which can help to disprove the unwarranted concerns, there are still some very basic facts about vaping which everyone gets wrong. We’re taking a look at some of these facts to try and clear up the confusion.
Electronic cigarettes aren’t actually what people think they are
This may sound crazy, but it’s one of the biggest misconceptions about the vaping devices that people have. They’re not the slim devices you can buy at petrol stations which resemble cigarettes. The vaping device is a much more sophisticated piece of kit and is much bigger and more specialist.
Not all vape liquids need nicotine in them
Another point which needs clarification, not all e-liquids need to have nicotine in them. There’s an abundance of flavours around, and when you purchase the e-liquids, you are often given a choice to remove the nicotine completely.
Warning signs are on everything
Despite what people think, vaping devices and accessories are still policed and regulated. There’s usually some kind of label on the packaging of the device and accessories which discourage minors, and most websites on vaping require you to confirm that you are in fact, over 18. This brings us quite nicely to our next point.
Vaping devices aren’t sold to children
Whatever rumours you hear that vaping is an easy way for children to get addicted to nicotine, they’re wrong. Shop owners will not sell anything to do with vaping to under 18-year-olds, and most will treat it as being like tobacco and ask for proof of age. The drug is still addictive, and it is NOT sold to children, at all.
The contents of the e-liquids aren’t a secret
Contrary to popular belief, the e-liquids that are sold aren’t hiding anything sinister. All reputable companies will print an ingredients list on the labels, and as of new laws that came into play within the last few months, the list of ingredients is now required by law to be printed on the labels, so you know exactly what you’re putting in.
Vapour smoke isn’t going to hurt you
If there’s one rumour that needs clearing up, it’s this one. Vapour from the e-cigarettes isn’t going to kill you and is much safer than the secondhand smoke from regular cigarettes, which can, in fact, cause cancer. Vaping was created as a healthier alternative to smoking, so it’s not going to be harmful to you anywhere near as much, if at all.
Vaping helps smokers to quit
Vaping is, regarding helping smokers stop using cigarettes, a very effective tool. Providing a healthier way of getting nicotine and still being able to smoke something, the device helps by allowing you to control the nicotine you use, allowing for a gradual decline until you put the habit down, for good.
The issues about public vaping aren’t as bad as you’d think
In fact, we’d go so far as to say that there’s not even an issue involving public vaping. Most vapers, around 99% of the community, are keen to make sure that vaping becomes acceptable as possible, and thus will take their vaping away from big crowds where possible, and will vape outside at social events. The stories about people who flaunt their e-cigarettes are isolated, and not as frequent as you’d be led to believe.
A lot of studies have been done to prove to vape is fine
There are so many studies being conducted which are disproving the rumours and falsehoods about vaping. It’s been proven that vaping is not harmful to you, and is also better for your health than actual cigarettes, and tests on the e-liquids themselves have found nothing that can cause serious harm to the body.
The health benefits are being recognised by big organisations
The health benefits for the electronic cigarette are being accepted by many prominent authorities, with the Royal College of Physicians in London saying that ‘The RCP believes that e-cigarettes could lead to significant falls in the prevalence of smoking in the UK, prevent many deaths and episodes of severe illness, and help to reduce the social inequalities in health that tobacco smoking currently exacerbates’.