There are a lot of rumours about vape, clouding the truths. Let’s debunk them for a safe vaping experience.
Over the recent years, there is a mass expansion of vape products in the market due to high demand from users, prominently young people and cigarette smokers. With such a high popularity, it does not seem vaping industry is going to close their cloud-making machine factories anytime soon. In fact, since vaping is resonating with the booming era of technology, it might get even bigger.
Despite the notable achievement, vape is still new to the market: hence the clueless vapers blowing clouds like champs. The lack of information among consumers and unanswered concerns regarding the risk of the product lead to many misperceptions.
Here are some infamous vaping misperceptions:
Myth #1 Vape is a smoking cessation proven method
While most federal regulators in many countries have not yet approved vaping as a smoking cessation aid, it’s made famous by some vape manufacturer as a strategy to quit the dangerous addiction. Since vape was created as a less harmful alternative to smoking, people are quick to assume that e-cigarette is a tool for smokers to stop their dangerous addiction.
Should such case exist, although it is remotely possible, it’s because of the user himself, not because of vape. However, based on a European study in 2017 by European Respiratory Society, vaping does not help individuals quit smoking. Instead, researchers said, it’s likely these individuals to become “dual-users” This research is supported by Healthline website, revealing a total of 90% vapers couldn’t actually quit smoking after one year.
Myth #2 E-cigarettes are risk-free
It’s universally agreeable that vaping is less harmful than cigarette smoking but it can’t be proven that they are absolutely safe. Yet. This subject matter still needs scientific evidence from the result of prolonged vaping. Until then, there’s no such thing as risk-free.
Though, it does not hurt you to vape in a safe manner. Always refer to the guideline issued by the device manufacturer to ensure a safe vaping experience. Pay attention to the quality of the products. Low-quality products might cause unexpected harm.
Myth #3 Vaping is exclusively for smokers only
The idea of switching to vape for a less harmful option is a good concept, only such concept is not exclusively for adult/smokers only.
The execution of vaping policy is not fully enforced because vaping is still considerably new, thus, it’s hard to carry out the regulation.
Food and Drug Administration FDA also has claimed that e-juice properties are not as harmful as the tobacco cigarette properties. Seeing that, it leads vape becomes quite popular among younger people. Especially among those who had never smoked tobacco cigarette previously and never intended to do so. As a result, the vaping rate among middle and high school students increase tremendously.
Myth #4 Vaping is not included in smoking bans areas
The banning is yet to be made clear, but because vaping and smoking are likeable, normalising vaping in a smoke-free area might renormalising smoking as well.
For now, it depends either by premises or states to govern the vaping rule. A lot of premises prohibited the use of vape and only allow it wherever smoking is allowed. California also has included e-cigarette in California’s smoke-free laws.
The reason why e-cigarette is included in the smoke-free law due to growing concerns by second-hand vapers in term of long exposure to the vapours. Hence the proliferation of vaping bans area.
Though the banning for vaping and smoking areas exists, the authority also provided designated areas for vaping and smoking.
Myth #5 Vaping does not cause addiction
Just like cigarette, e-juice does contain nicotine (mostly). Nicotine is one of the e-juice main properties. Needless to say, nicotine does lead to addiction.
However, with e-juice, the amount of nicotine that vapers consume can be controlled. Each e-juice bottle provides you with different nicotine strength, depending on your suitability such as 3mg, 6mg, 8mg, and the list goes on.
Though it’s uncommon for vapers to vape on 0mg nicotine e-juice, e-juice does come in zero-nicotine option.
The closure that we can get with all these myths are, it is important to put them to an end. The bottom line is, all these myths need to be debunked considering it involves the user’s health.