It’s hard to avoid the negative press that sometimes surrounds the world of e-cigarettes, and while we’re aware that there are myths on just about everything out there, e-cigarettes do get the rough end of the stick, which is more often than not unfounded. This is where we are stepping in to dispel these myths and offer some clarity on the issue in our guide to clearing up electronic cigarette Myths.
Myth 1: E-cigarettes are bad for you, so you might as well keep smoking
Wrong. While nicotine is addictive, research has cited its effects on the body to be marginal. As we’re sure you’re aware, the issue with tobacco cigarettes is the inclusion of all the additives, chemicals, and the smoke itself. The nicotine on the other hand, not so much.
Myth 2: E-cigarettes are soon to be illegal
Myth 3: E-cigarettes are hazardous because no one knows exactly what’s in them
This is certainly not the case when you shop with reputable companies such as OK E-Cig. If you stray away from legitimate e-cigarette brands and sellers, the people who will openly disclose ingredients to you, then you’re stepping into the unknown and putting yourself at risk.
Myth 4: Chemicals are in e-cigarettes
Myth 5: E-cigarettes can cause cancer
Simply unfounded. Recent studies are coming to the fore that are working to dispel this Myth. E-Cigs contain no tobacco, which means there will be no tar left behind. Therefore, the fundamental carcinogenic components aren’t there to create the problem that conventional tobacco cigarette smoke does.
Myth 6: E-cigarettes can explode in your face
Again, this goes back to buying proven, trusted brands from quality suppliers. Additionally, if you tinker with the e-liquid or replace the batteries with alternatives that aren’t specified for your model, then you’re risking harm. Use your e-cigarette as instructed to avoid any unnecessary danger.
Myth 7: E-cigarettes are more expensive than tobacco cigarettes
This is all reliant on the brand you choose to use, however, in most cases e-cigarettes are by and large more efficient in every aspect, particularly when it comes to cost. Vapella’s products are priced very competitively so that you can kick the habit without breaking the bank.
Myth 8: There’s no nicotine in e-cigarettes
The answer to this is both yes and no. Both E Liquids and e-cigarette refills are available with nicotine content ranging from 3mg to 18mg. There are also nicotine free options on the market, but these don’t allow for recovering smokers to get the nicotine hit they are looking for, which of course, is part of the road to success in kicking the tobacco habit.
Myth 9: Vapour from e-cigarettes is the same as second hand smoke
We can’t stress how far from the truth this is. Vapour is vapour, plain and simple. It’s not smoke, and there are no harmful by-products. E-cigarette vapour has no smell, the flavoured liquids have a scent but that’s it, and there’s also no lingering odours, unlike tobacco smoke.
Myth 10: Children and teenagers can buy e-cigarettes
Myth 11: E-cigarettes are made to tempt teenagers to use them
We get this question a lot, particularly due to the flavoured products on offer. However, manufacturers do not make e-cigarettes to ‘lure’ or ‘tempt’ children or underage people whatsoever. They must reach a minimum age requirement to buy electronic cigarettes, as mentioned in the previous point. Nicotine is a substance that isn’t intended for use by children or teenagers, and this counts for vaping products, just as it does tobacco products.
Myth 12: The taste of e-cigarettes isn’t nice
If there is one thing the customers here at VAPELLA love, it’s our wonderful range of flavours! We all have opinions on what tastes good or not so good, so when it comes to this myth, it really does boil down to personal preference. It’s worth mentioning that in the early days of e-cigarettes, there were reports of them leaving a bad taste in the mouth, but things have developed and improved since then, and it’s certainly not an issue anymore!
Myth 13: E-cigarettes are more addictive than their tobacco counterparts
False. You will not crave nicotine any more with an electronic cigarette than you would with a tobacco version. The only difference is that you won’t get the thousands of added harmful chemicals and tar production in e-cigarettes. The only thing you might crave more is our great range of flavours!
Myth 14: E-cigarette manufacturers are attempting to entice non-smokers
An outright no! E-cigarettes have been designed to assist tobacco smokers in the quest to end their habit. Smokers around the globe are continually turning to e-cigarettes to help them quit, and there has never been a plan to target any other demographic.