5 Common Misconceptions about Vaping

Posted by Michael Ross on 24 Mar 2016

The vaping industry is rapidly growing and with that fact, many misconceptions are being developed. Without the accurate knowledge and factual based understanding, individuals can be easily misled into believing unfounded claims which discredit vaping. Misinformation is a big part of what has been skewing the public opinion into having a negative perception of vaping, which is a factor that has to be addressed to give a concise view of what vaping is all about. 

Here are the top 5 misconceptions:

1.Vaping has similar health risks as cigarettes

Vaping does not contain tar and although it has nicotine, the levels are not high or harmful as with cigarettes. Vaping is even being used by ex-smokers as a mode of aiding the process of quitting on cigarette smoking, thus possibly saving many people's lives. 

2.Nicotine can cause cancer

The active ingredient in cigarettes which causes cancer is Tar which is not present in the vaping liquids used with e-cigarettes. The level of nicotine in the solutions used in vaping is lower compared to that in cigarettes since it is designed to eliminate the aspect of dependency and addiction.

3.Ingredients used in vaping are mysterious

The ingredients used to create the e-liquids are clearly spelled out and explained. Vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol are the major ingredients that make up e-liquids; while some vaping shops add some flavor and a prescribed nicotine level for ex-smokers, all these ingredients have negligible negative effects on the health.

4.Vaping industry is not regulated

Many legislators and anti-vaping personalities have claimed that the vaping industry is not regulated and have chosen to structure regulations and acts of law. The vaping industry is however self-regulated in the sense that there are warnings and notices of the presence of ingredients that make up the e-liquids. The e-liquids also come in child-proof caps to restrict unwarranted access.

5.E-cigarettes and e-liquids can be sold to minors

There are appropriate warnings that restrict and advise against selling to minors. The self-regulation also dictates that vaping liquids and e-cigarettes should be kept away from children and this ensures that minors do not get access. There have even been new container regulations recently put into effect mandating that sellers of e-liquids must have child-proof lids. These regulations show just how serious those in the vaping industry are about keeping minors away from the vaping world.