As with all things new and strange that are going up against big corporation, you’re going to see a number of misconceptions about it. A lot of times, it is because things are simply misunderstood. Vaping is one of those things. For some reason, a lot of the harmful stigmas held against traditional cigarettes are also held against e-cigarettes, vape pens, and vape mods as well. We want to spread a little bit of truth so here are five facts you might not know about vaping.
1. Second Hand Vaping Is Not Harmful.
The fact regarding cigarette second hand smoke being extremely harmful has been burned into our minds since grade school. Traditional cigarette smoke contains a number of toxic ingredients that can lead to a number of health issues and even death. Unfortunately, this fact has incorrectly been applied to the world of vaping as well. This is simply not true. As a 2014 study showed, traditional cigarette smoke actually has about 1500 times the amount of harmful substances than that of vape smoke. In fact, ambient air contains the same amount of carcinogens as vape smoke. So in all reality, all you’re adding to the atmosphere is a little flavor.
2. Vape Juice Does NOT Contain Anti-Freeze People.
Did you know there are only four main ingredients in vape juice? It just so happens that one of the four ingredients, propylene glycol, is also used in anti-freeze. This automatically makes people freak out but what they don’t understand is the substance is added in to anti-freeze to make it less harmful when swallowed. Yes, you read that right… It’s actually helping to make it less toxic to ingest. While vape juice does contain propylene glycol, it usually makes up less than 30% of the mixture. In fact, most vape juice is a 30% propylene glycol/70% vegetable glycerin mixture, but the majority of brands we carry, such as NAKED100, are moving to a 20%PG/80%VG mixture. Another fun fact about propylene glycol… It’s also in Fireball Whiskey. 🙂 And we all know you love that stuff.
Don’t you love science? We do. Especially when it proves those who like to make assumptions wrong. In two separate studies, both Dr. Murray Laugesen and Dr. Thomas Eissenberg concluded that e-cigarettes, or vaping, does not deliver nicotine nearly as effectively as traditional cigarettes so there’s no way you can become as physically addicted to your vape mod as you would with cigarettes. In addition, vape juice comes in a variety of nicotine and nicotine free options and flavors. If you want to vape for the shear joy of it without any nicotine, you’ve totally got the option to do so!
OK, so maybe we lied a little. Vaping can totally be addictive in another way. With all the new mods and tanks coming out, how can you not want the coolest new thing?
4. Vaping Is Cheaper Than Traditional Cigarettes.
It’s true. You could save a considerable amount of dough if you switch from traditional cigarettes over to a sweet mod or e-cigarette. Think about it this way.. If you’re a pack-a-day smoker, you’re spending around $2569.60 ($7.04 a pack) a year for traditional smokes. If you decide to go the disposable vape route, you’re going to be spending around $1387 ($9 per disposable e-cig – equivalent to 2.5 packs of cigarettes). That’s almost $1200 in savings right there. You could go on a lovely beach vacation for that! Check out this post on NerdWallet for additional cost savings.
5. Vaping CAN Help Smokers Quit.
There have been a lot of rumors going around saying vaping is a gateway to smoking traditional cigarettes. It’s actually quite the opposite. According to this infographic, less than one percent of those who vape actually take up traditional smoking. In addition, 71% of those who previously smoked traditional cigarettes stated vaping helped them to finally quit smoking. As noted earlier, many vape juice brands carry a variety of nicotine level options so those who are trying to quit can gradually work their way down to a low nicotine/no nicotine option and finally quit all together. If you would like a little more information on smoking vs vaping, check out this article.
Well, now you know a lot more about vaping! It’s up to you all to spread the true gospel about vaping. Spread love, not hate, right? Right? Is there another “not-so-known” fact about vaping you think we should add to this post? Comment below or contact us! We love to hear from all of you. 🙂